Tens of thousands of aspiring singers try to make the "American Idol" cut each year, longing for fame, fortune and a record deal. But once the newcomers put themselves out there, they're fresh meat for gossip blogs, tabloids and prying fans. Like Corey Clark and Antonella Barba before him, David Hernandez was thrust into the spotlight only to have his past threaten his rise to the top. Producers let the onetime male stripper stay in the competition , but just a week after his former profession was exposed, Hernandez was sent packing by the "Idol" faithful. Was it his shaky rendition of the Beatles' "I Saw Her Standing There" that did him in, or was America not ready to idolize an ex-exotic dancer? We caught up with the Glendale, Arizona, year-old to see what's next, how he handled the pressure and what it's like in the "Idol" bubble.
Ex-stripper David Hernandez not banned from ‘American Idol’
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The year-old from Glendale, Ariz. Bryan said he now believes Hernandez stopped working at the strip club on Sept. Children at Quil Ceda Tulalip celebrated indigenous culture with songs and dance this week. Tens of thousands of protesters came to Seattle 20 years ago Saturday.
Hernandez was born in Phoenix, Arizona , but grew up mostly in Glendale. He was raised by his single mom, Spring Hernandez. He began singing at age six. His grandfather took him to his first audition for a local theater company, Valley Youth Theater. David was chosen for one of the lead roles, and decided on a career singing and performing.