Flashdance audition was performed as a stunt by a radio morning show employee.

Flashdance audition was performed as a stunt by a radio morning show employee.
Those endless parade of delusional people on American Idol 3 might not all be delusional. Two people working for Tampa’s MJ Morning Show on 93.3 FLZ faked their way on to the show. Kristen Powell, who shrieked “Flashdance” and then burst into tears when the judges dissed her act, actually “knows she can’t sing,” according to FoxesOnIdol’s report. Along with LaMosa Rowell, though, she pretended to, and made it on TV. 93.3’s web site has photos and videos, if you want to relive that audition. Most shocking of all, FoxesOnIdol’s pseudonymed reporter reveals that produers ” are looking for people they can put on television, be they good or entertainingly bad.”

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John Rocker

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Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.