18 January 2013 9:21 AM, PST | HollywoodLife | See recent HollywoodLife news »

Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, the alleged mastermind behind the Manti Te’o fake girlfriend hoax, stood before Usher, Shakira, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton in 2012, vying for a spot on the upcoming season of ‘The Voice,’ but producers now suspect his emotional story for TV is fake as well.

When Ronaiah Tuiasosopo was named as the suspected mastermind behind Manti Te’o's fake girlfriend hoax, producers from The Voice reportedly suspected he engineered a fake story while auditioning for the fourth season of their show as well.

“He had this insane sob story before [he sang],” an insider reveals to Us Weekly. “It would make for great TV.”

Ronaiah reportedly told producers that he and his cousins started a Christian band together and were on their way to perform at a youth conference in Nevada when they got into a “massive” car accident. He continued to tell producers that a truck crashed into their vehicle, »

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