David Hernandez auditioned for season seven of American Idol in San Diego. He was then passed on to Hollywood, where he truly impressed...

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That didn't take long.

Rejected American Idol hopeful David Hernandez has come to the Big Apple to audition for the cast of Broadway's "Rent."

Guess that beats stripping for a living.

Celebrity news site TMZ spotted David on his way into town, and when pressed about his tryout, all he said was he was auditioning for a show called "Lease."

"Lease" ... "Rent" ... Hmm ... What's David Hernandez telling us?

Hernandez also seemed bewildered by the big city, asking random strangers for help finding a car and asking a Hasidic Jew if he was a "Pilgrim."

When contacted for comment, "Rent" had none, but the Broadway production ends its 12-year run on June 1. Hopefully David can get on before then.

Hernandez was the first of the 12 finalists ousted from the Fox reality show this season, in what some pundits believe was a conspiracy.

The remaining 10 American Idol contestants go at it again tomorrow.

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Let's at least give Elisabeth Hasselbeck some credit: unlike former coworker, Rosie O'Donnell, this host of The View didn't refer to 9/11 as a conspiracy.

But the conservative blonde is singing a conspiratorial tuner over David Hernandez being voted off American Idol last night.

"My mind went, 'You know what? This is a conspiracy," said Hasselbeck during this morning's show.

"American Idol maybe didn't want to deal with the fact that he had this shady - so-called - past and they blocked all of his phone calls of people voting for him.'"

Whoopi Goldberg was taken aback at this accusation, reiterating Hasselbeck's stance in amazement: "They blocked his phone calls?!?"

Sounds like a controversial, attention-getting viewpoint to me, Elisabeth basically responded. We wonder if she also thinks Eliot Spitzer got a raw deal.

"I'm making up my own conspiracy theory. This is my paranoia," she said.

"Because he's good - he is good - despite his... whatever he was doing on the side. But I think he actually deserved the spot to be there and I feel like maybe they were just trying to get him off the show."

What do you think? Did American Idol conspire to give David Hernandez the boot?

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What must Kristy Lee Cook do to get eliminated from American Idol?

No offense to the lovely singer. We'd never wish an elimination on anyone. But her butchering of a Beatles classic seemed to make her the front-runner to be voted off the show last night. Instead, David Hernandez said goodbye.

At least he has a lucrative career he can go back to...

Do you think David Hernandez deserved to go home? Who do you think is the worst performer on American Idol?

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David Hernandez and Jason Castro have established themselves as fierce, talented competitors on the seventh season of American Idol.

But they're also opponents in what may be an even more intense battle: The Hollywood Gossip Topless Tussle!

Check out - and click to enlarge - the following photos of Hernandez shirtless and Castro shirtless. Let us know who looks better. (And, yes, fellas, we're trying to arrange a similar face-off between Kristy Lee Cook and Brooke White. No luck on finding topless pics of those Idol singers yet, though.)

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David Hernandez doesn't wanna discuss his stripper past. And we don't blame him.

As the American Idol finalist told Entertainment Weekly, he's just here to sing. Viewers can decide if that makes him worthy to remain on the show. So far, they've responded positively.

"I think America's judging us all off of our voices right now," Hernandez said at the American Idol Top 12 party in West Hollywood last night. "Obviously they were, because I'm still in the Top 12, thank God. So I'm not really concerned with what's going on [with those entertainment news reports]. I'm just focused on singing, because that's what I'm here to do."

David Hernandez has handled his recent controversy with grace and maturity.

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We don't know if David Hernandez is gay or not.

And we don't care one way or the other.

But we do know this much: if Hernandez is closer to Lance Bass than Brody Jenner, then some dude is really lucky.

Just look at this American Idol contestant topless!

Do you think David Hernandez will be eliminated from American Idol on the results show tonight? Who should be sent home?

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To paraphrase our favorite The 40-Year Old Virgin quotes:

How do we know David Hernandez is gay?

The Faces of David Archuleta

It's actually not because this American Idol contestant stripped at an all-male bar a few years ago. It's because, prior to auditioning for the show, Hernandez sang on cruise ships with a group of guys called the Vinyl Four.

We're not judging. We're just saying.

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On last night's American Idol, four contestants stood up and make one thing clear: David Archuleta hasn't won anything yet!

While everyone's favorite, 17-year old, former Star Search winner did a solid job with the Phil Collins' song "Another Day in Paradise," he wasn't on the receiving end of the evening's strongest praise from judges. That went to the following four hopefuls:

1. David Cook: His version of Lionel Richie's "Hello" was met with raves from Randy Jackson, who said the single could be a hit today. Simon Cowell echoed those sentiments, with: "David, that was a very brave thing to do, and I loved it."

2. David Hernandez decided to play directly into those gay rumors by singing Celine Dione's "It's All Coming Back to Me Now." Gotta admire him for that. While not as beloved as Cook, Hernandez did hear the only words from Simon that anyone could ask for: "You've 100 percent secured a place in the finals."

3. Michael Johns sounded like the original singer of "Don't You Forget About Me." We agreed right away with what Randy said that it was a "good song choice," while even Paula Abdul made sense with: "I'm so glad you are the type of artist who is defining who you are."

4. Jason Castro: Hallelujah! This dreadlocked star calmly performed a stellar version of the son "Hallelujah." Simon summed it up thusly: "I thought it was absolutely brilliant what you just did... You are getting better and better and better. I'm very happy."

Who was your favorite performer of the night?

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Looks like previous reports that David Hernandez worked at an all-male bar as a less-than-fully dressed bartender are valid.

The manager of a male strip club in Phoenix says the 24-year-old performed in the buff at the establishment for three years, ending in September 2007.

"He had the look and the type that people like, so he made pretty good money here," Gordy Bryan, manager of Dick's Cabaret, told the Associated Press.

Former Stripper

Does this mean Hernandez's future on American Idol is in jeopardy? The past is unclear on the question.:

In 2003, finalist Frenchie Davis was removed from the running once it was revealed her picture appeared on an adult Web site... but last year Antonella Barba stayed in the competition, despite seemingly being caught giving a blow job on camera.

Meanwhile, certain celebrity gossip sites have been spreading a supposedly scandalous photo of Ramiele Malubay around the Internet. What might that mean for the talented young singer?

Most likely, nothing.

by Mischalova at . Comments

American Idol fans have been surprised so far at the talent of David Hernandez. This season seven semifinalist didn't receive much air time prior to the final 24 being announced, but he's proven to be a smooth vocalist.

Viewers will likely also be surprised by the following rumor: Hernandez used to work at a gay bar called Dick's Cabaret.

Talk of such a former occupation began on VotefortheWorst.com, a well-known, anti-American Idol website. So it's hard to say how legitimate this piece of gossip is. But the site has supposedly received numerous comments validating Hernandez's prior job, while the accompanying photos on this post also back up the rumor.

Not that there's anything wrong with it.

In fact, we hope David embraces his homosexual, kinky side and performs a duet with fellow, seemingly gay contestant Danny Noriega.

David Hernandez is highlighted in this photo. Rumor has it he worked at a gay bar. Other rumors state that Zac Efron would love to frequent this kind of establishment.

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