Sunday, April 20, 2008

American Idol: ASIANS

Jasmine Trias (Season 3)


William Hung (Season 3)


Paul Kim (Season 6)


A few notes about Paul Kim: 1) I think it's interesting that Paul Kim uses William Hung as a source of motivation. He finds it necessary to combat the negative stereotypes that Hung created in his infamous She-Bangs auditions (see video above). 2) What's the deal with the barefoot performance? Perhaps it is telling that Kim was then immediately eliminated. Did the lack of shoes deter viewers from voting for him because it made him (and I'm being serious here) too eccentric, too different, and in other words too Asian?

Sanjaya Malakar (Season 6)


Notes: Sanjaya somehow coasted his way through a good deal of the competition despite Simon Cowell's constant berating. The reasons: fangirls who cry and VotefortheWorst.com

Danny Noriega (Season 7)


Ramiele Malubay (Season 7)

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