So, we are now down to our final 2 competitors for American Idol Season 10. Ten years already and, after all that time, what do we have here? Two teen country artists from the Southern Belt. Well, that’s what I call progress!
Listen, don’t get me wrong I love Lauren and Scotty. Both are sweet, genuine adolescents possessing wonderful vocal skills. I think that, from a marketing perspective, this Final 2 combo makes absolute sense.
However, everyone I have spoken too has been frustrated over the direction this show has taken after 10 years. And, not to flog a dead horse but, after Season 7 ended, the show was never able to capture the magic and excitement of that season and, in fact, most of that season’s predecessors.
So what is going on behind the scenes? Is this the only way to make money in the music industry – by churning out young country artists who have little vision to how they should mold their careers?
I worry about Lauren and Scotty. Both are so young and naive that I would hate to see their talent mismanaged all for the sake of the almighty dollar. The fast buck! Only time will tell. Perhaps both will enjoy the same success as Carrie Underwood. But, can the Idol franchise capture lightning in a bottle two more times? That is quite the challenge.
In the meantime, we have much to anticipate as the Finale draws ever so near. The Top 13 will be reunited and I am sure there will be tons of surprises in store to mark the 10th Anniversary Season of American Idol.
Who do you want to see on the Nokia stage next week? Are you happy with the Top 2 results?