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Originally posted 04/04/2012 12:25PM
He made it to American Idol's top nine and got a standing ovation from the judges – only to be sent home last week. So what's Heejun Han going to do now? Well, it's not going to be quite the glamorous lifestyle of, say, someone like Jennifer Lopez.
"I have to walk my dog ... that's the first thing that my parents will want me to do," Heejun, 22, told PEOPLE Monday. "I have to clean the garage, because it's getting really dirty and I haven't done it yet for like a year. And I have to clean my room ... Wow, talking about it makes me want to cry. Golly, I have so many things to do at home."
Originally posted 03/31/2012 12:00PM
The American Idol judges gave Heejun Han a standing ovation Wednesday night, but when the public voted him at the bottom of the competition, even Jennifer Lopez couldn't convince the trio to save him.
"[Lopez] told me she was trying to save me, but [Steven Tyler and Randy Jackson] didn't listen to her," Han told reporters following Thursday night's results show.
He explained during a call Friday morning: "She came up to me, and she had the teary eyes, and she said, 'I was convincing them to save you, but I lost.' "
Originally posted 03/30/2012 01:45PM
The judges sent Heejun Han packing Thursday night on American Idol, but the notorious joker's television career may not be over.
"I'm gonna definitely make something out of [this experience] by doing anything that's in front of me: acting, comedy, sitcom, singing, dancing, – just not adult films," Han told reporters following Thursday night's results show.
According to the ousted contestant, he's received encouragement to pursue a comedy career from an unlikely source: judge Randy Jackson.
Originally posted 03/29/2012 09:15PM
After an emotional night of stellar performances – which earned a record five standing ovations from the judges! – American Idol's top nine contestants faced another elimination night on Thursday.
The contestant with the lowest number of votes would have to sing for his or her life in an attempt to convince the judges into using their one save of the season.
Did they use it? Keep reading for all the results ...
Originally posted 03/28/2012 10:35PM
What happens when wannabe idols take on the music of their own idols?
On Wednesday's episode of American Idol, the top nine contestants tackled tunes by their heroes, bringing out some of the most inspired performances so far this season – as well as a bevy of standing ovations from the judges.
Jennifer Lopez, Randy Jackson and Steven Tyler were out of their seats and clapping for Heejun Han, DeAndre Brackensick, Phillip Phillips, Joshua Ledet and Elise Testone. "This is too much," Jennifer said. "It's funny, we're standing up too much tonight. It's crazy. You guys are doing amazing."
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