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David Hernandez: If You Could See Me Then

3/5/2008 4:42 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Prior to "American Idol," David Hernandez did more than just strip in gay bars -- he also sang on cruise ships with a group of guys called the Vinyl Four.

David has performed on over 12 luxury liners in the last two years. The boy likes to cruise!


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you are a stripper / whore, or you're a singer u don't get to be both there are 2 many musicians who work at it.

2409 days ago

Big Daddy    

very interesting nice one

2393 days ago


Big whoop.

2421 days ago


wasnt there a movie called cruising back in hte late 70s..about gay men picking up dudes...anyway whateva

2421 days ago


OK, so they threw off a girl a few years ago over nude photos (that if I recall correctly, were intended to be private, and some jerk leaked them), but a guy who strips in gay bars and gives men lap dances gets to stay and it's all just dandy. Double standard much?

2421 days ago


Leave this guy alone - who gives a s**** what kind of jobs he has had? So what!
I know plenty of straight guys (and girls) that work at gay bars, and even strip.
Sometimes you guys are a little to judgemental!

2421 days ago

Fred Malek    

Whoa, David is old enough to work in a strip join? Does he have a hot bod? And I thought professional musicians couldn't compete on Idol... doesn't this count as a professional gig?

Come to think of it... aren't a lot of the contestants technically pros too? (pro singers, not the other thing)

2421 days ago


Contestants can compete on AI as long as they don't have a record deal. And, I highly doubt these 4 released any vinyl.

2421 days ago


Who the heck is the lead singer in this group? You can't even tell! It looks like they are singing something different and was voiced over.

2421 days ago


We need a video of him stripping. Wonder if he was good at it or not. Maybe he can work that into one of his up and coming Idol routines? EH?

2421 days ago


Ewwwww, ish.

2421 days ago


David H is Hot! No Double Standard. On a previous AI season, finalist Nikki worked as a stripper to support herself and daughter. She wasn't kicked off. Frenchie was on a porn website. Big difference. However, the Vinyl Four guy singing next to David IS on a gay porn website showing his all, front and back under "Ryan Seacrest", oops, "Ryan Steele".

2421 days ago


I don't know what's worse. David Hernandez or someone being classless enough to actually record a cruise ship performance.

2421 days ago


HMM, TMZ on Fox
American Idol on Fox,
Idol not doing well,
TMZ reports on these Idol nobodies daily

is this working Fox?

2421 days ago

wasted days and wasted nights    

Why can't Idol be what it is supposed to be--a platform for people who have never been discovered? It seems this gent was at least a semi-pro and that just seems unfair to the spirit of the rank amature giving it a go at the big time. And besides, their rules are their rules and they should be enforced equally--Frenchie was booted for racy behavior; to not give das same boot to David would be a serious show of discrimination.

2421 days ago
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