Unrelated - did you know, on US network television, there is a talent show hosted by Jerry Springer and judged by David Hasselhoff? Neither did I.
A hometown friend of mine came in second on that show last year (to a ventriloquist, of all things; however, it was for the best, as he avoided being locked into a contract with AGT and a Vegas gig that wouldn’t have been the best fit for his style); it made Cas an “overnight sensation” after a decade of working hard for his music career. Couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy, really. And he actually does have talent! (link to Cas Haley’s official site)