Fox Reality’s American Idol Extra debuted tonight on Fox Reality, and I’m watching it right now. The Extra cameras were filming David Hernandez as he said goodbye to the judges and castmates . Syesha Mercado was crying. All three judges hugged David, and Simon Cowell talked to him for a bit. David said that Simon thought maybe he was down because of last week’s media scandal (News of David’s history as a stripper in a gay nightclub was posted on nearly every media site).
David said he wasn’t down, but that the song choice, “I Saw Her Standing There” wasn’t his first. He wanted to sing “Let it Be”. Numbers were pulled out of a hat, and he lost. “The song I got stuck with, ” he said, “Wasn’t one of my personal favorites, but I tried to make the song my own. Obviously it didn’t work out too well.”
David says he’s got some offers already. He’s upbeat and looks forward to the future.
Sanjaya Malaker is on the show, and he says he would have chosen “Michelle” if Season 6 had done a Beatles’ theme. He’s working on an album right now.
Melinda Doolittle was also interviewed, and she’s also working on a CD. “Slated to come out in June, ” she says. She wrote a song with Jonny Lang. She says the album will be “a little rock grit with some funk and some soul.”
Simon Cowell thinks that David looked “Defeated…haunted.” Simon thinks the scandal got to him.
Gina Glocksen and Constantine Maroulis are co-hosts. Watching them read lame crap off of cue cards is pretty funny.
Amanda Overmyer’s song choice was also her second choice. But she says, “it ended up working out for me, and that it was the song out of all of them I should have picked anyways.”
Jason Castro related very much to the song he sang this week. He says that right now, he’s “On the verge” with someone…
David Hernandez wanted to sing “Yesterday” next week.
ETA: Video after the Jump! Melinda Doolittle sings “My Funny Valentine” (available at iTunes) and David Hernandez is interviewed by American Idol Extra host, JD Roberto.
David Hernandez Pt. 1
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