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Published:March 31st, 2010 14:40 EST
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America Crazy About American Idol's Tim Urban (Teflon Tim)

By Robert Paul Reyes

Siobhan Magnus, Crystal Bowersox and Lee Dewyze are my favorite American Idol contestants, but I find myself rooting for Tim Urban, better known as Teflon Tim.

tim urbanTim is an idol for anyone who wouldn`t dare sing outside of his shower. I couldn`t carry a tune if you handcuffed it to my wrist, and I admire Tim`s swagger in spite of his lack of talent.

Tim renders even the most popular songs unrecognizable, the tuneless wizard did a reggae version of the Rolling Stones "Under My Thumb" that sounded dreadful, even to those of us who got into the reggae spirit by smoking some ganja.

The American Idol judges tear him apart, week in and week out, and he takes it all in with a big smile. If Tim is still around in a couple of weeks, I`m afraid the judges might just tar and feather him and ride him on a rail out of town.

Keep smiling dude, it`s not just tweens who are voting for you, there`s a lot of us wretched singers who are pulling for you.

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