He joined a singing competition and was told by its head honcho that he looked like William Hung, the 2004 American Idol reject who went on to make a brief splash in the music scene.
But local bespectacled getai rookie Fei li Yang (above) took it in his stride.
“I’m not offended at all. Actually, it’s not the first time I’ve been likened to William Hung,” the 29-year-old said with a laugh.
Fei is the only Singaporean contestant in the grand final of Getai New Star 2014, which will be held in Hong Lim Park next month.