VIDEO: American Idol's Carly Hennessy's 2002 Music Video
Undiscovered talent, my noble behind. Check out "American Idol" Top-24 contestant Carly Hennessy's 2002 effort aimed at the teen market that ended up selling only hundreds of copies despite costing her record company over $2 million in production and marketing costs.
24-year old Carly, who recently got married, is currently listed in FOX press releases as Carly Smithson.
Born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, Carly made her singing debut in "Les Miserables" at the Olympic Theatre in Dublin.
She then moved to Los Angeles at age 13 to pursue her singing career and landed a recording contract with MCA Records in 1999, a fact FOX tends to omit.
Her 2001 album "Ultimate High" however did so incredibly badly, that The Wall Street Journal published an article about its failure in 2002.
FOX underlines that before auditioning for "Idol" Carly, who now lives in San Diego, was working in a bar and running a tattoo shop with her husband.
Is FOX casting experienced singers in an effort to improve the quality of the show given last year's loss of eyeballs and an uninspired selection of finalists?
Or are the producers trying to cook up a little scandal in order to get that buzz about the tired franchise going again?