9. Ryan "Screamo" Hart

"Smashed into Pieces" - Season 5

By the standards of hardcore, Ryan Hart's Season 5 audition wasn't half bad. The problem? He was trying out for "American Idol," a show that touts Mariah-like melismas over screamo screeches. Hart sang Silverstein's "Smashed Into Pieces" -- both the screamed and clean vocals -- to ill effect for the judges, who couldn't understand why Hart had even decided to show up. Following his rejection, Randy did his own, chillingly accurate impression of Hart's screams. Hart probably isn't too hung up over his "Idol" audition infamy, though. He now sings in pop-punk band Damnear Divine, which has nearly 40,000 friends on MySpace.

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