Thursday, April 05, 2007

The travesty of American Idol

I have decided that from this point on I am voting OFTEN for Sanjaya. Yes, I am joining the Votefortheworst crowd. After last night's show and the elimination of Gina, one of the truly talented women on the show, it is apparent that the show is NOT intended to be a singing competition at all. I am genuinely disappointed in the show this year. Last year produced so many talented performers in many different genres; this year it seems to be more of a personality/appearance competition. So many of the judge's comments are about how the contestants look, what they're wearing, how they're wearing their hair, etc. Yet, Simon smurkingly says "This is a singing competition." WRONG! If it were a singing competition, Stephanie, Chris and Gina would still be there...Sanjaya would have been gone. Sanjaya is a cute 17-year-old high school student who is living a dream right now. He's having fun and is having his 5 minutes of fame. But there is no way he should be in the top 8! So, at this point, I'm going to work to make him the winner. Then let's see the smurk on Simon's face!