‘American Idol’ exit chat: Heejun Han talks sitcom hopes, being serious

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On Friday, Heejun Han sat down with reporters for the weekly “American Idol” eliminated contestant call, and this led to of course plenty of zingers about the competition and about some of the allegations from Jimmy Iovine and Steven Tyler about if he was taking it seriously. The best response Heejun gave to this question? That if he really didn’t want to be there, he would have never went through the trouble of auditioning in the first place.

When it comes to Heejun’s comedic side, there were two specific subjects brought up the produced some great answers:

On if he would be interested in doing a sitcom for Fox down the road: “Of course! I’m not going to be picky about anything. I really want to make something out of this regardless…if they are willing to work with me I’ll do it … It should be an Asian guy who is trying to go out with a really really pretty blond girl.”

On why America didn’t vote for him – “I have no idea.  You guys voted George Bush a second time. I had no idea what you guys were doing.  All the joking aside. Everyone has different tastes. I can’t please everyone, I’m just happy that I made it this far.”

Heejun did also have some serious moments, including when he tried to justify his Billy Joel performance as just having some cheeky fun with the audience rather than disrespecting the process in any way:

“We had our different perspectives. I was trying to give fun time to America, because I thought it was going to be entertaining, and it’s going to be fun and everything. But maybe he took it wrong. But I can’t please everyone. I am happy that I got to show a little bit of fun side of me.”

The only real surprise during the call? Despite him developing such a close friendship with Phillip Phillips over the course of the season, Heejun said that he would like to see a woman when the competition. (However, he did not announce who he was rooting for.)

Do you think that this competition is really going to be anywhere near as entertaining without Heejun around?

Photo: Fox

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