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Manti "catfisher" auditioned for "The Voice"

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Our buds at US Weekly provided another intriguing twist to the saga involving Notre Dame lineback Manti T'eo, who apparently fell in love with a fictional woman he met online.

The alleged mastermind behind the "catfishing" scheme, Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, auditioned for NBC's "The Voice" and spun a sob story for producers, according to usmagazine.com. The magazine's website reports that Tuiasosopo told producers he and a cousin formed a Christian rock band but were in a serious car collision on the way to a gig in Nevada. Miraculously, everyone was fine, Tuiasosopo apparently told producers. The magazine adds he passed the show's standard background check and psych evaluation.

While his sad story - which is now being questioned as real - would have made for some heartwrenching tv, his singing of a song by Hasidic rapper Matisyahu didn't impress the judges.

"No one turned their chair around," a source told the magazine.

Source: www.usmagazine.com
Photo: AP

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