William Hung to Release Debut Album
Saturday April 3 6:15 PM ET
William Hung, whose spirited version of Ricky Martin's "She Bangs" got him booted from open auditions for "American Idol," will release his debut album next week.
"Inspiration," in stores Tuesday, includes "She Bangs," along with another Martin hit, "Shake Your Bon-Bon," and a cover of Elton John's "Rocket Man." There's also a bonus DVD.
Also on Tuesday, Fuse music network will air a half-hour special, "Idol Worship: The William Hung Story," which includes footage of Hung in the studio as he records tracks for "Inspiration."
He'll perform "She Bangs" on NBC's "Tonight" show Thursday and again on the "Today" show Friday, Fuse and Koch Records said.
"I get recognized everywhere. And people will go like, `Oh, heh, that's the guy from `American Idol.' I remember you from the TV,'" the 21-year-old civil engineering student told AP Radio recently.
Hung said he doesn't intend to stay unpolished.
"Oh yeah, that's going to change, of course. I want to get better," he said. Hung plans to take voice training and dance lessons.
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