I hope this kid will be OK. Charlie Askew had a meltdown after hearing the judges critique. His song choice was not good, his choice of clothing was terrible and I don't know what he meant when he said he just had to vent. We'll know in a little while if he made the cut. I really don't expect that to happen. Charlie Askew Butchers American Idol Performance, Breaks Down on Stageby Hilton Hater at March 7, 2013 2:00 am. Updated at March 7, 2013 3:21 pm.
Poor Charlie Askew.
The American Idol hopeful auditioned live for the first time tonight, choosing the track "Mama" by Genesis. Which is about a prostitute.
But things got even weirder from there: Askew donned a ponytail. And a grungy shirt. And screeched throughout the performance, drawing outright laughter from the judges.
"What happened?" Nicki Minaj asked. "I don’t want to see your arms. I don’t want you working out. I don’t want to see that ponytail. I don't want to see that earring. Lose the mustache immediately. I feel like someone stole my kid. I want my cute, cuddly Charlie back!"
After hearing harsh critiques from the panel, Askew broke down alongside Ryan Seacrest.
“All I can say is, I needed to vent a little bit," Charlie said when asked about the audition. "A lot of people think I’m a very happy boy, and the only reason I smile so much is because I feel like I have to."
Wow. Sad, profound stuff.
Seacrest handled the situation like a pro, telling Askew: “You’ve got some friends here. We appreciate your courage and your honesty, and there’s nothing easy about having those feelings inside and standing up here and having to do that tonight.”Source