Chris Daughtry reveals which 'Walking Dead' character he auditioned for

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Chris Daughtry Wants a Role on 'Walking Dead'


Chris Daughtry recently starred as Judas in the televised live version of The Passion, but there's yet another role he covets.

Speaking with Music Times, the American Idol alum revealed he's been all-out, no-holds-barred trying to get on his favorite show, The Walking Dead. Apparently, he auditioned for the role of Dwight. Here's what he had to say:

"Honestly I've been lobbying for The Walking Dead. I've been auditioning for the last season. You know the stringy blonde-haired dude with the half burnt face? That was the role that I auditioned for. We hate him, so maybe it's a good thing I didn't get him because I'll have a more beloved role."

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HOLLYWOOD - FEBRUARY 18: American Idol semi-finalist Chris Daughtry attends the American Idol Semi-Finalists Party at Cinespace on February 18, 2006 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Stephen Shugerman/Getty Images)
'American Idol' Season 5 -Contestant, Chris Daughtry, 26, from McLeansville, North Carolina *EXCLUSIVE* ***Exclusive*** (Photo by Ray Mickshaw/WireImage)
'American Idol' Season 5 -Top 20 Finalist, Chris Daughtry, 26, from McLeansville, North Carolina *EXCLUSIVE* ***Exclusive*** (Photo by Jason Merritt/FilmMagic for Fox Television Network)
'American Idol' Season 5 - Top 8 Finalists, Chris Daughtry, 26, from McLeansville, North Carolina, Ace Young, 25, from Denver, Colorado, Taylor Hicks, 29, from Birmingham, Alabama, Paris Bennett, 17, from Fayettesville, Georgia, Bucky Covington, 28, from Rockingham, North Carolina, Kellie Pickler, 19, of Albemarle, North Carolina, Katharine McPhee, 21, from Sherman Oaks, California and Elliott Yamin, 27, from Richmond, Virginia *EXCLUSIVE* ***Exclusive*** (Photo by Ray Mickshaw/WireImage)
'American Idol' Season 5 -Top 8 Finalist, Chris Daughtry, 26, from McLeansville, North Carolina *EXCLUSIVE* ***Exclusive*** (Photo by Ray Mickshaw/WireImage)
'American Idol' Season 5 -Top 7 Finalist, Chris Daughtry, 26, from McLeansville, North Carolina *EXCLUSIVE* ***Exclusive*** (Photo by Ray Mickshaw/WireImage)
(EXCLUSIVE, Premium Rates Apply) 'American Idol' Season 5 - Top 6 Finalists, Katharine McPhee, 21, from Sherman Oaks, California and Chris Daughtry, 26, from McLeansville, North Carolina *EXCLUSIVE* (Photo by Ray Mickshaw/WireImage for Fox Television Network)
'American Idol' Season 5 - Top 4 Finalists, Taylor Hicks, 29, from Birmingham, Alabama , Elliott Yamin, 27, from Richmond, Virginia, Chris Daughtry, 26, from McLeansville, North Carolina and Katharine McPhee, 21, from Sherman Oaks, California *EXCLUSIVE* ***Exclusive*** (Photo by Ray Mickshaw/WireImage)
(EXCLUSIVE, Premium Rates Apply) 'American Idol' Season 5 - Top 4 Finalist, Chris Daughtry, 26, from McLeansville, North Carolina and Priscilla Presley *EXCLUSIVE* (Photo by FOX/WireImage)
'American Idol' Season 5 - Top 4 Finalist, Chris Daughtry, 26, from McLeansville, North Carolina and Ryan Seacrest, host *EXCLUSIVE* ***Exclusive*** (Photo by Ray Mickshaw/WireImage for Fox Television Network)
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Chris Daughtry during Chris Daughtry Visits MTV's 'TRL' - January 25, 2007 at MTV Studios in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by G. Gershoff/WireImage)
NEW YORK - JUNE 1: (U.S.TABLOIDS OUT) Singer Chris Daughtry performs on MTV's Total Request Live at MTV's Times Square Studios June 1, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 01: Chris Daughtry attends the 2007 MTV Europe Music Awards held at the Olympiahalle on November 1, 2007 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Tony Barson/WireImage)
Musicians Chris Daughtry and Chad Kroeger attend the 2008 Clive Davis Pre-GRAMMY party at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 9, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by L. Busacca/WireImage)
UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 11: Recording artist Chris Daughtry arrives for the 50th Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, U.S., on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2008. Kanye West is probably already polishing his Grammy speeches. He may be upstaged by Amy Winehouse, and she won't even be at music's biggest award show. (Photo by Francis Specker/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Musician Chris Daughtry arrives at the 2008 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 23, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images for AMA)
Chris Daughtry performs with his band Daughtry at the Samsung AT&T Summer Krush Concert on July 17th, 2009 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Kevin Casey/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 22: Chris Daughtry of the musical group Daughtry performs onstage during the 2009 American Music Awards rehearsals held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 22, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for DCP)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 22: Musician Chris Daughtry performs onstage the 2009 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 22, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/AMA2009/FilmMagic)
TODAY -- Pictured: Chris Daughtry performs on NBC News' 'Today' show (Photo by Peter Kramer/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS - AUGUST 25: Musician Chris Daughtry attends the Clive Davis and Carlos Santana exclusive VIP listening event at Vanity Nightclub at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino on August 25, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
NAPA, CA - NOVEMBER 5: Chris Daughtry of Daughtry perform at The Uptown Theatre as part of Aloft Hotels Presents Live in the Vineyard on November 5, 2011 in Napa, California. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images For Live In The Vineyard LLC)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Vocalist Chris Daughtry of Daughtry visits fuse Studios on November 9, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 14: Chris Daughtry and his band Daughtry perform at a celebration of Duracell's Holiday Insurance Program at the Rockwood Music Hall on December 14, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
DALLAS, TX - JUNE 11: In this handout image provided by SPG, Four-Time Platinum Singer, Song Writer and Musician Chris Daughtry of DAUGHTRY attends a VIP after party as part of the On Tour With SPG: 'Hear The Music, See The World'at Aloft Dallas Downtown on June 11, 2012 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by SPG via Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - MAY 11: Chris Daughtry attends the Starburst Music with The Masters series benefitting the VH1 Save The Music Foundation at Bronzeville Scholastic Institute on May 11, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Michael Roman/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 16: Singer Chris Daughtry visits the SiriusXM Studio on October 16, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 21: Musician Chris Daughtry attends the 'Baptized' album listening event hosted by The Moms with Boks held at The National Museum of Mathematics on November 21, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Zimmerman/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 24: Singer Chris Daughtry attends the 2013 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 24, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 06: Chris Daughtry of Daughtry performs during 'FOX & Friends' All American Concert Series outside of FOX Studios on June 6, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Janette Pellegrini/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 13: Musician Chris Daughtry arrives for the Premiere Of Marvel's 'Avengers Age Of Ultron' held at Dolby Theatre on April 13, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
OVERLAND PARK, KS - JUNE 20: Chris Daughtry attends the Big Slick red carpet benefiting Children's Mercy Hospital at Pinstripes Bowling on June 20, 2015 in Overland Park, Kansas. (Photo by Kyle Rivas/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 24: Recording artist Chris Daughtry arrives on the red carpet before the 2015 NHL Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on June 24, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, FL - NOVEMBER 27: Chris Daughtry of Daughtry performs at Hard Rock Live! in the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on November 27, 2015 in Hollywood, Florida. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 02: Singer Chris Daughtry Performs for ATT Audience Network at Red Studios on May 2, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Greg Doherty/Getty Images)
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He went on to talk about how he follows a lot of shows -- mostly superhero ones -- but Walking Dead is the one he can't get out of his head: "I'm spending hours developing theories on who got killed, and rewatching the finale to pick up little clues."

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In the same interview, Daughtry also gave a peek into the backstory of his Passion role. He was dying to get more involved with acting, but was hesitant to accept the role since it was so intertwined with music. Apparently, producer Adam Anders won him over with one of the songs his character was slotted to sing -- R.E.M.'s "Losing My Religion." But the track couldn't get cleared and the next choice -- Evanescence's "Bring Me to Life" -- left Daughtry indecisive. In the end, Anders' rendition helped win him over again.

And the rest is history. When Walking Dead needs a singing, post-grunge zombie, they'll know who to call:


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