'American Idol' alum Danny Noriega's new single '24/7': Too much to handle...ish

American Idol has seen flamboyance, pre-Adam Lambert. Remember season 7's polarizing Danny Noriega? Well, he's back. He was the guy who famously responded with a sassy "ish" to Simon Cowell's question of, "So you agree with me?" "Ish" — representing "sort of" or "maybe" — quickly became his catchphrase. He was also BFF with contestant Ramiele Malubay and botched "Jailhouse Rock" and "Tainted Love" during the semi-finals round. Remember him yet? He swung his ample head of hair around a lot, too.

Anyway, he just released a equal-parts hilarious and tragic single called "24/7," as well as an accompanying video, and it's definitely flamboyant. The whole crazy production sounds and looks like he made it himself, although the video credits the thing to Diamond Cuts Productionz (yes, Productionz!). And there's some lady named Diamonique rapping part way through the song. Noriega actually starts off the song by summing up the whole situation rather well: "This is gonna be…" he intones, amid synthesizers and with a glowing purple body outline, "T…M…T…H!" Too much to handle, certainly. In the worst way.

I won't hold you in suspense anymore. Enjoy/laugh at the video here:

What's your favorite aspect of this trainwreck? Noriega's insistence that he's "no American Idol"? All the weird, dated usage of acronyms (FYI, LMAO, TMTH, etc.)? His gratuitous use of "bitch" repeatedly? The rap by the illustrious Diamonique? Sound off!

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  • sannl

    I think that’s his Mom.

  • Elizabeth

    Joel McHale has been notified, correct?
    Oh my heavens… or is it my heavensish?

  • tom

    bitchy queen

  • cranky

    Yeah, that’s totally his mom. My favorite part is the clearly handmade yellow tank top with “TMTH” and “24/7″ written all over it. Bless his heart.

  • Albizzle

    Competition for Sanjaya? Maybe?

  • Michelle

    I cant even remember him. This season was so good, u just forget! Love this news http://scarlett-tv.com/?p=152 Allison rocks!

  • katgirl

    doesn’t he mean “studio 57″?

  • Faze Craze

    I actually don’t hate it as much as I expected to…

  • HMC

    Oh sweet Jesus that was bad. I really REALLY hope that they show this on The Soup this week.

  • Rob Tyson

    Like others, I thought that could be his mom performing with him. It was slightly better than “trainwreck” but far from “decent”. I found him pit hair distracting…. am I alone on this?

  • Color Me Confused

    She’s adorable.

  • Trish

    Yes, Rob, I’m with you–the pit hair was way distracting. It was like watching a young Mandy Moore trying to emulate Patti Smith. And while the song was about as deep as a gum commercial jingle, it wouldn’t have been so bad if there hadn’t been a video accompanying it.

  • jimbodeako

    I’ll buy him/her a drink if he/she stops singing.

  • sosgemini

    *waves scary pit hair alert. scary pit hair alert.

  • Nikey

    Strangely enough, it wasn’t too bad. It would probably do great in the clubs! It had a good beat, but the rappin’ broad was a little “off”.

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