With two albums and 14 and a half minutes of fame seemingly behind him, you'd have thought we'd heard the last of infamous American Idol Season 3 auditioner William Hung. Nope, not yet. The 22-year-old's painfully memorable cover of the Ricky Martin mantra "She Bangs" landed at No. 80 on TV Guide and TV Land's list of "The 100 Most Unexpected TV Moments," detailed in our new issue and being counted down on TV Land every night this week at 10 pm/ET. How does it feel to have his place in TV history further cemented? TVGuide.com rung up Hung. (Snicker.)
TVGuide.com: Two years ago, would you ever have imagined you'd merit a place on a list of TV's "Most Unexpected Moments"?
William Hung: No, no. I'm still grateful. It's a great thing. When all of this first started, it wasn't expected in the first place.
TVGuide.com: How many times would you say you have performed "She Bangs" since that fateful tryout before Simon, Randy and Paula?
Hung: Many times. [Laughs]
TVGuide.com: Did you ever get a chance to meet Ricky Martin?
Hung: No, not yet. I hope to meet him some day.
TVGuide.com: Do you think he'd be flattered, or would he take a swing at you?
Hung: I don't know. Maybe we'd just have a fun time singing it together?
TVGuide.com: What do you think of my theory that Madonna's "Hung Up" is actually a secret little shout-out to you?
Hung: Uh, well, it doesn't bother me that much. OK, maybe just a little!
TVGuide.com: There's a place on your official website where the ladies can post marriage proposals, or at least ask for a date. How many offers have you received thus far?
Hung: Quite a bit. But I haven't considered any yet, because I'm still young.
TVGuide.com: Have you followed up on any of them? Some of the girls are pretty cute!
Hung: Not very seriously, no. I suppose I should try to get in touch with as many as I can.
TVGuide.com: What have been the best parts of your 15 minutes of fame?
Hung: I think that first of all, those 15 have turned into a lot of 15s, so that's a good thing. I travel all over the world to perform, I shot my first movie, I shot commercials, I meet all kinds of people....
TVGuide.com: You were even a guest on Howard Stern's show. Was that fun?
Hung: It was kind of weird. It's not the usual interview or talk show. It's pretty unique.
TVGuide.com: I missed that broadcast. What did he talk to you about?
Hung: [Someone in background prompts Hung] "Funny stuff." [Laughs]
TVGuide.com: What's next for you?
Hung: What's next? Right now I'm discussing doing my second movie, my first movie [to be released] in the United States.
TVGuide.com: Do you keep tabs on American Idol?
Hung: I watched the previous season very closely, and followed it all the way to the end.
TVGuide.com: Do you see people blatantly trying to be "the next William Hung" with their auditions?
Hung: I'm pretty sure there will always be a few out there. But I think that if they take from me the same optimism [that I have] in life, it's a good thing!