"American Idol" featured a Korean American contestant yesterday named Hee Jun Han. With the goofy music playing in the background, the extended interview, and the overenthusiasm, I didn't know what to expect. But Hee Jun, who hails from Flushing, NY, definitely gave "American Idol" some motherland flavor, from complimenting Ryan Seacrest on his small face (even comparing his face to his fist, which is SO KOREAN!) to his insistent self-deprecation. He was super-endearing and gracious to the judges, and I think he's destined to become a fan favorite!
I'll be rooting for him! Hee Jun-ah FIGHTING!!!