Meat Loaf, aka Marvin Lee Aday, mistakenly received quite a few congratulations for his supposed American Idol win this week after rocker Caleb Johnson was crowned season 13 champion on May 22.
Johnson had been comparing himself to Meat Loaf throughout the season, and apparently this was enough to confuse many Facebook and Twitter users.
Meat Loaf wrote on his Facebook page: “Some of you guys are funny. I’ve had a lot of congratulations messages and tweets for MY American Idol win!!!” He continued: “But jokes aside, let me take a second to really congratulate Caleb Johnson. It’s great to see him tearing it up and putting some real rock ‘n’ roll back on prime time TV! Congratulations Caleb, GOOD LUCK and don’t you ever stop rockin’!!!”
Johnson took home the main prize of the 13th season of the show, which has seen ratings steadily declining since its peak a decade ago.
The Washington Post reports that only 10.1 million people watched Wednesday’s finale, a 30 percent decline from last year’s conclusion and a 75 percent drop-off from its peak in 2003. And although the show hasn’t produced a bona fide superstar in a long time, Meat Loaf nonetheless wished his lookalike all the best in his career.