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Outrageous `Idol' Reject Norman Gentle Releases Album

American Idol's most famous reject, Norman Gentle, has released a single just for Simon Cowell.

American Idol's most famous reject, Norman Gentle, has released a single just for Simon Cowell.

Monday, May 17, 2010 17:27 GMT

BROOKFIELD, Conn. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – American Idol’s most memorable reject is hellbent on making his musical mark.

Singer/comedian Nick Mitchell made the top 25 on American Idol last year by performing as his wacky, headband-wearing alter-ego, Norman Gentle.

Simon Cowell couldn’t stand him, but that hasn’t stopped Mitchell from recording an independent debut album simply dubbed, Gentle.

His first single, “Brit Slap,” is a farewell ode to Cowell who’s leaving Idol after this season.

Mitchell, who aspires to be this generation’s Weird Al Yankovic, says the accompanying music video will be out within days.

In it, he sports a black catsuit “just like Beyonce” and gets followed around by bootylicious back-up dancers in Times Square. Cowell himself is even in the video – well, a cardboard cutout anyway.

If all goes according to plan, Norman Gentle will be the next great pop star. Mitchell says he’s dropping the Norman and going just by Gentle though, since that worked for Daughtry.

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