We can only assume that American Idol aren’t running Idol Camps anymore. Former Idol Camper Alex Attardo shows that all the training in the world can’t make up for actually having talent.
Attardo delivers a truly horrible version of Ike and Tina Turner’s Proud Mary – he kills it stone dead, both on utter tunelessness and with a vocal tone that’s excruciating to listen to. And he’s so square he has right angles. Seriously.
Even the normally personable Randy Jackson doesn’t soften the blow – he suggests that the camp should be cancelled. Steven Tyler tells him:
You were so off the melody of that song. Even if you tell me you were doing your own rendition of it, and when you stray that far from what it was…
Randy chimes in to tell him it was terrible and the judges quickly shut it down. And that – hopefully – is the last we’ll see of Alex.
Alex Attardo – Fast Facts
- Age: 18
- From: New Orleans, LA
- Occupation: Nursing Student
- Audition song: Proud Mary