Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Idol Delusions

I can sing, sort of. I can carry a tune decently enough. I wouldn't have people trying to pull the microphone away from me at a karaoke bar. But I know there's no chance in hell that I could become the next American Idol. So why on earth do so many people who can't sing even try out? And why do so many of them get so angry when they aren't selected to move on?

I can understand the rationale of people who dress up in weird costumes or act strangely or both. They just want the attention. They just want to get on TV. I can't for the life of me figure out why someone who clearly has no talent genuinely seems to think he or she can win American Idol. It can't all be self-confidence, can it?

I will say this, though -- there was one singer in tonight's Philadelphia auditions who got the "Golden Ticket" that I actually thought had a really good voice. Last year, which was the first time I watched an entire season from start to finish, I didn't think that about anyone. I still haven't decided if I'm watching this whole season or not.


Uncle Robbie said...

Somewhere, Andy Warhol is laughing his ass off.

Melanie said...

Self-delusion is a wonderful and sadly underestimated ability.