dane cook idol finale ian bernardo 'American Idol' finale: Dane Cook not happy with 'weirdo' who hijacked songThe “American Idol” Season 9 finale was mostly filled with great moments — Bret Michaels rocking out with Casey James on “Every Rose Has Its Thorn,” Lee DeWyze and Chicago, Crystal Bowersox and Alanis Morissette, several Simon Cowell tributes — but of course there had to be one off-the-rails weird moment. That’s what happens when the show invites back some of its most famous cuckoo auditions.

During comedian Dane Cook‘s “Simon Said” song, a plethora of famous “Idol” Simon-taunters joined him onstage. But one, Ian Bernardo of Season 7 fame, grabbed the microphone from Cook and started shouting, “Who cares? It’s all about Ian Benardo tonight! I’m
going to replace you, Simon Cowell! No one has a thing to say about you,
just me.”

Not to be out-done, crazy laugh girl Tatiana del Toro tried to commandeer the mic next and the producers quickly cut away from the action and went to commercial, while Cook just stood there strumming his guitar, probably wish the stage would just open him up and swallow him whole.

Cook took to Twitter shortly thereafter:

  • If you missed it I got Kanye’d on American Idol.
    Wild. Luckily at the end of the song. Simon loved it. D-load song on
    iTunes tomorrow.
  • That was not staged. Weirdo hijacked the song.
    Just glad he didn’t hit me in the face w/the mic or Americal Idol would b
    American Beatdown.
  • Weirdo = ****face

[Censoring added]

Geez, Dane. We understand that your big moment paying tribute to Simon Cowell was stepped on a little, but have you ever watched “American Idol” before? You should’ve known this might happen.

Just in case Mr. Cook didn’t know what he was getting himself into, here’s a refresher video of Ian’s first go-round on “Idol.” And in case you missed it, the “Simon Said” video is after that.

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TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."