Before American Idol , he worked various jobs, including singing on cruise ships, working as a server at a pizza bistro, and working at night clubs. I really believe that this is the beginning of my career, and I've been given an amazing platform. Hernandez garnered national attention with his powerful voice and affable personality during Season 7 of American Idol in In Hollywood, he sang " Love the One You're With " for his audition and received unanimous praise from the three judges. In this industry, you have to have thick skin and know that people are going to say bad things about you, and if this is the worst thing that people are going to say about me in my career, then it's OK.
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Both his EPs and his two singles were all released independently. Though Hernandez now believes he has the strength and self-confidence to handle a lot of backlash, his younger self did not, and the Idol drama took a toll on himself and his family. More information about text formats. Semi-finalist David Hernandez worked as a stripper in a gay club who performed lap dances for male patrons, the Associated Press reports. Raised by a single mother, he vows that even if he doesn't win, he will "keep pursuing my dreams in singing.
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For one " American Idol " contestant, this isn't the first time he has expressed himself on stage for an audience. He is scheduled to perform with the other male contestants on Tuesday's show. AI has had female former strippers in the show before and has not held the work against them. But still, the media was relentless. David worked there until Sept. A city park ranger was injured by a dog that broke free of its restraint.
It's definitely going to be an eclectic kind of vibe. Hernandez was voted through to the Top 12 the following day. Dick's Cabaret manager Bryan told the AP he was aware that Hernandez was a vocalist, but that Hernandez never sang at the club. And he doesn't act like a girl, like one of his flaming competitors. Are you seeing anyone?