Friday, June 21, 2024

“American Idol” Reject Hunter Metts Gets Last Laugh, Drops Single And It’s Already on iTunes Top 100


Talk about making lemonade from lemons.

Pop singer Hutner Metts dropped a single today called “20,000 Kisses.” It’s already number 91 82 on iTunes and selling.

Ironically, Metts was dropped himself last Sunday from “American Idol.” He didn’t make the final 5 contestants. One singer who did make the top 5 has subsequently been dropped from the show.

“Idol” made a huge mistake. If this single really takes off, Metts could be on the radio as “Idol” is choosing its winner in two weeks. Good lord.

Also, Metts has put this out as an indie single. He can sign with anyone if he has a hit. I’ve no doubt he’s gotten the attention of few record labels already.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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