American Idol Reject Wins Aria Event

American Idol Reject Wins Aria Event

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Over in Europe we've had our fair share of tone deaf contestants on shows such as the X Factor and Pop Idol, but few are able to hold a candle to America's William Hung.

The aspiring singer famously auditioned for the American Idol a few years ago and performed a now legendary rendition of Ricky Martin's She Bangs.

The brief moment in front of the camera earned him a certain degree of notoriety across the US; however, instead of parlaying that "fame" into a career on reality TV (something that would probably happen in the UK), Hung has decided to start crushing poker tournaments in the Aria.

In between his job as a police officer, Hung has been playing tournaments in Vegas with his latest outing coming last week in the Aria's daily $125 event.

Playing alongside the likes of Robert Williamson III, Hung managed to hit a high note and take down the event for $2,264 after beating Ferry Helwig heads-up.

Could the migration of reality TV rejects to poker become a new trend? As long as they don't sing then we hope so.

Tags: William Hung, Reality TV