14 January 2009

American Idol Season 8


Having lived in Indonesia for a good number of years where just about everybody thinks that they can sing , I really should not be all that surprised at some of the train wrecks that I watched on the American Idol Season 8 opener earlier tonight. I sing in the shower, but that is about the extent of my skills. In fact, my singing is so woeful that I sometimes scare myself.

Nevertheless, I have often wondered why people who so obviously cannot sing seem to think that they can. I am guessing that it is a 15 seconds of TV fame thing. That said there were a couple of people who auditioned who were pretty good, including Emily Wynne-Hughes. Then there are those that cannot sing. Then there are those who mask any deficiencies in their singing talent by auditioning in a bikini.

It makes absolutely no difference to my life who wins but there is something about the ick factor that keeps bringing the viewers back. I will be watching again tomorrow to see who I can sing better than and remembering why I would never seek my 15 seconds of fame in this way.

8 comments:

Therry said...

But watching those idiots who think they can sing, while in fact they sound so shit, embarass themselves in front of the whole nation, is the best part of the show!!!!

Rob Baiton said...

Therry...

Yep. I do not disagree. My point really was why you would do it in the first place if it wasn't for the 15 seconds of fame.

When it is all said and done there have not been many people able to spin a William Hung career out of being a bad singer on American Idol.

But I am a sucker for people looking to embarrass themselves in this way and will be watching again tonight.

oigal said...

Better man than I, it bores the crap out me and seems to replayed again and again and again

tere616 said...

Yup, I also questioning the same thing.

But I think we have to salute them, at least they have the courage to be in that show.

Christopher Taylor said...

It's a train wreck, you just can't look away.

It's also fun to see humanity's endless capacity for self-delusion!

Rob Baiton said...

Hey Chris...

Yep, couldn't agree more on the delusional front.

Elyani said...

well some people are just looking for the opportunity to appear on television. Idiocy sells!

rimafauzi said...

I LOVE American Idol.
I even love to see those who think they are the next whitney houston only to belt out sounds that would scare even a lion. lol