No Real Talent on The New American Idol
Why Do I Even Watch This Show?! I am wasting my time
I leave Fox 5 on after watching The Simpsons, and then they give American Idol. I used to love that show. But these days, I cringe when I hear someone ruining a real good song. They just don’t have what it really takes. They belt the notes and their voices crack so it just doesn’t sound right to me. Yea they can hit one note, but they don’t know how to sing, really. And then, the new hosts Jennifer Lopez, Keith Irving, and the actor lets them pass with three yeses? What has American Idol come to? Are there really no more good singers out there? These are the kind of 'singers' Simon Cowell would have said, "a big, fat NO' to if he were still judging.
A little about my history on music-Why I could be judging:
Let me tell you, that I don’t really watch American Idol like that, due to the fact that I have cable and can watch other things, but I do take a peep here and there to see what they have. When I watched last seasons top three, boy was it a train wreck. No one could really sing. And there is something about singing that I know very well. It has to do with hitting all the notes, and if your voice sounds good to the ears, and if it gets people excited. Does it make them happy? These contestants voices… Nuh-uh.
I may only be 25 years old, but music is a huge part of my life. My mother introduced me to music when I was in diapers and it happens to have a calming effect on me. Something just doesn’t seem right if I don’t have a song stuck in my head (right now I have the, Aint It Fun (chorus) by Paramour on loop). I wake up with music in my head that I have no idea where it comes from. Well let me tell you this now, my mother used to listen to all the songs on VH1 and MTV when I was growing up and I can still remember the videos in my memory. My mom used to listen to the cassettes of Celine Dion, La India (Spanish music), Alanis Morisette, Nirvana, Nine Inch Nails, and more that I can't remember right now. Then she got me my first cassette (I was about to type C.D) and it was my first favorite boy band, Hanson. I learned right then and there what music was all about. I just wanted to listen to "Mmm Bop", but there were other songs before it. I finally got to listen to my favorite song on replay, and then I got tired of it. My mom decided for me to listen to their other songs. Instantly, I got hooked and started memorizing the words of this one slow song and singing it out loud next to my window so everyone can hear. My mom didn’t even stop me. Music was my freedom. It was what got the family together on slow days like the weekend or summer. Sometimes I sing a song that I got stuck in my head and my friend thinks I'm weird for that, but I don’t even care. I love music. It cures me when I am sick (and I am not even exaggerating one bit). When I have had a long day and my eyes are sensitive to the lights around me, and I feel weary and can't talk to anyone, I lay down in the dark. And if I don’t feel like going to sleep, I put on some music, and after a while I feel really good, and I am back on my feet. The lights doesn’t bother me anymore, and I am once again free!
"La India" Photo and Website
Here's the truth...
I don't even know how to sing (I am actually tome deaf) but I know a good singing voice when I hear one. The contestants on American Idol... don’t really have that good, or great, of a singing voice. I guess its because I am so used to the critiques of Simon Cowell that he actually taught me something.
I remember watching the first season of American Idol and Kelly Clarkson, whom I really like to listen to and she has great music, had a sore throat when she first auditioned. It sounded pretty raspy, but Simon saw something in her and I will never forget that. She has an amazing voice, and so did some singers after her, but now a days, it seems like the new judges don’t know what they are doing.
I am sure Simon Cowell is sitting somewhere comfortable and watching the show laughing at this crud, and then turning it to mute when he can't listen anymore, and turning it back to unmute for the next performance. Or maybe he just doesn’t watch at all… he is probably passed American Idol.