An Arizona jail launched its own version of American Idol - named Inmate Idle. The jailbird singing contest was developed by notoriously severe Sheriff Joe Arpaio who also makes inmates wear pink clothes. Rocker Alice Cooper will judge the inmates at a show on Friday night. (Watch video
Six prisoners at Arizona's Maricopa County Jail were voted through to the afternoon's live performance contest finale. Inmates built the set for the final showdown, and 10,000 prisoners were expected to cast ballots for their favorite convict.
According to The Arizona Republic, the winner was Corey Brothers, 36, who is serving time for violating probation. Brothers said singing had always been a love of his, but he never actually expected to win. In fact, his assessment of his performance of "My Girl" was that he "did OK."
Akon would be proud.