Accused terror suspect Khurram Syed Sher is featured in a surprising new viral video that is popping up on the Internet. The video shows Sher auditioning for the “Canadian Idol” TV show in 2008 by singing a rather tortured rendition of Avril Lavgine’s “Complicated”—and tossing in a not-half-bad moonwalk.
The charges against Sher, announced Friday, are “conspiracy to knowingly facilitate a terrorist activity,” according to a Canadian Broadcast Corp. report. —JCL
Canadian terror plot suspect Khurram Syed Sher tried out for a spot on “Canadian Idol” in 2008, telling the judges he came to Canada from Pakistan in 2005 and performing Avril Lavigne’s “Complicated” when the judges voted for that over a Hilary Duff song.
Sher, who is actually a native Canadian, sings in a Pakistani accent while performing a series of strained dance moves, one of which is reminiscent of ice skating form. Which make sense when at the end of the performance a judge asks Sher if he considered being a comedian rather than a singer.