I am curious if I am the only one who finds it mildly amusing that on American Idol, the contestants tend to have superior talent than the ‘guest singer’ celebrities they bring on for their results night. You hear some of these established artists perform live and you think to yourself… “If the contestants sang that song like that, the judges would rip them a new one.”
For example, Alicia Keys just butchered her own songs. Tsk tsk. I wish the judges could comment.
It is unfortunate that in so many aspects of our society we have become complacent with mediocracy. The people with real talent can only get exposure through exploit at the hands of things like Idol. Yet we’ll auto-tune any good karaokee-performer into a mega-star.
I think the proof is in the pudding when they have one of their past contestants-who-made-it come perform. Those ones actually sing well and you know you’ll get a good performance. Just take Carrie Underwood’s performance tonight.