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David Hernandez

David Anthony Hernandez (born May 31, 1983) is an American singer and the twelfth place finalist of FOX's seventh season of the television series American Idol. Hernandez was born in Phoenix, Arizona, but grew up mostly in Glendale. He was raised by his single mom, Spring Hernandez. His father is a truck driver and he has a younger sister named Alexandra, 8 years his junior. He began singing at age six. His grandfather took him to his first audition for a local theater company, Valley Youth Theater. David was chosen for one of the lead roles, and decided on a career singing and performing. Hernandez used to train at Voices, a vocal coaching studio. His teacher claimed that Hernandez trained "whenever he could afford it" as he wasn't always financially stable. He was a young gymnast and won medals in the Grand Canyon Olympics. Hernandez had some acting experiences and was in an independent film before American Idol. He also once had aspiration of becoming an entertainment show host. As a teenager, Hernandez went to a college in Tucson, Arizona. During college, he had a job selling knives door-to-door. He was a student at Arizona State University, majoring in broadcast

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"Idol" Loser Stripped of Dignity at Karaoke Bar

"Idol" Loser Stripped of Dignity at Karaoke Bar

There was a time "American Idol" reject David Hernandez was performing for millions ... now he's settling for a small crowd of drunk people at a Koreatown karaoke… READ MORE >

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Hernandez to Guarini -- Now What?

Hernandez to Guarini -- Now What?

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No Hasidic Jews in Arizona?!

No Hasidic Jews in Arizona?!

Calling a Hasidic Jew a "Pilgrim" to his face is a major faux pas, so TMZ asked David Hernandez how the heck he could make such a blunder. Gevalt!insertBCSinglePlayer(1472379650);He also said… READ MORE >

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Hernandez: From "Idol" Lockdown to Chow Down

Hernandez: From "Idol" Lockdown to Chow Down

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David Hernandez: No Hard Feelings, TMZ!

David Hernandez: No Hard Feelings, TMZ!

The publicity gained from being a former male stripper is priceless -- and "Idol" reject David Hernandez is happy to be milking it!insertBCSinglePlayer(1456276999);As TMZ first reported, major… READ MORE >

- 2385 days ago
Simon: Stripping is Hernandez's Salvation?

Simon: Stripping is Hernandez's Salvation?

Simon Cowell thinks David Hernandez's g-string gyrations at Dick's Cabaret could actually help him -- but probably not enough from staying off the chopping… READ MORE >

- 2387 days ago
Stripping Is Something Simon Doesn't Judge

Stripping Is Something Simon Doesn't Judge

Some people think David Hernandez should be tossed off "Idol" for shaking his man parts at a gay strip club -- but Simon Cowell is much more sympathetic to the plight of a man who wears tight… READ MORE >

- 2390 days ago
"Idol" Wannabes Play TMZ Dodgeball

"Idol" Wannabes Play TMZ Dodgeball

TMZ got in the Top 12's faces and didn't hold back -- asking David Hernandez about his stripper past, Brooke White on porn and David Archuleta on his unwavering… READ MORE >

- 2391 days ago
Songs That Made David Hernandez Go Nuts!

Songs That Made David Hernandez Go Nuts!

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