25. The World's Worst Singer

Season: 2
Contestant: Keith Beukelaer
Songs: "Like A Virgin," by Madonna, and "I Wanna Dance With Somebody," by Whitney Houston

Harsh critique:

Simon: Keith. Last year, I described someone as being the worst singer in America. I think you’re possibly the worst singer in the world…based on that performance. And I’m absolutely serious. I’ve never ever heard anything like that in my life. Ever.
Randy: Keith, that was horrific, man. When you said "interesting and unique," you said a mouthful. Oh, my god.
Simon: Keith, you’ve got to hear yourself to believe it. There is nobody on the planet who sings like you.
Keith: You’ve got to be kidding me.
Simon: I’m being absolutely serious—I mean, are you serious?
Keith: I don’t think I’m the best singer in the world, but…hey, I think I’m a good singer.
Randy: What else do you love to do?
Keith: Well, I like to dance.
Randy: (Unable to keep a straight face) Just…you know, maybe get into dancing…

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