I almost passed on this article, but decided to give it a read.
Ha – my woman’s instinct was in top form today. This article was short and sweet but full of great little insights culled from the mouth of pop legend, Richard Marx.
He had some interesting things to say about American Idol, very insightful and right on the money.
Here is an excerpt: “It’s not about artistry,” Richard said of “Idol” and similar shows. “How am I supposed to know about some 20-year-old’s artistry when they’re making him sing some old Motown track to a horribly bad arrangement?”
He then went on to say that “Audiences seem to think that a singer is really good not necessarily because that singer is singing well, but because they’re just singing loud. Singing loud doesn’t necessarily mean you’re singing well–and everyone on ‘American Idol’ sings loud!”
But the hidden gem in this interview was his opinion of Judge Randy Jackson and it is indeed a surprising one.
Richard revealed “I love that Randy Jackson hasbecome a gazillionaire because of ‘American Idol,’ but what I don’t like is that people don’t know that he’s one of the most talented people we’ve ever had in the music business. He is such a deeply gifted musican, and he’s sort of become a little bit of a cartoon because of that show.”
What a great read and a very nice “thumbs-up” for Randy except for the cartoon part.
Please read it and share your thoughts.