Clip from Popstar, of awkward Sikh guy's audition
March 24, 2004 11:10 AM   Subscribe

Popstar - The British Version of American Idol. Does anyone know where I can find the clip of the Sikh guy who audtions for the judges - and is the equivalent of William Hung? As I recall he doesn't really sing, and in the middle of his routine he starts to do something that resembles some breakdance moves. Painful to watch, yet funny.
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posted by Mossy at 1:22 PM on March 24, 2004

You're aware Hung was a gag, eh?
posted by five fresh fish at 2:00 PM on March 24, 2004

Here is what you're looking for, turbanhead.
posted by Danelope at 2:42 PM on March 24, 2004

And, because I think it's fun to document such things:

Google: popstars sikh tells me the performance style is (supposedly) called "Bhangra".

Google: popstars bhangra tells me his name is Gus and his catchphrase is "West Punjab".

Google: "west punjab" leads me to some broken links to Windows Media files from the official Popstars site.

Google: "west punjab" wmv gives me the exact URL of one of them.

In a rare instance of actually caching multimedia files, had a copy of the WMV in question.
posted by Danelope at 2:50 PM on March 24, 2004

Um, the British version of American Idol is Pop Idol. It predated the American version. Either Pop Idol changed its name or Postars is a knockoff.
posted by abcde at 3:16 PM on March 24, 2004

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