Former American Idol Contestant Tim Halperin To Lock Himself In Pop-Up West Village "Jail"

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Remember the Band in a Bubble promotion a few years back? When that one band with that one song got a reality show backed by MTV and Dr Pepper and were tasked with staying in a bubble and spend 20 days writing and recording a new album? Fort Worth native and former American Idol contestant Tim Halperin is doing something kind of like that to promote his debut full-length album, Rise and Fall.

Prior to the album's release next Tuesday, September 27, Halperin will be getting all metaphorical, and spend 28 hours locked up in a pop-up jail cell being placed in West Village. From 5 a.m. on Monday to 9 a.m. on Tuesday, he'll be there. You'll be able to watch the whole thing online here -- although, trust us, if Band in a Bubble was indication, it won't nearly be as interesting as it sounds.

Halperin's M.O. is kind of intersting, though: The dude's apparently doing this as some sort of statement against a contract AI thrusts upon its contestants that doesn't allow them to release new music, I guess?

He explains the bit in a new press release just sent out, announcing his impending "jail" stint:
"This contract has felt like being in prison because I haven't been able to do what I love most: share my music with others," Halperin said. "I was nearly finished with this album more than a year ago, but I've had to wait on its release for several months. I'm finally going to be set free from American Idol prison on September 27th - the same day as the release of my debut full-length album on iTunes."
He's doing the stint as a fundraiser for Kidd's Kids, too, so expect some coverage from "Kidd Kraddick in the Morning," etc. No surprise there: Halperin actually does have a decent piano-pop thing going for himself that AI never got around to really showcasing. See for yourself by giving his one-take music video for his single "She Runs" a watch after the jump.

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Wow.  Poor Tim Halperin.  He signed a contract for a reality TV show, got booted from the show, and then (whine, whine, whine) was forced to adhere to the aspects of the contract he signed just like anyone else who signs a contract. 

Oh and boo hoo hoo.

billyjoe shaver
billyjoe shaver

man that guy's had it rough. his life experience should make him a stronger songwriter.

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