Ryan Secrest Doppleganger Shaun Kraisman Impresses ‘American Idol’ Judges, But Not With His Singing
If 'American Idol' ever wanted to switch out the character of Ryan Seacrest a la your favorite soap opera, they've found their man. Shaun Kraisman of Mt. Pleasant, S.C. even dressed like the long-time host, before spitting off a dozen or so of his catch-phrases.
"This is 'American Idol'," Kraisman said, looking right into the camera. Later it was "Dim the lights" and "To vote for your favorite contestant call ..." The look-alike even mastered the inflection of the popular radio host's name as he introduced himself.
Unfortunately this is a singing competition, not a comedy show. "I would have liked it better if you sang it like Ryan Seacrest," Randy Jackson said after Kraisman finished singing 'Oh Girl' by the Chi-Lites. Kraisman was disappointed, but seemed to at the very least enjoy his 15 minutes of fame. He even offered a few more of Seacrest's catch phrases on his way out the door.
"See you next time on 'American Idol.'" Sadly, that's not the case.
Compare Shaun Kraisman with 'American Idol' Host Ryan Seacrest