Thursday, May 17, 2012

Some People Should Just Be "Discouraged" From Voting

Joshua Ledet will not be the American Idol this year. Hands down the best artist on the program but it just won't be. Reminds me a bit of the Adam Lambert fiasco of a few years back.  There is nothing wrong with Ledet's competitors, very good singers both, but just not quite in Ledet's league (who is?). The problem with the format on this American Idol is pretty simple and plain to see. "America" should not decide by popular vote who becomes the next winner on the program. In this case (as in the Lambert case) the vote of the populace was wrong. They voted for the cute girl and hearthrob boy and disregarded the better talent.

I would say this American Idol is kinda like the 2008 Presidential campaign (where America voted novelty over substance) but then I considered the Republican ticket. Obama may well be, as many say, a disaster but God knows what insane path McCain might have led us down.

I am sorry that Westlake, La. native Joshua Ledet will not be the "idol."  How could I not be disappointed? I am, after all, a Southeastern Conference man. Ledet shouldn't worry though.  He will live the American dream with his music.


Jayhawk said...

I have never watched American Idol. Back in the days when I still watched Olbermann, before he became intolerably insane, he would devote a segemnt each week to American Idol during their season, bringing on "comedians" such as Michael Mustow, and some idiotic woman. For Mustow I set new land speed records reaching for the "off" button, and the few times I watched the woman confirmed that I was absolutely correct in my decision not to watch American Idol.

Bartender Cabbie said...

I am not a regular watcher of any of these variety shows but my better half is. Glad I have a computer and a library card.

Once in a while though someone surfaces who is quite talented. I like it when that happens.

Jayhawk said...

I don't doubt that it does happen, and like you I'm happy when it does. Some "sweet young thing" from San Diego is currently one of the two finalists at this point, and is getting more attention than returning warships. This is the epitome of the "Navy town" so that is a lot of attention. There will be thousands of baby Jessicas in the months ahead.