Before he became a household name thanks to “America’s Got Talent” 2017, the sad clown known as Puddles Pity Party kept busy on YouTube by singing alongside “American Idol” alum Haley Reinhart. As part of the popular Postmodern Jukebox channel, Puddles and Reinhart were just two of many singers to take on “today’s hits, yesterday.” Watch their cover of Tears for Fears‘ “Mad World” above.
Puddles Pity Party recently blew the “AGT” judges away when he sang the emotional ballad “All By Myself” (watch his performance here). Despite being an ace singer Puddles has never spoken a word on NBC’s reality TV show, which makes his one-on-one interviews with the judges a bit awkward. Nevertheless, Puddles survived the judge cuts round of “Americas Got Talent” Season 12 and will next be seen on the live shows at the Dolby Theatre.
Reinhart came in third place during Fox’s 10th season of “American Idol,” behind winner Scotty McCreery and runner-up Lauren Alaina. (See the “American Idol” winners list.) She is one of the show’s more successful non-winners, not just in the music field but also on television as the voice of Bill Murphy in Netflix’s “F Is for Family.”
Postmodern Jukebox came on the scene in 2011 by arranger and pianist Scott Bradlee. The insanely viral group has amassed nearly 800 million YouTube views and three million subscribers, as of this writing.
Other than “Mad World,” other popular Postmodern Jukebox covers featuring Puddles the clown include “Royals,” “Stressed Out,” “All the Small Things,” “Viva La Vida,” “Chandelier” and “Team.”