Thursday, May 11, 2006

Elliott, Katharine, and Taylor

Before we return to the exciting adventures of Cityville, let me calm everyone down about American Idol. It seems that the blogosphere is buzzing that "we wuz robbed" last night when Chris Daughtry was voted off the show.

American Idol is not about picking the best singer. Good singers are routinely dismissed for being too ugly, too Broadway, or whatever. The way to advance on American Idol is to be a decent singer, PLUS: have an interesting personality, have a hard luck story, or be good looking. Kellie Pickler had all four, but still was voted off the show. So there are no guarantees.

Ask yourself this: is Chris Daughtry noticeably better than when he first auditioned? Has he grown at all in the experience? Can you imagine an entire concert of Daughtry singing songs looking up at the microphone with that pained expression on his face?

Yes, he could have won, but it is not a travesty of justice that he was voted off. Just ask Tamyra Gray and Latoya London.


Blogger Aaron B. Solem said...

Who? What? Yawn....

Never seen an episode of American Idol. I don't know what the fuss is all about.

May 11, 2006 8:52 AM  
Blogger Ben said...

Limited amount of shame in admitting I watched Idol this season. Pulled for Chris for awhile before realizing how boring he is. Was amused by how pissed he looked during his fare-thee-well video.

May 11, 2006 11:37 AM  

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