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"A.I." Contestant's "At-Risk" Past

3/5/2008 4:25 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Danny Noriega"American Idol" wannabe Danny Noriega has issues.

We found out Danny attended Sierra (Continuation) High School in Azusa, Calif., a school dedicated to "at-risk" kids.

The crowd at the school? According to Sierra High's website, students are "significantly behind in credits -- and at risk of not graduating -- who want a second chance to succeed and achieve a high school diploma."

Danny graduated last year, but school sources tell us he had a rough time, working through his "gothic" phase -- that's when Danny boy went on his Christmas video rampage. One source says Danny had "multiple issues" which landed him at the school.

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Your'e Fired!    

SUCH A FLAME! When is the surgery?

2391 days ago
92.

Olivia    

TMZ - these kids were not raised in front of the camera, and their past should be left in the past. Lots of kids who have growing pains grow up to be phenominal - this gossip may be very painful and unnecessary - talk about their behavior now, don't dig up the pain of adolescence.

2391 days ago
93.

Russ    

The guy is a mean queen, disrepectful of many types of people and quite frankly can't sing. I know you will see him OFF American Idol this week. YOU ARE A IDIOT WITH AN ATTITUDE. GO WORK AT BURGER KING!

2391 days ago
94.

Edumacated    

"As for Danny Noriega being gay, as far as I know that has not been confirmed."

For those of us with the power of sight, the ability to hear and the ability to reason, yes Judy, it has been confirmed, Danny is so gay he makes Perez Hilton look straight.

"But once again, the point is tolerance."

Yes, tolerance. Tolerance means not giving a damn about his bedmates, as just about everyone here has echoed. Tolerance does NOT mean the world has to accept and embrace obnoxious, arrogant behavior from gays any more than we do from straights, blacks, whites, eskimos, etc.

2391 days ago
95.

holly larsen    

this guy needs to turn down the flame a few notches and he would be just fine.

2391 days ago
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elle of wisconsin    

what i dont like about this clown is that he cannot take the opinions of the judges and use them to better him/her self. They do know what they are talking about-Simon has been in the music industry for some time and does know what he is talking about and is usually right. All of the other contestants accept the judges opinions and in most cases agree with them. He/she thinks he/she knows more than they do-and his rude comments would make me not vote for him. Arrogance is not attractive no matter how cute you think you are.They are making such a big deal about David H past job as a stripper-lets hear more about ol Danny boys christmas rant. All of you tweens who think he is great are in for a big surprise when you are old enough to see what this goof is all about. I think he/she got in the wrong audition line-I think he/she thought he/she was in line for Americas Next Top Model-where you can find the arrogant and diva types.

2391 days ago
97.

r    

that kid is way prettier than all the chicks at my college

2391 days ago
98.

Star    

Mika.. Damn right we are haters We cant stand him and hes annoying so what Whether gay or straight hes still a freak

2391 days ago
99.

hater    

EMO there looks like Miley Cyrus....

2391 days ago
100.

meeper    

He looks 'special ed' to me. So full of attitude that he's annoying. Talent is marginal too. Generally, Noreiga is an unlikable kid.

2391 days ago
101.

David    

This little strange boy needs to come out of the closet. Wait I think he already ran out of it screaming.

2391 days ago
102.

Barbara    

So? I worked with adolescents who had "multiple issues". I think whoever decides what to post on this site, e.g. very boring non info has multiple issues. I came on this website when Anna Nicole Smith died. After all that info and the post death scenarios played out, you folks really don't have much, do you? Today, it seems especially pathetic. I may switch to another "entertainment" site to be at least amused.

2391 days ago
103.

secret    

Good or bad publicity.. still publicity.. Go danny! Haters make you famous! wahahaha!

2391 days ago
104.

Star    

People act like its a big deal to finish high school and they should get a pat on the back thats ridiculous you SHOULD finish high school its not like hes a hero for it

2391 days ago
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Star    

Judy... Im happy to say I bashed you and called you a hypocrite. You assume things about us and call us morons then turn around and say we call Danny names.. my dear. that is a hypocrite

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