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The second night of our 2012 journey with Idol found us in the city of Pittsburgh. That’s right, Pittsburgh. We were welcomed to the “City of Champions” by a guy with a size 58 beer-belly wearing a size 28 shirt. (And by the way, it looked like he was there to audition. If he’s 28 or younger, I’m Captain Caveman.) With the bar set that low, I had to wonder what sort of talent Pittsburgh would bring to the table.
First up was Heejun Han. To say that he presented himself in an underwhelming manner would be an understatement. As he talked to Ryan I wasn’t sure if he had been sniffing glue or was just roused from his midday nap to attend the auditions. Dude was strange. To top it off, his family told Ryan they had never heard him sing. My thought was – “they’re probably the lucky ones.” But then he walked in the audition room and started singing. You would think by now I would know not to judge a book by its cover. Turns out dude was strange – but dude could sing. Three quick yeses and he was on his way. (By the way – he also had one of the strangest, and yet coolest, “I’m going to Hollywood” moments ever…)