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Saturday, January 27, 2007

How NOT to start your singing career-


The subject of illegal aliens came up over on The Joey Polanski Show yesterday. Here's an unexpected take on the issue from this week's news-

UPI: A New York "American Idol" contestant who won't be moving on asked British judge Simon Cowell for his work visa after the judge called his act "rubbish." Ian Benardo was allowed to complete nearly all of Laura Brannigan's "Gloria," before the judges began insulting his act, the one-time telephone psychic told the New York Post. When Cowell told Benardo his act was "just rubbish," Benardo demanded to see a work visa for Cowell, who then called for security to escort the contestant out.

"Simon has built an empire by sitting in a chair and being bored and British, and I just wanted to know if he is legally allowed to be making millions of dollars off us," Benardo, 26, told The Post. "Since he had no answer, that makes me believe he may not be legally working here in the United States." Benardo said he doesn't shy away from anything or anyone because, "I'm from the Bronx."

6 comments:

Mike said...

And in case you didn't notice, Simon wasn't there the next day. Obviously, he was out getting his papers in order.

Colonel Colonel said...

Mike- and here I was puzzled that that tone-deaf immigration clerk got her yellow Hollywood ticket...

Mybrid said...

And just because I saw this only yesterday, I'm enclosing here the link for Ian's appearance on American Idol.

Colonel Colonel said...

Mybrid- thanks for the link, but I was too late- YouTube had pulled it by the time I got there.

JD Rhoades said...

Screw Simon Cowell. And not in a good way.

Colonel Colonel said...

JD- Ow, not a pleasant mental image for first thing Monday morning, whatever the way. What Simon needs is for a murder-mystery writer to make him the corpse in a best-selling novel...