It Isn’t Called ‘American Idols’Posted: December 1, 2013
Deep, deep down, I’ve always had a great disdain for the singing competition show American Idol. The great disdain did not start budding until season 2, when I realized the show was still continuing to search for an American Idol.
For those that do not remember, let’s go back, back to 2002 when American Idol debut on Fox. There was a girl named Kelly from Burleson, Texas who sang her face off for the judges (Randy, Paula and Simon) and really made an impression. Paula was probably in a self-induced coma, but at least Simon and Randy were paying attention.
Anywho, Kelly impressed America so much that she was crowned the winner of American Idol. If you aren’t picking up what I’m dropping, see the News Flash below.
News Flash: They found America’s Idol in season 1 and her name is Kelly Clarkson! Case closed, Idol found, show over.
Well I guess I’m the only one who thought that America needed one Idol. We are currently gearing up for season 13 and this season is equivalent to the beating of a dead horse. Let’s be real, J.Lo is doing it for the money, Harry Connick Jr. has nothing else going on now that Will & Grace is over and Keith Urban just wants to get a look at J.Lo’s backside.
As I said earlier, my great disdain for this show started budding in season 2 and has continued to grow until now. So why did I wait this long to express my feelings? Two words: Biggest Loser.
I took a hard right turn there, didn’t I? I’ll explain. One of the contestants on this season of Biggest Loser is Ruben Studdard. You may remember Ruben from season 2 of American Idol…he actually won. Well, Ruben was booted off Biggest Loser because he was below the red line. Sad, but totally fair.
Next thing you know, the Biggest Loser host made an announcement saying that Jillian Michael’s team cheated by drinking energy drinks and then Ruben magically appears. Now I’m all about Ruben getting on the healthy track, but I think this was totally unfair to the other contestants who did not win American Idol. Yea, I said it.
So this is the spark that reignited my hatred for American Idol. Don’t get me wrong, I am grateful every day for Kelly Clarkson and the way she was discovered, but the show is called American Idol and not American Idols. Now that I think about it, this is all Seacrest’s fault.
Ok, rant over. Thank you for listening. I’m ready for the angry fan mail.