'American Idol' Premiere: Is Yoji 'Pop' Asano This Year's 'Pants on the Ground'?

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Season 10 of American Idol premiered last night with new judges Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler joining veterans Ryan Seacrest and Randy Jackson. The talent competition returned to good reviews, with The New York Times asserting that there's "Life after Simon for Idol," and Entertainment Weekly noticing that it was a "friendlier, more upbeat" season premiere.

But most importantly, has the new season already found its "Pants on the Ground"/William Hung Internet meme? Yoji "Pop" Asano and his Michael Jackson-inspired rendition of Miley Cyrus's "Party in the U.S.A." might just be it:



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