Video: 'Idol' Constantine Creeps Us Out

After receiving a link that simultaneously made my day and made me want to skip out of the office and straight to the NES console, I got an itch to search for Dallas-related music videos. What I found is somewhat crippling, somewhat laughable and, apparently, completely exciting to the teen girls in the front three rows.

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Yep. That’s American Idol’s Constantine Maroulis performing the Plain White T’s (the Designer Imposter Fall Out Boy for those of you that aren’t "kids today”) chart-topping “Hey There, Delilah” at the 51st annual Greek Food Festival of Dallas last weekend.

My favorite part, second only to his patented combo of wind-swept hair and and panty-dropping gaze, of course, is that ol’ Constantine has to read the lyrics from a piece of paper he pulls from his tight pocket. He claims to “read this letter to the beautiful audience” though, ’cause that makes not knowing the lyrics to a cover song way more acceptable…and I bet he’s hoping it makes him seem even more oh-so-sensitive-rocker.

I’ll admit, I liked the guy on American Idol after he busted out a sweet cover of the Bee Gees’ “Nights on Broadway,” but had I been at the Greek Food Fest this year, I think I would have packed up my dolmas Saturday night. I would, however, like to hear how his cooking demonstration went.

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Merritt Martin

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