<i><b>THIS</b> is AMERICAN IDOL!</i>


Monday, April 8, 2013

Why Idol Sucks

Just read this great article from The Daily Beast:

-- and I thought it encapsulated everything I've been thinking about what has been wrong with Idol the past few years, but this year especially.

It's amazing to me that 19 Entertainment has such a golden goose here, generating MILLIONS for them, and they seem to have their heads so far up their asses that they can't keep it alive. Sure, it's still the number SIX show on television, but how many years was it number one?

I think greed, complacency, and lack of fresh blood in the inner workings here (I'm looking at you, Ryan -- you have too many jobs to pay attention to any of them, sir) are leading to Idol's demise.

-- K

1 comment:

Rubbertoe said...

I have to say that I disagree with most of the article. I think the oversaturation part is correct, as well as the poor old fashioned and overplayed themes and mentors. But I really like the group of judges, I think the talent is definitely up over the last couple of seasons...and I still believe that AI is FAR superior to The Voice. I can't even watch the voice. I find the talent to be about 3 rungs down the ladder and the fact that not one Voice winner or contestant has made even a trickle in the music world speaks to that. interesting read though!