See, I don't think it's a lack of self awareness -- I think it's a sense of self-entitlement. I haven't done anything to earn it, but I deserve, I am owed, this success.
I'd have to disagree. He kept mentioning that he's heard worse singers, and that he feels he can do it. I could buy self-entitlement if he was a different type of personality, but he seemed sincerely crushed by not being approved of.
I'm all for trying new things, but why try them on national television?