Keith Beukelaer


Keith Beukelaer is an American singer from Georgia who performed a notoriously bad rendition of Madonna's Like a Virgin during auditions for the second season of American Idol. The judges assumed that he was a plant, singing horribly on purpose just to earn camera time. He was asked to sing Whitney Houston's hit I Want to Dance With Somebody, to the same result. He was described by Simon Cowell as "possibly the worst singer in the world". Keith described Simon as "very mean" after his audition. Judge Randy Jackson criticized Keith's performance, asking him if he sincerely did not hear that he was such a poor singer.

Keith was interviewed in a People magazine special edition on American Idol about his experiences, and he said that although it was a sobering experience, he would do it all over again if given the chance.