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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

American Idol Recap: The beginning of the end?

by Becky Tennant and Bethany O’Neil


OK, we actually aren’t speechless. But considering we announced last week in our column that we were going to refrain from talking about a certain 17-year-old boy, then we should be. But if you actually read our blog, you’ll remember that we said we weren’t going to talk about Sanjaya anymore, UNLESS he did something really out of control or weird.

Well, Sanyaya just being there is weird, but last night, HOLY COW! He was cocky with the judges. He sang horrible, and he had a ponytail Mohawk! What can we say?

After much thought and commiseration, we’ve decided that he knows he is a loser, and he’s playing up the angle that “I am a freak, and America obviously likes freaks.” It’s just absolutely absurd to see him up there making a mockery out of this. Yes, it is reality TV. We know that! But enough is enough.

There have been people (AKA the “She Bangs” guy and Chicken Little) in the past that have been on the show, that have completely lacked any musical talent whatsoever. But this show has also brought us some people who have HUGE musical talent and actually have careers now i.e. Kelly Clarkson, Fantasia, Chris Daughtry, and Carrie Underwood. And look at how many former Idol contestants have albums out: Taylor, Katherine McPhee, Bucky, Kellie Pickler, Elliot, Reubin, Clay, and the list goes on and on.

Season six of Idol, does have some talent, but so many people have commented that it just isn’t the “WOW” talent that has been there before. To put it bluntly, the show is BORING!

Maybe the Idol producers are on the right track though. They must know that we are a country and society that likes to make fun of people and that we don’t take much of anything seriously. They also know that having someone on your show who is making absolute idiots out of themselves gives you higher ratings than having people who sing well.

We don’t think it’s going to last though. We think that America is going to look back at this season of Idol and say, “Gosh, this show is a joke. No one is going to take it seriously now.”

You heard it here, folks. This might be the beginning of the downfall of American Idol. It happens to all TV shows eventually.

OK off the soap crate; we know when to stop preaching.

High points of the evening were few and far between. Of course, seeing Gwen Stefani there was totally great. She is AWESOME! And Phil Stacy actually surprised us by singing one of Becky’s favorites songs “Every Breath You Take,” by the Police. He did an excellent job and actually might have some talent there.

It would be nice if all of the contestants, who have been given such a wonderful opportunity, would take this seriously for a change and just TRY a little bit.

We’ll see what happens tonight.


beachbaby said...

Idol is going to go downhill if they keep Sanjaya on, Doesnt her realize that no one is taking him seriously but 12 year old girls?

beachbaby said...

I meant "doesnt he realize" sorry.

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