There are times in your life when it seems like a good idea to turn up at an [[American Idol (2011 Series)|American Idol]] audition dressed as a Transformer. If so, then let the story of Drew Beaumier be a lesson to you, good people.
Mr Beaumier (whose info screen describes him as “bartender/autobot”) auditions as a red Ford Mustang. The significance of the Ford product placement is not lost on Randy Jackson, who’s seen his fair share of Ford adverts on American Idol before. Just never in the audition room.
Drew actually auditions in full suit, but messes up the lyrics. It’s a ridiculous audition, although I’d have loved to see if he was actually serious. I really do believe that you’ve got to make the judges remember you, but maybe this was misplaced?
Steven Tyler says: “Your outfit was so slammin’, I like your voice. I don’t know what to do! (whispers) Joking…”
And then the judges send him back to his garage, but not before Tyler asks him how many miles he gets to the gallon!
Fast facts: Drew Beaumier
- Name: Drew Beaumier
- Age: 24
- From: Fountain Valley, California
- Occupation: Bartender/Autobot
- Sings: Born To Be Wild by Steppenwolf