We’ve all seen Simon Cowell walk out of an audition, but what was it that sent him through the doors of this particular 2019 audition?
According to Talent Recap, Cowell walked out of the America’s Got Talent audition performed by flute player Brandon Coprich.
As it turns out, Coprich wasn’t just a flute player — he was a stripping flute player. Unfortunately, though, his performance was so cringe-worthy for Cowell that he felt he needed to get out, and get out fast.
When Coprich was interviewed by the judges on AGT, he said, “There’s not too many of us boys playing the flute, so we gotta represent.”
As if it wasn’t bad enough, Cowell didn’t like flutes to begin with. According to Talent Recap, Cowell asked Coprich during the interview, “I know that people like playing them. Does anyone like listening to them?”
Coprich Has More Than 30,000 Instagram Followers
Clearly, the gig helped Coprich at least a little bit, because he’s garnered more than 30,000 followers on Instagram to date.
His Instagram account bio reads, “Musician, Nerd, Bunny, Wanderluster.”
According to America’s Got Talent Wiki, the flutist was eliminated at the audition round of performances.
The routine he presented kicked off with a rendition of Edvard Grieg’s “Morning Mood” on the flute. Then, he stripped and played Ginuwine’s “Pony.”
The act was buzzed by all four judges on the panel — at that time Howie Mandel, Gabrielle Union, Julianne Hough and Cowell — though Cowell did press the button for both Union and Hough.
Elsewhere in TV Talent Competitions, ‘American Idol’ Preps for Return Amid Pandemic
What does the upcoming season of the American Idol revival promise? According to Country Fan Cast, Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie will be returning as judges. Ryan Seacrest, meanwhile, will be the host, while Bobby Bones will work as the in-house mentor.
The outlet wrote, “Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the judges will be seated separately at their own small table during the audition process. Fans tuning into American Idol Season 4 … can expect to see more production changes to ensure safety. As fans can recall, Season 3 was forced to continue remotely due to the pandemic.”
The show is “technically not possible to do it all live obviously,” in the words of Seacrest, but they are still making it work.
Earlier this week, People offered fans an exclusive first look into season 4 of American Idol.
In the promo clips, the judges have inspiring words to share. Richie explained, “Where there is love I don’t think you can go wrong.” Bryan added, “You can choose love or hate, I choose love.” And Perry said, “Love is supreme and unconditional.”
And the promos also make it clear that there’s some talent in store for those watching at home. Video clips show Perry saying, “This is the first time in four years, just someone singing made me cry.” Perry recently gave birth to her daughter, Daisy Dove, in August 2020.
This season of American Idol will kick off on February 14 on ABC.