So how is Heejun Han looking to recover from some tough criticism on “American Idol” this week? In taking a page from Jimmy Iovine, he has decided to speed things up a little bit and have some more fun.
In a new post on Twitter, this season’s chief goofball made it clear that he wants to do something that people will have a bit more fun with moving forward.
All for God All by God. Brand new crazy Heejun coming next week. Lets have mad fun. Thank you guys so much for.saving me wont let you down.
— Heejun Han (@HHanAI11) March 16, 2012
Despite being told by Randy Jackson that he was probably the worst singer on Wednesday night’s performance show, Heejun has yet to appear in the bottom three at any point. He obviously has some fans who love his personality and his soulful voice — but if he can’t step it up sometime soon, you have to believe that he will be cut now that we will have his his sense of humor around for the summer tour.
Heejun’s not the only person speaking out this week — many of us other season 11 contestants have a good bit going on at the moment.
Colton Dixon – If you think that Heejun is religious courtesy of what you see on his Twitter, Colton may be even more connected to his faith.
Speaking with TODAY.com, Colton says that the show producers actually warned him and the other contestants to stay away with hot-button topics when using some of their social media accounts:
“When we first started the Twitter and Facebook stuff, they said beware of political and religious tweets. Just because it can turn off voters or whatever. But, you know, being a Christian is who I am. It is a part of me musically. It is what I want to do after the show — go into Christian music.”
Religion has always played an interesting role on “Idol” — many contestants with Christian leanings have gone far, but they often choose not to express your faith on TV. Even when they try to, they are often cut off — see for an example what happened with Drew on “The X Factor” this past year. Is this a smart move? It really just depends on what your goal is when you come on a show like this.
Jermaine Jones – For the first time since being booted from the show, Jermaine has taken advantage of an opportunity to share his side of the story. In a new interview with HLN, the once-proclaimed “gentle giant” explained that he felt as though he had met the necessarily qualifications to be on the show. He didn’t lie about his arrest record in the original questionnaire, and he even went through a rigorous background check to get on the show (to the extent that he hired a lawyer).
However, Jermaine obviously did not do enough and was not clear when it comes to his outstanding warrants, but at the end of the day he doesn’t seem too upset to be going home (even if he does feel as though the show did take advantage of his exit for ratings).
To close things out leading into the weekend, we have some good news for fans of a certain “Idol” alum in Adam Lambert located in Boston — he will be a part of KISS Concert lineup alongside Flo Rida and Dev on May 19 at the Comcast Center).
Just in case anyone is curious, Adam admitted to the Boston Herald that unlike last season (where he was squarely in the Haley Reinhart camp), he does not have a favorite this time around. Why? He really hasn’t been watching due to his busy schedule leading up to the release of “Trespassing” this spring. (In other words, he’s been on the road a lot.)
As always, stay tuned for more “Idol” news!