“Idol” Contestant Apparently Rolled His Stones At A Phoenix-Area Strip Bar

noah | March 4, 2008 8:51 am

A manager at the subtly named Phoenix strip club Dick’s Cabaret has told the Associated Press that American Idol contestant David Hernandez worked there for three years as a dancer, where he danced nude for and doled out the lap dances to the club’s (mostly male) clientele. Relishing the publicity garnered by Google searches for “david hernandez dick’s cabaret,” club manager Gordy Bryan told AP that Hernandez “had the look and the type that people like, so he made pretty good money here.” Hernandez is coming off a good week on Idol, having burned his way through “Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone” during last Tuesday’s 1970s-themed week. But will the unveiling of Hernandez’s stripper past get him removed early from the competition?

Probably not. Not only are we a long way from the days of Frenchie Davis, whose topless photos got her kicked off the show, the Antonella Barba precedent–in which “racy,” yet not quite softcore photos of the vocally challenged Jersey girl surfaced on the Internet during her days as a Vote For The Worst darling–seems to apply to this situation instead; the only photos of Hernandez in stripper-ish mode that Vote For The Worst’s MySpace-scouring denizens have found so far are so tame that even Miley Cyrus can’t see what the big deal is.

Strip Club: “Idol” Once Danced Here [AP]