I asked the question here, about what could SAVE American Idol from a Sanjaya repeat next year.
One of the comments was a reminder that American Idol is supposed to be a SINGING COMPETITON, and I believe this is something that has been lost in the wayside.
It already seems unfair to other artists when these “American Idols” get the jump the queue directly to stardom, when so many people have to put in years of hard work and blood, sweat and tears to have their art seen and heard.
What if we only ever got to hear them sing? Then when the Idol is chosen there is a huge unveiling – you then get to SEE who you choose.
Wouldn’t that then be choosing an Idol in the true sense and spirit from what it was intended to be? Not a popularity contest, not a beauty pagent. Of course I can hear the skeptics, what about the eyecandy??? Perhaps this can be used to in conjunction with other popular realilty-esque shows, like “So You Think You Can Dance” – the dancers dance, the singers sing. . . . . .(SYTYCD is another Nigel Lythgoe special, in fact he is one of the judges)
If that doesn’t seem feisable, what about demanding that the contestants are more than one trick ponies. Truely shouldn’t they be a “Triple Threat” (Ie. They can SING, DANCE and ACT).
I’m actually very intersted in seeing how American Idol evolves from the debauchery that is American Idol 2007.
The speculations is far more enjoyable, amusing and fulfilling that actually watching the show. . . .
Anyone else with a conspiracy theory?