America Can't Seem to Get it Right!
Another season, and yet more proof that America has zero talent sense! Don't believe it? Let's take a look back over the last five seasons, shall we?
So far, America has managed to get it right exactly one and a half times! One and half out of five, apparently, soon to be six.
IN season one, America decided that Kelly Clarkson was a better performer than Justin. Okay, maybe she was, but come on, do we really need another Britney, Jessica, Nelly, Gwen? Do we? I don't think so. my point is, Kelly, while she has a pleasing voice, she is no more talented than any one of the dozen or so other female singers out today.
So, as far as Kelly goes, I give her only half props.
Season two, we got The Velvet Teddy Bear, Ruben Studdard. I was totally blown away when he walked away the winner. Not that he doesn't have a great voice, but was he really better than Clay? I don' t think so. What I do think, is that Ruben's family likely dialed their fingers to nubs voting for him as was evidenced by the tiny margin he won by.
So Ruben took season two, but Clay appears to be more well known and more prolific in his singing and appearances. So, America got it wrong in season two.
Season three. Fantasia Barrino. Hunh? Really? She was the most talented of the Idol contestants that season? Really? I don't think so. And I can't name a single song she has recorded. But, I'm sure those of you who voted for her probably can. So, she pulled it off, good for her, bad for American Idol. Our lack of taste is really beginning to show.
Now we come to season four. Bo Buice and Carrie Underwood, both wonderful performers and both more than worthy of the title. Carrie won, by how much I can't really say, and for the first time America got it right. However, America would have gotten it just as right if it had been a tie. Bo has a great rocker voice and style, and Carrie is the reigning queen of country, much to Faith Hill's chagrin!
Carrie has an amazing voice and her rendition of Heart's Alone knocked America's socks off! She very much deserves to wear the title of American Idol. And how many other past Idols can say thier first album went platinum? Kudos to Carrie and to America!
Season five? Oh my goodness! The Soul Patrol took top honors when America gave the title to Taylor, but once again proved that taste is relevant. While I loved Taylor and and his antics, I just knew Chris Daughtry was going to go all the way! I was flabbergasted when tone deaf, talent ignorant America voted him off BEFORE McFee! And Daughtry has proven he has more talent in his pinkie than Taylor does in his whole rhythm challenged body!!
Anybody heard "Home" by Daughtry? Sure you have, every Wednesday night when the loser is voted off the show! If Nigel Lithgow thinks Daughtry is good enough to be featured every week on the show, how could America vote him off?
Daughtry has an amazing, strong, very unique and easily recognizable voice and that young man is living proof that America has no ear for talent. And everyone thinks Simon is nutz!
And finally, we come to this years contest and Sanjaya Malakar! Wake up America. We had a Michael Jackson and there will NEVER be another soft voiced, crooner/rocker to compare,and certainly not Sanjaya! Proving once again that America has zero talent sense and is totally tone deaf!!
When Chris Richardson was in the bottom three and Sanjaya was left unscathed, I was floored. What the hell is going on? Chris can sing and perform rings around little Sanjaya,and does every week. I can only imagine what Simon and the other judges were thinking when Chris was voted in the bottom three! So, once again it's looking more and more like American will continue to get it wrong!!