What Happened To William Hung After American Idol

William Hung skyrocketed to unlikely famein 2004 when his rendition of Ricky Martin's "She Bangs" won over the hearts of the AmericanIdol audience.

"She bangs! She bangs! Oh baby, when she moves! She moves! I go crazy! Cause she looks like a flower but she stingslike a bee! Like every girl in history! She bangs! She bangs!" "Thank you" Because of the earnestness of his awful performance,Hung became an international sensation.

But despite the real love he received, Hung'sfame was a flash in the pan.

Whatever happened to William Hung? He Recorded Three Albums Against all odds, Hung landed a record dealand released three albums.

He didn't perform any original songs, buthe did continue to showcase his love for Latin pop fusion with covers of songs like "ShakeYour Bon Bon.

" "Shake your bon bon, shake your bon bon, shakeyour bon bon!" Perhaps his finest work was his album of Christmasstandards, amazingly titled Hung for the Holidays.

By the time his third album, Miracle: HappySummer from William Hung debuted, Hung’s musical career was pretty much over.

Commercials, Cameos, And Movies At the height of his fame, Hung made appearanceson multiple talk shows and starred in commercials for big brands like Jack in the Box and AskJeeves.

He also had cameos on popular comedies, includingMADtv and Arrested Development, where he played the leader of the house band "William Hungand His Hung Jury" for the daytime courtroom show Mock Trial with J.

Reinhold.

"Well it looks like we've got a mistrial.

But on the plus side, we've also got a Hungjury! Hit it!" (William Hung musical madness) Hung also has three movie credits to his name,and was also the subject of his own documentary called William Hung: Hangin' with Hung becauseif it isn't abundantly clear at this point, people really enjoyed having fun with hisname.

Oh, and this.

"As some of you may know, I was the artichokeking at the artichoke festival.

" "Yes.

" "Just this past weekend.

" "In Castroville California.

" "Yes.

" "Artichoke capitol of the world.

" "Yaaa" Guest Of Honor Novelty celebrities often find themselvesbeing asked to perform at sporting events.

Thanks to his unique talent and willingnessto do just about anything, Hung's resume includes performances at Toronto’s SkyDome and duringa St.

Cloud River Rats baseball game.

(Hung singing at baseball game) Marriage On June 18th, 2014, Hung married a woman namedJian Teng.

Sorry, ladies.

Hung told People, "She's a fantastic wife and I'm glad to havesomebody to support me.

" Simon wasn’t supportive enough? "I have no professional training of singingor dancing so" "Well there's the surprise of the century.

" Return To American Idol Despite that ruthless rejection, Hung harboredno ill will toward the show that inadvertently made him famous.

He even returned for the series finale toperform his signature version of "She Bangs," which is remarkable considering his last experienceon the show.

His return to Idol was made even more satisfyingbecause producers chose to bring out Hung immediately after Cowell's surprise appearanceand emotional thank you.

"I hope there are no more surprises.

Although some surprises are worth waitingfor and that was very very nice.

Nice to see-" (Hung back at it again with the singing!) Playing poker Hung has maintained a passion for poker forat least a decade, and it’s paid off pretty nicely in some cases.

He's won some big tournaments and played inwhat is basically the Super Bowl of poker: The World Series of Poker No Limit Texas Hold-EmMain Event.

"I play poker as a hobby.

Whenever I have time to spare, that's whatI want to focus on.

" Day Job Where does a former international music superstar,commercial pitchman, and amateur poker whiz wind up? At the Los Angeles County Department of Health,of course.

He's been employed in some way by the countysince 2011, which means he's run the numbers and he knows that a government pension isa solid bet.

Hung seems to have done well for himself,despite being introduced to the world as a quick joke.

Nicely done, Mr.

Hung.

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