Monday, October 17, 2005

William Hung and the search for Really Awful Music

William Hung
The quest to identify really awful music ended with William Hung . This guy was on American Idol and was really B A D ( To say the least). But, he became America's "15 second darling) when he told the American public which was yet to recover from their laughing bout "I already gave my best. I have no regrets at all." See That Clip Here

If you do not believe me, listen to him butcher
Bailamos, Shake Your Bon Bon and She Bangs (This one is out of the world !!!)

More on him in this Wikipedia entry and this blog
"While a civil engineering student at the university, Hung was inspired to audition for the third season of the reality talent search program in San Francisco during September 2003 after winning a talent contest at his dormitory. Producers never told him that his audition would be broadcast, and he only found out about it when it aired four months later. His audition was the final one on the January 27, 2004 installation, the coup de grĂ¢ce of an hour-long episode that showcased other would-be pop stars, mostly lacking in talent.
As judges
Randy Jackson and Paula Abdul tried to hold back their laughter, judge Simon Cowell dismissed Hung's performance outright: "You can't sing, you can't dance, so what do you want me to say?" Hung defended himself, stating "I already gave my best, and I have no regrets at all." Jackson and Abdul applauded his positive response, and Abdul said, "That's the best attitude yet." Hung's response to Cowell's criticism was in stark contrast to earlier contestants' often angry, confrontational rejoinders. Hung also remarked, "I have no professional training," eliciting a response of mock surprise from Simon Cowell, saying that it was "the surprise of the century". Hung was obviously not admitted to the next round of auditions."

There is also this lovely clip floating around on the Net which had the top 5 Worst singers in the same contest

Details of the worst American Idol singers here

Nice Blog on the lastest Idol and with mp3s (It obviously includes the worst performances)

Videos on American Idol's Worst here, here and here.

What about India? Popstars video

April Winchell has this amazing collection of sounds. My personal favourites are
1. Paul Anka throttling Smell Like Teen Spirit
2. Salma and Sabina bawling a Hindi version of ABBA's Dancing Queen (Image) (Sounds)
3. Come Together by Robin Williams
4. Maria Schneider Yodels
5. Chipmunks belt out Tambourine Man

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