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American Idol Butchering: Unchained Zitzmann

When you think of Disastrous and Oh-Dear-Why-Didn't-Someone-Tell-This-Poor-Person-He-Can't-Sing American Idol Moments this week, what immediately comes to mind? Oh, I don't know, maybe a certain young gentleman butchering "Unchained Melody," Simon Cowell's favorite song?

Meet, Nicholas Zitzmann. 27, programmer, sexy time maker extraordinaire.

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teddybear teddybear 10 years
Live today as if you'd die tomorrow. Learn today as if you'd live forever. Everyone who has watched American Idol and wants to try out has to know that they have a 90% chance of being made fun of.
yayita yayita 10 years
you guys are insane chill out
appreciated appreciated 10 years
I love how he closes his eyes when Simon says 'no' like he actually thought he had a chance. I may just have nightmares about this guy serenading me!!
canthelpwatching canthelpwatching 10 years
UPINIT - that was mean of Simon and unnecessary. This guy was hilarious though.
UPINIT UPINIT 10 years
i CANNOT believe that simon cracked SO HARD on that *special* guy last night! simon told the guy that he looked like "one of those creatures in the forest with those maaaassive eyes" :D!!! later, the guy was like "i do not look like a monkey"! :D gasoline drawers simon, gasoline drawers! ~Let's Go~
Aggie Aggie 10 years
:rotfl: His eyes were scaring the shit out of me! xD Mwahaha! ______________________________________ \Don't chase the beat of your heart/
Gold_DustWoman Gold_DustWoman 10 years
This was the only part I saw the other night, and I was wondering why they let him go on for so long, even with the good people they tell them to stop after a little while, and this guy seems seriously emotionally unstable...it's not right that they exploit people with mental problems and physical deformities
soccer_obsessed soccer_obsessed 10 years
Simons mean but I have to admit I was :rotfl:
mandyjean mandyjean 10 years
poor guy. I feel so bad for some of these people, some of them get really upset after because no one told them. That's wrong, if you know someone who can't sing but thinks they can. please tell them!
SaRaH-22 SaRaH-22 10 years
thats my fav song...ahhh 'Ghost'
isabellemybelle isabellemybelle 10 years
mollynik, simmer down now. Bottom line: Don't want to be made fun of? Don't audition on television for millions to watch.
Miami-Gal Miami-Gal 10 years
Geesh, I don't think Molly did anything. It is funny. The Jason guy is funny. Come people, remember that Asian guy, was it William Hang or something like that? There is a second market for these 'terrible' performers. She's not the one calling him pathetic...just commented on his lack of talent.
mollynik73 mollynik73 10 years
Mollynik Why do they have to make fun of the pathetic people? That is what this guy is...he seems to have been kind of a geek and a little shy. It probably took all his courage just to try out. So he wasn't good, did they have to be sooo damn mean? Why is it that they only make fun of the pitiful, ugly or overweight people? I'm willing to bet that a lot of "pretty" people tried out, failed miserably and no one made fun of them though.....right? This is awful and I am surprised that you have put this clip on your website. There were other ones that would have been better. Choose who you are going to make fun of, because someday it could come back to bite you in the a**!!!
Miami-Gal Miami-Gal 10 years
I watched for a couple of minutes and this was the guy I saw. I would never allow someone I knew and cared about go do that if they sucked. We can blame the judges who we already know are rough, of the people around some of these people that do this.
Fantasia1 Fantasia1 10 years
yes they can be very harsh
Beth1122 Beth1122 10 years
I agree with SwimKari. It is mean sometimes when they take people who don't know better and make asses out of them. I think AI has gotten a little bit too harsh this year and I doubt I'll watch it anymore. They made me cry the other night with one person they were teasing!!!
isabellemybelle isabellemybelle 10 years
That guy definitely had the "crazy eye" look going on.
Fantasia1 Fantasia1 10 years
you do have a point swimkari
swimkari swimkari 10 years
First off, I completely agree how so many people who try out for American Idol do have NO TALENT and I think they know it and just want their five minutes of fame. However, I think some of these comments were made out of context and are based on those people I just referred to. What this clip doesn't show is Ryan's interview with the contestant before and after the audition. He seemed genuinely confused and sad about the outcome --- I don't think he was looking for fame, I just think he's a geeky guy who didn't know any better, seriously.
Fantasia1 Fantasia1 10 years
did u hear what rosie said about not being mentally uncapable to handle failure?
paigesweetkisses paigesweetkisses 10 years
he was one of my favorites on the show the other night - he was right up there with the girl that sounded like the lion from the wizard of oz :rotfl:
teddybear teddybear 10 years
Live today as if you'd die tomorrow. Learn today as if you'd live forever. I was just thinking the same thing. I think people try out that can't sing intentionally sometimes.
Fantasia1 Fantasia1 10 years
true.. becuz i dont think they honestly have talent
JK-Boogie JK-Boogie 10 years
I hate people who do not take it seriously and only go on their for 5 mins of fame :oy:
Fantasia1 Fantasia1 10 years
hehehe simon is gr8 hee, the poor guy he thought he was good enough:P
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