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Former Idol David Hernandez Knows Adam Lambert 'From the Scene'


Michael Musto ran into former American Idol contestant/stripper David Hernandez at New York's Beige nightclub. Hernandez talked to Musto about Adam Lambert, gays, and American Idol, and why he was voted off: "It wasn't the stripper thing. It was the gay thing. That's Middle America for you."

Hernandez also said he's a friend of Lambert's "from the scene." What scene? The black nails scene? The Arizona stripper scene? The closeted Idol scene? Inquiring minds want to know.

In any case, since we haven't had the Wednesday Lambert fix, watch his typically over the top performance of "Born to Be Wild" on last night's show, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Idol Stripper David Hernandez to be Rent Boy?


TMZ ran into American Idol contestant David Hernandez upon his arrival in New York and asked him if rumors were true that he was auditioning for Rent.

Said Hernandez: "Actually, I'm auditioning for a musical called Lease."

Rent ends its Broadway run on June 1, but a traveling production with original stars Anthony Rapp and Adam Pascal is scheduled to tour the nation soon thereafter.

Watch the clip, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Simon Cowell Liked the Way David Hernandez 'Stripped it Down'


American Idol producer Ken Warwick told TV Guide that although he did not know of contestant David Hernandez' stripper past, it "won't make any difference" to his eligibility for the show.

Said Warwick: "The truth is, we're never judgmental about what people do to earn a living. They've got to put food in people's mouths. We've had strippers on the show before. Nikki McKibbon was one in [Season] 1. We're never judgmental about people who do things like that. If it were some sort of heavy porn, then maybe we'd have to take action. But certainly not on this...David Hernandez, whatever you say, is a nice guy. And he can sing. He's got a great voice. He deserves to be there, as far as I'm concerned...The thing is, at the end, the public will make the decision anyway. If there's a stretch of the public that thinks, "Oh, dear, he was a male stripper, so I'm not going to vote for him," then that's the luck of the draw. If the public doesn't like him, then they'll get rid of him."

Last night, you may not have heard what Simon Cowell murmured after Hernandez finished his rendition of "It's All Coming Back to Me Now".

Jabbed Cowell: "I liked the way you stripped it down."

David Hernandez: Idol with A Stripper Past


So, American Idol David Hernandez' (above, right) forays into the world of male strip dancing for ''mostly male'' clientele have hit the New York Times "Arts" section (via the AP):

"The 24-year-old finalist from Glendale, Ariz., once worked as a stripper at Dick's Cabaret, appearing fully nude and performing lap dances for the club's 'mostly male' clientele, club manager Gordy Bryan said Monday...It's not clear whether a history as a stripper could disqualify Hernandez from the competition. In 2003, finalist Frenchie Davis was dismissed because of her appearance on an adult Web site; but last year, Antonella Barba remained in the competition after racy photos of her surfaced on the Internet...Bryan said he was aware that Hernandez was a vocalist, but that Hernandez never sang at the club. Bryan said he now believes Hernandez stopped working at the club because of his participation in 'American Idol.' Hernandez has never been referred to as a stripper or former stripper during the Fox singing competition."

Hernandez_david_2Meanwhile, Queerclick (site NSFW) has dug up some shots (and video) of Hernandez hanging out with a buddy who's also known as "Ryan Steele" in his adult videos. The two performed in a quartet called The Vinyl Four.

I don't think any of this is grounds for disqualification, but it might make things a bit more interesting on the show if Hernandez offered up some of his prior 'talents'.

See the video of Hernandez with his quartet The Vinyl Four, AFTER THE JUMP...

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