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William Hung Recaptures American Idol Magic at Malta Karaoke Bar
William Hung was a viral sensation in North America thanks to his 2004 American Idol audition.
But in Europe? Not so much.
Earlier this month Hung was our special guest on the Mediterranean island of Malta to play the PokerListings Battle of Malta and it was his first trip to Europe.
The night before Day 1 of the tournament Hung joined Maria Ho, a bunch of poker players and the PokerListings crew to sing karaoke.
Hung showed everyone that he's still got the chops that made his one of the most memorable American Idol auditions in the show's history.
The fact that few people recognized William when he sung Achy Breaky Heart at a rowdy karaoke club in Paceville, Malta's party epicenter, made it even more awesome.
Luckily for you, the cameras were rolling.
Hung Shows True Spirit of Battle of Malta
Hung was a welcome addition to this year's Battle of Malta for precisely the same reason we so enjoyed watching him sing karaoke: his attitude.
Hung plays poker because he loves the game and he sings because he loves expressing himself through music.
Hung doesn't care if he's the best singer and he doesn't care what other people think.
He's not trying to be ironic. He's not trying to make a joke. He's just having fun because he loves it and that's what the Battle of Malta is all about.
At the end of the day we'd all be happier if we were a little more like William Hung.
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