William Hung showed up to audition for Season 3 with a terrifically terrible rendition of Ricky Martin’s “She Bangs,” utterly tone deaf and rhythmically stunted. He left one of the show’s biggest stars, a meme-on-legs who would go on to sell more albums than some “American Idol” champs. (Sorry, Lee DeWyze.) He went on to sign a major label deal, released three albums and starred in two (Hong Kong) movies before launching a decidedly less glamorous career as a technical crime analyst. -Jeff Royer
(Photo: William Hung)
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