'American Idol' Castoff — Stealing Ryan Seacrest's Identity … For Money


Shaun Kraisman
American Idol” reject Shaun Kraisman“s pro singing career might be off the table — but has learned, he already has a potentially lucrative back-up plan … impersonating Ryan Seacrest for a living.

You probably recognize him — he”s the guy from Wednesday night”s episode who”s a dead ringer for the “Idol” host … right down to the way he talks. It”s scary.

Shaun didn”t make it to Hollywood (his audition was … less than stellar) … but he”s unfazed — telling us, he got such a positive reaction from his Ryan Seacrest impression on Wednesday night”s show, he has decided to pursue a career as a Seacrest impersonator.

Shaun tells us, he has already booked a gig with a local radio station to do his Ryan act — and is currently reaching out to as many people as possible to get his new career off the ground … friends, managers, agents.

His ultimate goal — Shaun says he wants to host parties, shows, you name it … all doing the Seacrest thing. Way to aim high.