'X Factor' Wannabe Arrested for Stealing
Deangelo Wallace leaves auditions with a microphone pack and eventual handcuffs
Trouble stirred on Wednesday's episode of "The X Factor," as one contestant, Deangelo Wallace, left the auditions handcuffed and driven away in a police car. Another batch of wannabes sang their hearts out in the hope of winning the $5 million grand prize, including Wallace, who promised to do a lot of shopping and buy a lot of fast cars if crowned the champ. The Kansas City, Mo, hopeful came on stage with a cocky attitude, insisting if the judges "didn't see a star (in him) they're fools." Wallace declared himself better than Justin Beiber, prompting judge L.A. Reid to ask, "Do you have any idea how much you're getting on our nerves?" Demi Lovato agreed: "You're digging yourself into a hole."
The 19-year-old performed Chris Brown's "With You" and left the panel stunned and disturbed. While the audience booed Wallace, all four judges, including Britney Spears and Simon Cowell fill-in Louis Walsh, decided to leave in the middle of his audition. Perturbed by his ghastly audition, Reid stated, "It was all just a big joke to him. We laugh and have a good time, but it's all serious." Clearly rejected from the competition, Wallace declared, "They don't know what talent is. Something is wrong with them. If you ask me, they all worship the devil." After his audition, Wallace took off without giving the $3,000 microphone pack back to the crew, which sent members of the "X Factor" production staff running through the streets to find him before calling the police.
Once nabbed by the cops, he admitted, "I stole the mic. Y'all didn't let me through so I was gonna steal your equipment." Wallace attempted to show off his singing skills one last time as he was handcuffed and forced into the police car. He was charged with a misdemeanor, but released from custody after a few hours. In addition to Wallace's arrest, 42-year-old Panda Ross left her audition in San Antonio, Texas in an ambulance. Although she wowed judges with her audition, the soulful singer was still suffering from pneumonia, having been hospitalized the day before. Unlike Wallace, Ross left with four "yeses" and hopes to be back to full health for the next round.
"The X Factor" airs Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on FOX.
all for the ratings folks! all for the ratings! other than that, most of the singers CAN NOT sing. this audtion process isnt even as funny as the IDOL dimwitsand said dimwits were funnier.
demi lovato? what? 19? and a judge? WTF? poor show simon. NEXT