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 donít want to see your arms. I donít want you working out. I donít 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.
ďAll I can say is, I needed to vent a little bit," Charlie said when asked about the audition. "A lot of people think Iím 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: ďYouíve got some friends here. We appreciate your courage and your honesty, and thereís nothing easy about having those feelings inside and standing up here and having to do that tonight.ĒSource