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Day Two…It’s Gonna Be a Long Season

16 Jan

So…..nothing exciting or revolutionary tonight on American Idol.  Just how many DID make it to Hollywood from Dallas?  I don’t know….I dozed off somewhere between Guy Liner Satan Spawn and Padded Pimp Pegasus.  Oy Vey.

Well, the blondes are out in full force again this year.  Where’s the variety?  The uniqueness?  The talent?  Do good people just not try out anymore?

Perhaps Chris Daughtry’s been reading Music Maven.  He came out with some definite opinions on Monday.   Then, promptly tried to crawfish because his 19E buddies did not appreciate his candor.  So, what does he do?….he throws Rolling Stone under the bus.  They don’t take kindly to that kind of thing

His points are right out of the Jump the Shark post and he’s right.  Problem with Chris is, he’s not his own man.  He is owned, man.

However, while he’s a screamer, his audition at least got your a-ten-SHUN.

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Posted by on January 16, 2008 in american idol

 

8 responses to “Day Two…It’s Gonna Be a Long Season

  1. shrewspeaks

    January 16, 2008 at 11:43 pm

    Obviously…Mr 4 needs the word “context” explained…as in..if you are quoted word for word…it can’t be taken out of context.

    You know what…I would respect him if he could hold his rebel ground but NO he wussed out.

    Anyway…the funny thing is I believe there are as great singers out there, but since season 5, TPTB are trying to force a type ala Blond dujour so talent suffers. Imagine Season 5 with season 6 and 7’s recruitment strategies…no Paris or Elliott and certainly no Taylor…even the fortunate son Mr 4 may not have been there; instead the top 3 would have been Kat, Pickles and Ace.

     
  2. brc

    January 17, 2008 at 9:28 am

    Well Chris got one thing right…

    “People get tired of seeing people that suck,” he says. “It’s funny at first, but come on. They spend three weeks on people that can’t sing, and that’s what they’re banking it on. [They should] find some people that you can really invest in.”

    I think he nailed it on the head. I almost think I would rather wait until the top 10 or top 6 shows and watch it from there. Even the morons who like watching the freaks are probably getting tired of it. The joke has worn too thin at this point.

     
  3. Colette

    January 17, 2008 at 2:51 pm

    Have just watched some youtube footage and what you’ve put up, but do you get the feeling they’re culling out other stuff they don’t think will sell from last year too? Like no more black divas in their late 20s who can really sing (Kiki, Melinda), no more slightly freaky people (Sanjaya), etc? Yup –Just go for the next Carrie Underwood….

    I just find the whole thing has become so mercantile, contrived and calculated, that the funky, random, cheesy fun of it is evaporating. The judges are second-guessing, and so are the contestants.

    And I read somewhere there a bunch of these kids who went through have had record deals, and are pretty show biz-savvy already, despite the oh-who-little-me? backstories. That kinda takes some the helium out of the balloon, no?

    Sorry to be cynical, and I’m probably addicted once the real competition starts. But it’s not promising so far….

    Let’s continue to celebrate great music, even as we get sucked into the American Idol whirlwind…

     
  4. shrewspeaks

    January 17, 2008 at 5:00 pm

    Ah yes Colette…in celebrating great music We Shall Be Released

     
  5. shrewspeaks

    January 17, 2008 at 5:01 pm

    By the way, is me or does Neil Diamond look a bit outta place on that stage?

     
  6. littledeb

    January 17, 2008 at 5:58 pm

    shrew, I love that. Thanks.

    I had a “lightbulb” moment last night. I’m sure a lot of people already figured this out. While Paula and Randy will say things that are basically advice to the contestants, Simon has two types of responses. He either says stupid bad things (like about the guy with the eyes). Or when it’s supposed to be positive, it’s “you have a good recording voice, you could be the next Carrie Underwood, etc.) It’s blatantly obvious that he really doesn’t have an opinion (or clue) as to good music. It’s totally about the marketability and dollars. That’s just really disgusts me and that is what is sad about today’s music industry.

    It was very refreshing to watch The Band and friends just making great music.

     
  7. littledeb

    January 17, 2008 at 5:59 pm

    edit that’s for that.

     
  8. Colette

    January 18, 2008 at 10:39 am

    Very poignant to me, seeing The Band and all my musical heroes at the Fillmore’s Last Waltz — “some are dead and some are living/In my life, I loved them all.”

     

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