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January 30, 2004 6:45 PM   Subscribe

The next American Idol, William Hung...
posted by Macboy (21 comments total)
At least he can sing in tune.
posted by konolia at 7:10 PM on January 30, 2004

Is this something you'd need Windows to be able to watch? Because I don't have Windows
posted by rocketman at 7:14 PM on January 30, 2004

Someone calls this racist in 3... 2...
posted by xmutex at 7:17 PM on January 30, 2004

My friend is friends with him at Berkeley. The whole shtick is an act, and a very convincing one too. My roommate and I were thinking ourselves of pulling a similar stunt, but Will beat us to it.
posted by Mach3avelli at 7:24 PM on January 30, 2004

Funny! I heard there was a guy in a winnie-the-pooh outfit too...there should be more planted people messing up the system on all reality/talent shows, I think.
posted by amberglow at 7:27 PM on January 30, 2004

Well, it's not really a matter of plants on AI. There are preliminary auditions and only a few people get to the three celebrity judges. The preliminary screeners let through all the good people, and also throw in a few bad, and all the outrageous.
posted by AaRdVarK at 7:30 PM on January 30, 2004

Willy Hung. Awsome.
posted by delmoi at 7:32 PM on January 30, 2004

He actually doesn't have a bad voice and stayed in tune. I think he sings too well to be a plant, and I've met way too many geeky engineers that act like him. Nevertheless, his singing never fails to bring a smile to my face whenever I listen to it. Hung rocks!

His singing actually sounds decent when paired up with music: [mp3]
posted by gyc at 7:46 PM on January 30, 2004

Thanks for the link, gyc.
posted by rocketman at 7:53 PM on January 30, 2004

There have been a few plants that make it thru the process. One involved an radio station intern, and her station had a field day with it. Over on TWOP one of the regular posters also made it through (her audition was one of the televised ones) and it was also an absolute hoot.

Long live singing engineers!
posted by konolia at 7:57 PM on January 30, 2004

After I saw the episode with him in it the other night, I was walking around the house all night singing "she bangs! she bangs!" like Willy.

It's great to hear it was an act, it was over the top (the white socks with the black pants and shoes? I thought that was pushing it). I thought a lot of people came off as total actors on the show -- the guy that played the part of the out-of-it-dorky-guy-from-idaho-in-his-sunday-best was a total put-on, and he fooled the big three, then hammed it up for the cameras afterwards.
posted by mathowie at 11:03 PM on January 30, 2004

Was that really a hit? That song? wtf.. "she stings like a bee, just like every girl in history!"?
posted by dobbs at 12:16 AM on January 31, 2004

I, for one, am sorry to hear that it was an act... if indeed that is the case. I rather liked the idea of this guy walking around the planet. I'd be his friend. Sure beats the hell out of most of the phony people you meet... but now I hear he is a phony too. Damn. I'm going back to bed.
posted by internook at 4:53 AM on January 31, 2004

alright, Holden Caufield.
posted by palegirl at 7:13 AM on January 31, 2004

This ISN'T an act... This guy is for real.

Listen to an interview with him on STAR 100.7 FM in San Diego
posted by Macboy at 7:45 AM on January 31, 2004

As we all know, it's good to be Hung.

I couldn't help myself, sorry.
posted by tommasz at 8:27 AM on January 31, 2004

alright, Holden Caufield.

Holden Caulfield was right. abou everything. and what he didn't cover Jim Goad did.
posted by jonmc at 11:09 AM on January 31, 2004

anyone want to volunteer from here to go on this show ?
posted by sgt.serenity at 5:24 PM on January 31, 2004

I open the floor to nominations.
posted by konolia at 5:28 PM on January 31, 2004

i never watched american idol before, but i happened to catch the first episode this year and was hooked. it's hilarious.
posted by centrs at 11:43 PM on January 31, 2004

This guy is legit. Stay off the funny stuff and away from imaginary friends.
posted by Macboy at 10:47 AM on February 2, 2004

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