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William Hung

William James Hung Hing Cheong (Traditional Chinese: 孔慶翔, Simplified Chinese: 孔庆翔, Cantonese Yale: Hung2 Hing3 Cheung4, Pinyin: Kǒng Qìngxiáng) (born January 13, 1983), commonly known as William Hung, is an American singer who gained fame in early 2004 as a result of his off-key audition performance of Ricky Martin's hit song "She Bangs" on the third season of the television series American Idol. Originally from Sha Tin, Hong Kong, Hung moved to Camden, New Jersey in 1993 and graduated from the John H. Francis Polytechnic High School in Los Angeles. He was a student at University of California, Berkeley, and later dropped out to pursue his music career. While studying civil engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, Hung auditioned for the third season of American Idol in San Francisco in September 2003.

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'American Idol' Alum William Hung Brings Down The House in Arizona

'American Idol' Alum William Hung
I'm Kind Of a Big Deal ... In Chandler, Arizona

"American Idol" alum William Hung can still pack a full house, which is exactly what happened on Saturday night at a bar in Arizona. Will -- who went viral for his attempt at Ricky Martin's… READ MORE >

William Hung Backs Kelly Clarkson and Jennifer Hudson, They Didn't Betray 'American Idol' (VIDEO)

William Hung
Don't Hate On Kelly and Jennifer For Grabbing 'Voice' Chairs

William Hung doesn't think Jennifer Hudson and Kelly Clarkson betrayed "American Idol" by joining its arch rival, "The Voice" ... and even has a (long shot) plan B for producers. Hung, who's a… READ MORE >

- 216 days ago
'American Idol' Reject William Hung -- Now Dropping Hits ... With the Sheriff

'Idol' Reject William Hung
Now Dropping Hits ... With the Sheriff!!

William Hung can still draw an audience -- nearly 8 years after murdering  "She Bangs" on "American Idol" ... he's landed a sweet gig in law enforcement, of all places.TMZ has learned Hung is… READ MORE >

- 2232 days ago
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