meet american idol finalist heejun han

Caught up in all the Linsanity, I haven't had a lot of time to write about other significant happenings in Asian American pop culture. (Jeremy has that effect.) But rest assured that I have indeed been following the wild ride of American Idol contestant Heejun Han with great interest.

After wowing America with his goofy audition, the 22-year-old nonprofit organizer from Flushing worked his way through Hollywood Week, survived the cuts, and has landed himself a coveted place as a finalist in the Top 13. He seems like a nice guy, and he's got a great sense of humor.

I think this clip illustrates everything I like about the guy:

And did I mention he's a pretty damn good singer? Check it out:

I'm rooting (and voting) for you, Heejun!

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