Saturday, April 09, 2011

American "Idiot"

Take that, Nigel Lythgoe.
Personally, I feel American Idol proverbially "jumped the shark" last Thursday when front runner Pia Toscano got voted off the show, theoretically in ninth place.  Since her departure there has been much written how possibly too much of the voting is controlled by young girls voting for their heart throbs and not model-attractive 26-year olds with a great voice.  And, inexplicably you have a vocal minority of folks who said she "didn't move" enough (in her gargantuan four full weeks on the show) or "connect" with an audience.  This being said of a women who in Week One received a standing ovation from the audience and judges after she slayed The Pretender's "I'll Stand by You".  In fact, what is somewhat more bothersome then her outster are the plethora of comments saying how "arrogant" she seemed and blah blah blah.  As one other commenter said - "now we know how Obama got elected" -(and/or as I say, how he continues to enjoy favoribility ratings of over 40% by doing nothing and getting us in even more wars).

At least we now have the news that Pia was signed to a record deal the very next morning by Interscope records - something that cannot be said by the majority of the remaining talentless contestents.  Regardless, I find the whole situation unsettling.  She was clearly the best and whether she ultimately won or not isn't the issue.  She unexplicably placed ninth, thus - the show is dead to me. 

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