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Does Dirt From the Past Hurt Idol Contestants?

These days, it's not American Idol without old scandals about the contestants becoming public. This season, we've already heard about Amanda Overmyer and her DUI, and today we got a peek into David Hernandez's past life as a stripper. To top it all off, everyone's talking about this video of Danny Noriega's foul language and teenage angst. Do you think all of the dirt from the past hurts Idol contestants?

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HON HON 9 years
American Idol = BLAH to me So I don't care.... blahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
cmoore cmoore 9 years
Oh Please! Whose past could stand up? Everyone deserves to showcase their talent! It can't be much worse than the backgrounds of the celebs we look at everyday.
gholson54 gholson54 9 years
My sister just said to me last night that Danny looks like Jessica Alba. That is hilarious that someone else says that too. I would say he is flaming gay!! Did you see the pictures of him with his friends and sister a couple of years ago just hanging out? He had on tights and more makeup than the girls! I could care less if he is gay and if I voted that would not sway my vote but he is super annoying and sounds like he belongs on Broadway in a chorus. And I had no idea that the one guy stripped in a gay club. I did not read the story, just the headline he was a stripper. I was thinking whoo hoo, you go boy! Until now that I found out it was in a gay club. Ewwww!
loveallstar loveallstar 9 years
Josiah Leming left b/c as interesting as he is he is a complete basket case( ie emotionally unstable possibly?) and would have fallen apart every time he had a bad /off night, If you don't believe me re watch his segments on the audition rounds, he'd be better off finding his musical self in another way( rather than in competition form)
loveallstar loveallstar 9 years
Go Danny N. He looks like Jessica Alba but I like him tons better.:)I could care less if they had all been strippers in there past, I judge them on their performance on the show like Im supposed to and that's that.
Suzaila Suzaila 9 years
Of course it will matter. It is a show where for one night a week regular Americans become THE JUDGE. We judge on their voice, charisma, dress sense, hair, song choice ... So why stop there? JUDGE JUDGE JUDGE!!! LOL just kidding
LauraLocke LauraLocke 9 years
if it gets rid of Danny Noriega, then I'm all for it.
DreaAST DreaAST 9 years
i'm so sick of this show!!!!!!!
Ashlyn-Rose Ashlyn-Rose 9 years
I don't watch American Idol, but I just that video of the kid saying he hopes Santa rapes your mother and I think I love him.
DaniCalifornia DaniCalifornia 9 years
:D Well...I thought he was. But I know a lot of girls love him, so I didn't want to come in here and say that like I knew it for a fact. But yeah, I'm glad I'm not the only one. My sister and I give a lot of the contestants nicknames, every year. For example, last year, Melinda Doolittle was "Apple". Danny is "Sanjaya 2".
fireyelectra fireyelectra 9 years
I so didn't mean to call him "its." That was a weird case of typing things you hear people in your office say.
fireyelectra fireyelectra 9 years
I don't think Danny Noriega is gay. I think its a pre-op transexual. One day, he's going to wake up and realize he's a pretty girl trapped in the body of a pretty tomboy. And then he will finally feel whole.
milosmommy milosmommy 9 years
DaniCalifornia, you're too funny. It's so overt and over the top that I don't think it could really be questionable. lol. And I don't think it should matter what they did in the past as long as they're not still doing it (it is a family show) and it's not too serious a crime.
CelebFanChatRaph CelebFanChatRaph 9 years
I don't care unless its really bad.
cherrygirl143 cherrygirl143 9 years
Danny needs to tone down the "gay". I have no problems with his sexuality but it is reeeeeaaaaaally annoying!
marleenguillen marleenguillen 9 years
I haven't watched it at all! I just don't care for this show anymore.
dashofsugar dashofsugar 9 years
i don't think it matters at all... not that i watch this lame show... but seriously.. can u sing... great, i don't care if you got arrested 6 yrs ago.
juliegal juliegal 9 years
hahahahah danicalifornia......r u kidding or serious about danny noreiga????? i am lol :rotfl: i think it's pretty safe to assume he's not a heterosexual male......
meowtomekitty meowtomekitty 9 years
to be honest, i have not watched american idol for the past 2 weeks because i think its not worth watching anymore, most of them have had experience or had an album out. And plus, they let Josiah Leming go and he should have never left.
DaniCalifornia DaniCalifornia 9 years
I don't personally care, either, really, but I think this is mostly a family show, and so a lot of people aren't going to like the fact that there's a male stripper on the show. Also...does anyone else think Danny is probably gay? I have no problem with it, and it doesn't really matter, but just out of anyone else getting that vibe?
celeb_obsessed25 celeb_obsessed25 9 years
I said yes because many people get turned off. Personally, I don't care (depending how bad it is) as long as the person is changing for the better than all the best to you
RiceGirlReese RiceGirlReese 9 years
Who cares, unless they're former death row inmates, or child molesters
brittj8585 brittj8585 9 years
I don't actually watch or vote for American Idol, but I don't understand why any past decisions would matter to anyone. Is there anyone who would want there past exposed, being criticized by mistakes that they have already paid for and gotten over? I understand that some of small minded america might be bothered by their mighty "American Idol" being gay, or at least participating in such an act as stripping in a gay club. We like our celebrities to be uncomfortable with displaying their sexual preferences! don't ask, don't tell, right? right?....*crickets* It really is mind blowing that this story is a headline on CNN. Who cares?
pinkprincess1101 pinkprincess1101 9 years
it shouldnt that is so stupid, now if he commited a serious crime than yes, other than that no we love some male strippers even if they stripped for men thats a real man who can do it and not care
j2e1n9 j2e1n9 9 years
Hahahaha! Some dude was a stripper? Oh I gotta start watching this show.
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