'American Idol' reject William Hung releasing summer songs album
UPI News Service, 06/25/2005
William Hung, best known as being the most memorable, rejected talent show contestant on Fox's "American Idol" has released an album of U.S. summer songs.
"Miracle: Happy Summer From William Hung," is a collection of classic American summer songs sung from the heart, according to Hung, a civil engineering student at the University of California at Berkeley.
His rejected "American Idol" rendition of "She Bangs" garnered him a fan base and Hung has appeared on video and in commercial endorsements with companies such as Cingular Wireless and AskJeeves.
The album's first single will be "Achy Breaky Heart," the country hit made famous by Billy Ray Cyrus. Cyrus is scheduled to appear in the tongue-in-cheek music video.
Other tracks include "Tie A Yellow Ribbon," and "I Love L.A."