As of yesterday afternoon, Hernandez, 24, was still set to perform that evening with the other seven male semifinalists. With the exception of season two contestant Frenchie Davis , who had topless pictures posted on an underage sex website, "American Idol" producers haven't booted contestants for racy pasts, including former stripper Nikki McKibbin from the first season and Jersey's own Antonella Barba , whose semi-nude shots were leaked on the Internet last year. Hernandez, who earned praise from judges last week for his soulful "Papa Was a Rolling Stone," confides on the "Idol" website that he's a terrible dancer and that people would be surprised to learn that he had been living out of his car. But perhaps they'd be a bit more surprised to learn that he worked steadily at Dick's Cabaret in Phoenix for three years. Hernandez last worked at the club on Sept. The website Votefortheworst.
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A person close to the show, who is not authorized to comment publicly and asked not to be identified, told The Associated Press on Tuesday that there were no plans to remove Hernandez from the Fox singing competition - despite the semifinalist's past as a male stripper. The year-old from Glendale, Ariz. In , semifinalist Frenchie Davis was dismissed from "Idol" because of her appearance on an adult Web site, but Antonella Barba remained in the competition last year after racy photos of her surfaced on the Internet. The source who confirmed that Hernandez will remain said Davis' situation was different because of the site's age-themed content. Fox and the producers declined to comment on Hernandez, who was scheduled to perform a song from the '80s in a live telecast Tuesday with the other male singers as the semifinalists are narrowed down this week to the final 12 contestants. All the singers, including Hernandez, have been unavailable for interviews. Dick's Cabaret manager Bryan said he was aware that Hernandez was a vocalist, but that Hernandez never sang at the club.
David Hernandez used to be a stripper
Hernandez was born in Phoenix, Arizona , but grew up mostly in Glendale. He was raised by his single mom, Spring Hernandez. He began singing at age six. His grandfather took him to his first audition for a local theater company, Valley Youth Theater.
Though he didn't win, year-old "American Idol" finalist David Hernandez is parlaying his TV fame into a successful singing career. Blessed with a beautiful singing voice and beautiful looks, Hernandez, who recently came out, spoke to us about his music, why coming out was important to him, and about other aspects of his life. Hernandez expressed a great deal of fondness for TV talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, whose historic coming out in is credited with shifting society's views on LGBT people and equality. After he passed the Idol auditions, he was outed as a former stripper.