A singer by the name of Magic Cyclops appeared on American Idol Wednesday night and has become one of the most talked about contestants — for all the wrong reasons.
The man with a British accent, who claims he’s from Davenport, Iowa, tells Star 102.5 in Des Moines that auditioning for the show “was awful. It was cold.”
The bandana-wearing performer delivers his lines with such seriousness — without breaking character — you almost believe he’s telling the truth. But in this case, we think he was joking since the audition was in Aspen, Colorado.
The experimental comedy-rocker sang Neil Diamond’s “Cracklin’ Rose” and Jimmy Buffett’s (or as Cyclops pronounces his name, “James Buffay”) “Margarittaville.” He did NOT get a golden ticket to Hollywood in fact, Randy Jackson walked out during his audition.
How did Magic end up there anyway? “I got in the wrong line — they had auditions the same day, I tried to get Bronco tickets.”
He jokes he didn’t even watch the show, because, “I watched Dog the Bounty Hunter the season premiere.