9 Worst auditions in American Idol history (VIDEOS)

Jan 25, 2016 at 5:37 p.m. ET
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Fox announced that American Idol would be coming to an end in 2016, with a 15th and final season and after more than a decade on air. And in honor of the nine years that the show has run, we've put together some of the worst, albeit totally hilarious, auditions in American Idol history.

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1. Isadora Furman, Season 6

Her cowboy hat and secretive nature could have proved promising, but when Isadora got onstage she completely murdered the phrase "sweet lady marmalade."


Guess she should have read her own palm and seen that American Idol was not in her future.

2. Trista Giese, Season 6

Apart from fact that her Cowardly Lion from The Wizard of Oz sounds just like Chewbacca, Giese quite possibly produced the weirdest audition we've ever seen.


Actually, we lied. That award goes to Renaldo Lapuz.

3. Renaldo Lapuz, Season 7

We loved everything about his serious P.I.M.P. outfit, but his original song "We're Brothers Forever" is the strangest song ever.


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4. Steven "Red" Thoen, Season 6

Thoen admitted that he had only seen the show "a couple of times" (obviously not enough to know what the judges were looking for) before he sang his rendition of Queen’s "Bohemian Rhapsody." He also happened to think he was as good as Freddy Mercury.


5. Mary Roach, Season 4

Roach was right when she described her vocal style as "unique" — the judges just didn't realize how unique she really was.


6. General Larry Platt, Season 9

Undeniably one of the most memorable contestants in American Idol history is General Larry Platt, who performed his very own song "Pants on the Ground."


Awesome, but not exactly American Idol quality.

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7. Martin Manoukian, Season 7

From his entrance to the removal of his sunglasses and shirt, let's just say Manoukian had a lot of energy performing "Sweetest Princess," but his fiery performance was found wanting in the vocal department.


8. William Hung, Season 3

The most interesting rendition of Ricky Martin's "She Bangs" we've ever heard came from civil engineer William Hung. Loved. The. Dance.


9. Matthew "Wolfie" Paulson, Season 5

Paulson likened himself to Clay Aiken (he even sang his song). That wasn't exactly correct, but his nickname is — he is definitely going to get wolves howling with his rendition of "Measure of a Man."


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