William Hung was on American Idol

Episode 47,  Apr 10, 2020, 07:00 AM

Back when American Idol was the only talent show on television, with many millions of viewers, William Hung came on the show as a contestant. He was laughed at by the judges, and his embarrassing audition video went viral. Few people have been humiliated worldwide the way he was. But what is amazing is how he handled that experience, and what he has done since then.

We’ve all experienced embarrassment at some point. It’s not something anyone enjoys or wants to go through.

But there’s another level of embarrassment: humiliation. I think it’s safe to say to say that very few people have experienced the level of embarrassment or humiliation that William has.

Imagine being on the most popular talent show in the country – American Idol – and failing badly. The judges laugh at you and send you home. One of them even calls your singing “grotesque”. Then the video of that terrible audition gets broadcast on television, and ends up going viral worldwide. So your huge failure is seen by millions of people everywhere, and your name becomes synonymous with that bad performance.

That’s what happened to William.

What I just described is what most people know about William Hung. But there’s a lot more to his story, which you’re about to find out.

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