OMG! The Hunger Games’ newest tribute addition for Catching Fire is, um,  a former friend to American Idol and past judge Paula Abdul!

As scooped by MJsBigBlog, Alan Ritchson — who’s sure to break some Hunger Games fan hearts as the tribute Gloss with his big muscles and winning smile — auditioned for Season 3 of American Idol, singing “You Are the Sunshine of My Life” to an adoring Paula Abdul.

Breaking tradition, Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson exited the audition room to let her have some alone time with the fame-hungry blonde. She helped advance him to the next round, but he fizzled out in Hollywood auditions and didn’t come back for more Idol fun. Alan went on to score a role as Aquaman on the CW’s Smallville.

Giving up on his Idol ambition appears to have been a good move on his part, because he’s now a member of one of the hottest franchises in Hollywood!

Credit: YouTube Photo: Watch The Hunger Games' Alan Ritchson Audition for American Idol (VIDEO)

Source: MJsBigBlog

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