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He's Huge in Germany!

I have to say the American Idol finale was about 1000% more entertaining than I thought it would be. Tightly produced and smartly cast, the caliber of stars that it drew (Mary J. Blige, Prince, Dionne Warwick, Al Jarreau) — all impressive! The dramatic Clay Aiken makeover reveal — brilliant! But...the number one most entertaining moment of the night followed Ryan Seacrest's announcement of the winner, when the camera cut away to the audience and found...


You know when you drive David Hasselhoff to tears you've really won.





Now that's what you call Hooked on a Feeling!

Bravo to the producers for catching this spontaneous, cheese-tastic moment of meta-TV German pop star emotion for all the sensitive men out there! Find it here at 1:35...

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  1. Normally you are waiting for the last few moments of an AI finale. I knew what was coming (and wasn't happy about it). So, I was loving the finale until the last few moments.

    Chris was awesome when he performed with LIVE.

    Posted by: Rob (lrdarystar) | May 25, 2006 8:37:20 AM

  2. I haven't watched "Idol" this year, but after seeing this winner and hearing his song, my impression is that he's rather ugly and sings out of tune. American idol, indeed.

    Posted by: Carl | May 25, 2006 8:51:21 AM

  3. Andy I could not agree with you more. Producing a live two hour show for television is a major feat in itself. And from what I saw, it ran without a glitch. The three judges were seen very little and not heard which was another major plus. American Idol is not only a runaway ratings success, but it is introducing the younger generation to real music of all genres. The sooner hip hop fades the better and American Idol is very successfully orchestrating that transition.

    Posted by: Johnny Lane | May 25, 2006 9:30:35 AM

  4. David Hasselhoff is crying because he thinks that if a 45-year-old man can win AI, then he has a chance at a recording career.

    Oh, wait...

    Posted by: Steven. | May 25, 2006 9:56:11 AM

  5. I agree with all you've said, except I truly believe that the duet between Gayken and his ultra-femme doppelganger may have been the gayest moment on television of the past 50 years.

    Posted by: Richard | May 25, 2006 10:01:04 AM

  6. Great show last night. Shame on david for feeling. look at that real emotion how silly and unmanly.

    Posted by: m | May 25, 2006 10:01:17 AM

  7. "the sooner hip hop fades the better and American Idol is very successfully orchestrating that transition"

    Hence the conspicuous abscence of men of color in the competition (but I guess since
    Taylor Hicks is a member of the um... "Soul Patrol" it's a'ight. Just sayin...


    Did anyone else think Mary J (Love!) was going to eat Elliot for breakfast, lunch and an after dinner snack? I was genuinely worried for the timid but talented fellow.

    Wouldn't it have made more sense conceptually to pair him with the more mellow Toni Braxton (um -random much?) and have La Blige sing with Taylor who at least would have been able to epiletically fit his way out of her shadow?

    Posted by: giovanni | May 25, 2006 10:11:48 AM

  8. "epileptically"

    Posted by: giovanni | May 25, 2006 10:18:26 AM

  9. Am I the only one who thinks Mary J. Blige ruins other people's songs when she "performs" them live? I say "perform" because what she really does is scream and change the melody so much that the song loses its character. She did it with "One" both at the Grammys and on AI, and she REALLY ruined "I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues" with Elton John on one of the Divas concerts.

    I don't see Taylor being nearly as marketable as Katharine, but we'll see how it goes.

    Posted by: Britt | May 25, 2006 10:33:40 AM

  10. check out david hasselhoff here: http://journals.aol.com/dcsportsguy/mrirrelevant/entries/2731

    Posted by: DAVE | May 25, 2006 11:04:51 AM

  11. Learn how to link to the Pink blog - you link to the mainpage so when someone goes to visit it (after they've made more entries), your references are totally lost.

    Also, Taylor all the way. And that show was a car wreck from beginning to end. Obviously people missed Toni Braxton's mic fuck ups and the fact that literally 2 seconds of 'new show' were stretched out into an hour of crap with a two second interesting bit near the end.

    Posted by: Seangstm | May 25, 2006 11:08:42 AM

  12. Of course TiVo stopped recording before the show ended. Thankfully, it recorded the announcement of the winner, but then it stopped. Deep breath of relief then.

    And now another, thanks very much for posting those last five minutes!

    Posted by: Vig | May 25, 2006 11:13:30 AM

  13. As a German I have to point one thing out here:


    In fact he's no more (in)famous over here than in the states and in recent years that's mostly because of Baywatch anyway.

    Posted by: Martin | May 25, 2006 11:21:12 AM

  14. I've never watched a minute of AI until I watched the clip on this page from last nights farce. And I still completely don't understand why anyone would want to watch talentless people sing other people's songs - badly. Soul Patrol?!?! Pa-lease. Mr. Hicks sold whatever soul he had when he signed the papers to be on this show. Soul my ass...

    Posted by: Bill | May 25, 2006 11:58:48 AM

  15. David Hasselhoff--what a big, stupid asshole.

    Posted by: nuflux | May 25, 2006 12:14:03 PM

  16. "cheese-tastic"? Puh-leeezzze! The entire AI phenomenon is one big glob of rancid Velveeta on a stale Ritz cracker. The actual musical talent that has appeared has all but drowned in that river of ooze. Pathetic Paula, released from therapy lockup way too soon. Bug-eyed, bug-brained Randy [what ADULT refers to people as "Dog"]. Sadistic Simon, who, in a sane universe would never have gotten any closer to music than playing "Third Thug" in an episode of "Sopranos." And why do the latter two slime balls get a pass on this site for their numerous homophobic slurs? The "stars" they "drew" for the finale? You mean, of course, PAID to appear, and two of those you listed haven't been stars for decades, however unfairly. It's far easier to understand why gay events can't attract superstars than AI which shits money. What about Elton? You meany Barney Frank with a piano and a flashier wardrobe--who'll show up anywhere there's a cute young boy ass to squeeze. If AI is REALLY so much about exceptional talent, then why are even the celebrities in the audience so lame? Tori Spelling? And how can you make fun of Hasselhoff and not see through the charade of the show that got him there for a chance to be on camera again WEEPING???!! Where's your anger at being punked by the endless filler reruns of the worst of the auditions, which in a universe not dominated by sadists like Simon would never be shown the first time. Who are you people? The lost love children of Beavis & Butthead? And, who but the childish emcee for a empire of children would be proud of the fact that this circle jerk generated more votes than any President in our history. That ignominy only compounded by the fact that he failed to mention that real elections limit people to only voting once. It all stinks like week-old road kill.

    Posted by: jim | May 25, 2006 1:53:24 PM

  17. Wow Jim. You might want to channel your anger at something that really matters. AI is American fluff entertainment at its best/worst and one can choose to watch or not watch it. Let it go.

    Also, even if Beavis and Butthead loved each other very, very much and lived in Massachusetts where they could be legally wed, I don't think that they could make babies. At least, not with each other.

    Posted by: Kevin | May 25, 2006 2:15:59 PM

  18. I thought Mary J. was like going to church. We had tears in our eyes by the time she was done. She just keeps getting better. But, really did show how timid and shy poor Elliot is despite having the best voice on the show.

    Posted by: Donald | May 25, 2006 2:52:27 PM

  19. AMEN Jim.

    Posted by: hayley | May 25, 2006 3:01:50 PM

  20. Why was that Clay Aiken lookalike kid so excited about doing a duet with K.D. Lang?

    Posted by: Chuck | May 25, 2006 3:46:44 PM

  21. giovanni

    Mary J. Blige sang with Elliot and Toni Braxton was the one *feelin up* Taylor. Looked liked she tried to put his hand down her pants.... jeesh

    Katharine is YUMMY!! I wish she had won, I hope she doesn't fade away. Taylor is a no-talent mess/clown. I would have rather seen Elliot win, if Kat was not going to be the winner.

    Posted by: Sidney | May 25, 2006 4:41:48 PM

  22. Taylor Hicks - another American Idol only Americans could love...

    Why didn`t Daughtry win? He was lovely.
    Kat was way too inconsistent, however pretty.

    Posted by: Peter Rivendell | May 25, 2006 6:04:19 PM

  23. Am I the only one who thinks Clay was looking a little Lindsay Lohan-ish?

    Daughtry didn't win because he doesn't breathe when he sings. He'll lose his voice, as he was during the competition, if he doesn't learn to sing correctly. It's all style.

    Posted by: Brad | May 25, 2006 7:34:37 PM

  24. Thanks @ Martin... Wanted to tell the same thing... Hasselhoff is not "big" in Germany... he had one hit back in 1990... that's it!

    Posted by: caliban | May 26, 2006 2:53:52 AM

  25. Jim hits the nail on the head, with aplomb!

    Posted by: Mark | May 26, 2006 1:18:03 PM

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