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Thats what I think! Lots of people can sing, but thats not really where the talent is in music, at least for me, its the lyrics. Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Neil Young are all not singers, but fantastic writers. Give me a bad singer with their "own" lyrics over someone who has a good voice.There are many good voices out there. Now as for songwriting...
or as Edward G. Robinson in "The 10 Commandments" put it;"I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery; you shall have no other gods before me. You shall not make for yourself an image, whether in the form of anything that is in heaven above, or that is on the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, punishing children for the iniquity of parents, to the third and the fourth generation of those who reject me, but showing steadfast love to the thousandth generation of those who love me and keep my commandments."
A word of caution for the "idol doubters".
Sure there is a lot of great talent out there - but how far will they go on a vacuous show like American/Canadian Idol?If you still don't think there is truly astounding totally undiscovered talent......this may just change your mind.
She received a standing ovation and left the programme's three judges, Cowell, Amanda Holden and Piers Morgan, speechless.
On Saturday night, viewers and the trio of panellists will vote to decide if Connie makes it through to the following evening's studio final for the chance to sing in front of the Queen at the Royal Variety Show and win £100,000.
"This girl is just special," Cowell told the Mail last night. "I have never felt such a powerful silence in my life as when Connie sang. It was pure magic.
"She's all over the world at the moment, this girl - she's the number one clip on YouTube, for instance - and that's a worldwide number one.
Yes I’ve “followed” some American/Canadian Idol (mostly because some in the family watch it). The point is that it’s not necessarily the best talent that will win, nor the best voice, nor the best look. In fact, most of what comes out of the Idol series is rather disposable. Last season, they did have one fellow (I think his father had been a singer/dancer) who had a great voice and some “soul” – I think he was dropped rather quickly…AS - do you actually follow Idol or are making a comment on perception of Fox as a whole??
Here I thought Kelly Clarkson was the exceptionAs for the winners and runner ups, seems that being a show-biz creation has not really helped most of them. Yes you have the occasional single on the pop charts but overall Idols remain pablum for the masses, mindless entertainment and like most items having mass appeal, rather generic and void of much substance.
Singer Kelly Clarkson has been forced to scrap her U.S. tour due to poor ticket sales. The American Idol winner, who fired her manager this week, was due to hit the road next month. Clarkson writes on her website: "I can't tell you how much I've been looking forward to getting out there to perform for y'all... It really is disappointing for me to have to tell you that I won't be coming out to tour this summer."
Umm I think you need to try and defend that......most have some sort of career in music and a few spectacular ones.As for the winners and runner ups, seems that being a show-biz creation has not really helped most of them.
Most Idols seem to have to work very hard to break the pigeonholed mold that seems imposed and peter out after an album or two.Umm I think you need to try and defend that......most have some sort of career in music and a few spectacular ones.
Carry Underwood, Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson, Fantasia exceptional......Chris Daughtry seems well on his way,
It IS pop entertainment - you can turn up your nose all you want but the truth is there is a huge market and Idol is a driving force in bringing new talent to light and marketing them.