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American Idol alum reveals he’s engaged to new girlfriend- but fans are furious over his ‘outrageous’ request

American Idol alum reveals he’s engaged to new girlfriend- but fans are furious over his ‘outrageous’ request

AN American Idol alum has angered fans after making a special request during his engagement announcement.

Former contestant, William Hung, shared the big news on his Instagram account on Thursday.

GettyAn American Idol alum has angered fans after he announced his engagement and a special request from his followers[/caption]

Instagram/@williamhungofficialFormer contestant William Hung revealed his big news on Instagram on Thursday and asked fans to help with the expenses[/caption]

The 40-year-old posted a selfie of him and his bride-to-be, Hannah, posing in front of a lit-up neon sign that said, “Better Together.”

He revealed their wedding plans in his caption and pleaded to his followers to help with the expenses.

The post read: “Hey everyone, I have some exciting news to share with you! I am getting married! That’s right, the lovable American Idol contestant who captured your hearts with unforgettable performances is tying the knot with my sweetheart.

“As I prepare to start this exciting new chapter, I could use your support. That’s why I am encouraging you to make a donation to my wedding registry. By doing so, you’ll not only be helping to make my special day even more memorable but also showing love and support for my lifelong mission to help more people make their dreams come true.”

William continued, specifying that contributions would go toward every detail for the nuptials, including the venue and cake.

The reality star shared a link to his wedding website in his bio, marking the occasion for May 6, 2023, in Montebello, California.

He also included a registry “Wish List” with suggestions such as an Amazon gift card valuing up to $2K and a $50 “Flexibility Fund” in case plans need to be rescheduled.

Additionally, William and Hannah asked for donations toward their “dream honeymoon,” though they did not list a specific destination.


However, fans weren’t pleased with the singer’s “outrageous” request and said so in the comments.

“The fact that he is asking for donations to pay for everything down to the cake,” one person wrote with multiple laughing face emojis.

“I bet he believes with all his heart we will fund everything,” someone else said.

William clapped back at trolls, claiming he “already paid for most of the expenses” and would “intend to treat my fans as friends.”

He also noted that he wants a small, intimate wedding because he “values quality time with the guests.”


William skyrocketed to fame in 2004 after his entertaining audition of Ricky Martin’s “She Bangs” on American Idol aired.

The Hong Kong native performed before the singing competition’s original judges, Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, Randy Jackson, and longtime host Ryan Seacrest.

Though his rendition did not earn him the Golden Ticket to Hollywood, he went on to become an entertainer and motivational speaker.

The show ended up crowning Fantasia Barrino as the winner that year, which was the show’s third season.

American Idol is currently airing auditions for its 21st season, with judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, and Luke Bryan, on Sundays on ABC at 8pm EST.

ABCWilliam rose to fame in 2004 for his entertaining performance of Ricky Martin’s ‘She Bangs’ on American Idol[/caption]

ABCHe did not earn a spot to Hollywood but has since become an entertainer and a motivational speaker[/caption]

ReutersWilliam performed before then-judges Randy Jackson, Paula Abdul, and Simon Cowell[/caption]

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