Queens Resident Heejun Han’s TV Performance Irks Judge Steven Tyler

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Queens resident Heejun Han took on Long Island’s Billy Joel Wednesday night, much to the apparent dismay of “American Idol” judge Steven Tyler.

Han covered Joel’s classic “My Life” with his characteristic sense of humor and whimsy on full display.

Han started his performance wearing a tuxedo shirt and jacket, singing a low, emotional note accompanied by a piano. He appeared to be about to break out into an emotional ballad.

“Wait… that’s just much to slow for me, and I want to dance!” Han said, tearing the tuxedo top off, and breaking into Joel’s song.

The crowd seemed to eat it up, particularly when he approached to sing directly to the judges and moved to air-kiss Jennifer Lopez’s hand.

Jennifer Lopez expressed satisfaction with his performance.

“It was a lot of fun and I really enjoyed it,” Lopez said.

Tyler was less generous.

“He-Man, you know… I’m a little tongue tied. Are you happy that you took the piss out of that song?” said Tyler. “I’m glad you did. I hope it made you feel good inside, but … the music business will kick your ass. At some point you gotta try and take it more serious.”

“I was just happy to see you have a good time,” said Randy Jackson. “I was entertained.”

What do you think about Heejun’s performance? Do you like ‘American Idol’ or are you over it? Tell us your thoughts in our comments section below. 

http://popwatch.ew.com/2012/03/21/american-idol-heejun-han-steven-tyler-billy-joel/

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  1. Dr. V. Rogalsky says:

    Let America vote!!!!!
    That is what the show is all about.
    Heejun carry on……..

  2. paulr131 says:

    a lot of hatred in here,,,,first of all american idol is the package,,,,,singing. attitude,,personality..funny and entertaining,,,,looks like to me heejun han fits all the description,,,,,for those haters…you have to prolong the agony a little longer,,,because heejun is not going anywhere soon,,,,, l see ;a few who has a boring personality like elise,,deandre and joshua,,,without them l won’t even missed them……..

  3. Logic says:

    American is an entertainment show. END OF STORY. If you aren’t entertaining, GET OF THE SHOW! Majority of the current audience don’t buy records because the singers are talented, they buy it cause of reputation and imagery (gaga, minaj, yeah, the crappy artists… actually, gaga is quite vocally talented).

    Erika was boring and unmemorable. She was bottom 13 for a reason.

  4. Milli says:

    Heejun is about the best thing to happen to this phony show. Anyone who thinks that American Idol a legit talent competition has been sold a bill of goods. Heejun is demonstrating what a joke American Idol is and always has been. And for the people who think AI is a singing competition: no, it’s a voting competition.

  5. Tyler Should Know It's Time To Quit says:

    CAM NOT A 12 YEAR OLD GREW UP IN THE SEVENTIES WHEN AEROSMITH WAS STILL GOOD. ANY MAN WHO WOULD WRECK THE NATIONAL ANTHEM LIKE TYLER DID SHOULD REALIZE IT’S TIME TO HANG IT UP AND IT’S NOT 1975 BUT 2012.

  6. Truthseeker says:

    No….Heejun clearly is the least likely to be a top selling record artist. He may be quirky and funny but this is not America’s Got Talent, this is supposed to be American Idol, a show that finds America’s next singing sensation. Who is voting here and do they understand the show’s concept? I think it is time to make some rule adjustments. If you’re obviously not serious about a singing career, then you should automatically be disqualified from the competition to allow the serious singers to get a fair shot. Heejun so much as said he isn’t really that interested in going any further and if that is the case, he should have been man enough to graciously bow out and allow Erika, who is the better singer of the two, to have a fair shot at the brass ring.

  7. Tyler Should Know It's Time To Quit says:

    JIN YOU OBVIOUSLY DON’T REALIZE THAT TYLER’S HEYDAY WITH AEROSMITH WAS IN THE SEVENTIES AND HE IS WELL PAST HIS PRIME. DID YOU HEAR HIM SING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM? TERRIBLY DONE. HE’S A SIMON COWELL WANNA BE.

  8. David says:

    Heejun is taking up a space someone else should be in

  9. Steven Tyler is SO OLD! says:

    TWO WORDS FOR TYLER: HAS BEEN! HE’S AN OLD WASHED UP JUNKIE WHO SHOULD BE THANKING AMERICAN IDOL FOR GIVING THAT WET RAT A JOB!

    1. Jin says:

      Hahahaha!!! Another moron who knows nothing about music… carry on if it makes you happy. Have a nice day

    2. cam says:

      Let me guess, you’re 12, think heejoon is “SO CUTE” and have no clue about Aerosmith, or what real music is. Well let me tell you, it’s not some wannabe, unfunny comedian, attempting to bs his way through song after song by great artists with schtick and other unfunny shenanigans. This kid’s a tool with no interest in anything but being a clown and taking up a spot on a SINGING competition.

    3. Ms. B says:

      Steven Tyler told Heejun to be more serious about it.all…WAT? Steven Tyler was the one trying to pick up on a girl young enough to be his granddaughter in front of her own dad! Oh he was serous about being a new Idol judge alright. Seriously trying to get in her ______! And he sure doesn’t mind throwing an F Bomb around while judging. Oh that’s just the way a judge who is taking his job “seriously” does. And don’t tell me he can do it cuz he is Steven Tyler. Yikes he is creeptastic.

  10. Antiqueworks says:

    Heejune needs to go home. Until he gets serious about the competition, he’s wasting everyone’s time. I loved Steven Tyler’s comment about the music business. Heejune seems to think he’s prime time already, but he’s not. His antics and inane comments are more suitable for a high school, maybe a JUNIOR high, talent show.

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