I sit in judgement of you
Tonight is the big night. I know that everyone is complaining that the show is not what it used to be. And Nigel Lythgoe promised that it will be more about the talent and not the celebrities this coming season, but we’ll be the judge of that. However, Chris Daughtry told Rolling Stone that “American Idol is in a state of decline.” He said, ” “I feel like it’s definitely lacking some credibility at this point.” I do agree with him that it is in the state of decline somewhat, but is he forgetting what an impact Idol has on America. The fact that they raised more money in one day than the whole Red campaign’s life, I don’t think they’re declining too much. Lack of talent last season, yes, but it’s still going strong.
He continued, “It’s in a state of decline and if they don’t do something about it, it’s probably not gonna last too much longer. I’m sure that’ll be used against me, but that’s the truth, you know? People get tired of seeing people that suck…It’s funny at first, but come on. They spend three weeks on people that can’t sing, and that’s what they’re banking it on. [They should] find some people that you can really invest in.”
Great idea Chris! After all, American Idol is the reason America fell in love with Chris, and now he’s become the authority on Idol. There is a lot of truth to what he’s saying, but in my opinion, it’s also up to the performer themselves after the show is over. I do believe that Chris had the chops to being a great Idol and that’s why he’s prevailed after the show even though he didn’t win (he was robbed). A lot of the past idols that have been dropped by their label like, Ruben Studdard, Taylor Hicks and Katharine McPhee all were good, but they weren’t great in my opinion. Ruben wasn’t as marketable as Chris among other factors, Taylor bugged me to the point that I can’t even comment, and Katharine McPhee…she’s a dime a dozen. So, yes I do have to agree with Chris, but it’s also up to the producers of the show and America to keep on who is good, and kick off the ones that suck. I don’t think that Chris can influence them, nor can I. The only thing I can do is sit back watch the show and judge from my couch. And then, when I get to go to the final as a spectator, I can sit there and judge in person. That’s why they have shows like that, and if you don’t like it…then don’t watch or don’t try out.