Archive - Jan 24, 2007

American Idol

I have never watched the show, but when I was in a hotel room last night surfing TV channels, I saw some clips of the show's auditions. Despicable. Simon, the resident curmudgeon, tore apart some poor people who clearly had no talent, but who were obviously allowed to go as far as they did in the contest so they could be made fun of on national TV.

One kid who was juggling while he was singing was told that he had no future in singing or anything else. The kid broke down crying backstage, saying "I've never felt so humiliated in my life!"