Simon Cowell would not be pleased.
Julien Doré won France's Nouvelle Star – that country's version of American Idol – Wednesday night.
Doré, 24, had been dubbed the French Sanjaya because, like Idol's Malakar, he was better known for his stage presence and looks than for his singing ability, and he became an Internet sensation with his awkward renditions of American pop anthems like Britney Spears's "... Baby One More Time," Madonna's "Like A Virgin" and the Soft Cell hit "Tainted Love" (see a video of him performing that song above).
This year's annual Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular is about to get some Idol love when the show airs that night on NBC. According to a report in the Orlando Sentinel, Jordin Sparks, Blake Lewis and Melinda Doolittle will be on hand to add some sizzle to the proceedings when they perform together on the telecast. And country singer Martina McBride – herself an Idol mentor – will also perform her song "Anyway" on the telecast, which will be hosted by Today show anchors Natalie Morales and Tiki Barber. There's no word yet what the trio will perform, though, so tune in! And expect more from Blake, Melinda and Jordin soon: The three are due on the American Idols Live tour which kicks off later that week – on July 6 in Sunrise, Fla.