UPDATE ON LEROY WELLS (more funnier than video...guess where he is now?)
see news clip here: http://tv.zap2it.com/tveditorial/tve_main/...%7C1%7C,00.html
or read here:
LOS ANGELES (Zap2it.com) On Tuesday (Jan. 25) night, millions of "American Idol" viewers met Leroy Wells, a young auditioner whose boundless enthusiasm was matched only by his general lack of talent. On a night when Wells should have been celebrating his public humiliation (or coronation, depending on your point of view), the 21-year-old native of Grand Bay, Alabama was behind bars.
According to Mobile's local NBC affiliate, Wells and his fellow inmates were allowed to watch Tuesday's "Idol," which featured talented (and not-so-talented) hopefuls from the show's New Orleans try-outs.
Arrested earlier this month for allegedly discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle (and, in the process, shooting a man in the hip), Wells was in the Mobile Metro Jail for failure to appear in court.
Wells' incarceration may have prevented him from reaching the status of such esteemed "Idol" rejects as William Hung. Wells burst into the "Idol" audition room like an incoherent supernova, spouting a patois that was one part krunk, one part Dirty South and one part unique rambling. Occasionally removing the shiny metallic caps from his teeth, Wells sang the chorus from Old Dirty Bastard's (an intellectual kindred spirit) "Baby, I've Got Your Money" and then sang part of the chorus from James Brown's "I Feel Good." He also repeatedly asked the judges if they could dig it. It seemed that they ultimately could not.
Showing great contempt, "Idol" producers frequently subtitled Wells' difficult to fathom speech, making him into the brunt of an extended joke.
Reportedly, Wells' rap sheet contains seven previous arrests, including a pot bust and charges of disorderly conduct and possession of an unlicensed firearm.
The young man's $11,000 bond was paid on Wednesday and he was released from jail that evening.