Nerd Idol
April 3, 2015 9:30 PM   Subscribe

Has there been any contestant on a singing or dancing TV competition that has performed something "nerdy", such as songs from video games, cartoons, or Internet media? The one example I can think of is a Dancing with the Stars routine to Super Mario.
posted by divabat to Media & Arts (14 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Another dancing with the stars - Joey Fatone doing the tango to a star wars remix
posted by lemniskate at 10:11 PM on April 3, 2015 [1 favorite]

Four computer nerds calling themselves Hard Drive won the Gong Show (twice) with their song "Engineer's Rap".
posted by Harvey Kilobit at 12:38 AM on April 4, 2015 [1 favorite]

There's Stacy Hedger, who played the Star Wars theme on trumpet during a beauty pageant.
posted by neushoorn at 3:22 AM on April 4, 2015

It's not exactly nerdy, but one of the contestants on American Idol this season wore the Internet-breaking dress.
posted by Rock Steady at 6:25 AM on April 4, 2015

Can't believe I'm forever linking my mefi name to Jedward, but they did perform the Ghostbusters Theme on the X-Factor in the UK.
posted by guster4lovers at 7:38 AM on April 4, 2015 [1 favorite]

I think the one time I watched one of these shows (Idol?), there was a girl dressed as Princess Leia. Forget what she did though.
posted by jenfullmoon at 8:19 AM on April 4, 2015

Are you strictly confining this to video games, cartoons, and Internet memes? Because there's always The Carlton Moment from that very same season.

If you are - Internet memes may be a little too "new", so that may be tough to find.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 8:40 AM on April 4, 2015

Diva Dance from The Fifth Element on The Voice?
posted by tomboko at 10:33 AM on April 4, 2015

Response by poster: Anything associated with nerd or pop culture works!
posted by divabat at 10:42 AM on April 4, 2015

Response by poster: And the Game of Thrones theme on DWTS.
posted by divabat at 1:20 PM on April 4, 2015

Response by poster: OK, the crew at DWTS must all be giant nerds, because I just found What Does The Fox Say and Gangnam Style.
posted by divabat at 1:28 PM on April 4, 2015

Yet another one from DWTS: Elizabeth Berkley recreates her Saved By The Bell caffeine pill freakout.
posted by SisterHavana at 12:07 AM on April 6, 2015

Dalek imitation/song on Britain's Got Talent
posted by mikepop at 7:27 AM on April 6, 2015

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