Probably this has been discussed here before, but it is interesting to list some of the candidates. 'Till now, I didn't even know about the other vocalists (I only know about Kiske - well, at least from '93 'till now ) As far as I'm convinced, the final 3 singers were: 1. Blaze Bayley 2. Andre Matos (Angra) 3. James LaBrie (Dream Theater) This can be just an assumption (at the moment I can't remember where I read about that ranking) From what I have read the other vocalists were: - Doogie White (Rainbow) - Steve Grimmett (Grim Reaper) And what about Michael Kiske (Helloween) - that is somehow like a legend isn't it ? Is he really was meant to be the replacement for Bruce ? Guys, if you know other vocalists that were auditioned - go and list them !