So now what indeed? Do these two talented singers have any chance at all to succeed in the music business?
This season’s version of American Idol had the lowest ratings ever in the history of the show. And the Associated Press issued a statement that a decrease in financial payout was in effect for this season’s runner-up, Jessica Sanchez.
With the ratings dip, this all makes a little bit of sense – well, sort of!
Here’s a thought: stop the massive increases in wage at the judges’ table. It’s obscene! If Idol feels it’s necessary to employ star-studded judges, one will suffice. Obviously, having two at the judges tables – Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez – made absolutely no difference whatsoever.
Save your money for the real star and voice of American Idol, Ryan Seacrest. He is arguably the best host of basically anything on television right now and American Idol should count their blessings on their greatest discovery ever – our boy Ryan.
Jessica Sanchez deserves better. She is one of the most gifted singers to grace the American Idol stage and was given little opportunity to showcase the extent of her artistic and vocal capabilities during the course of the show.
And, despite the lower ratings, Phillip Phillips’ new single, “Home” was arguably the best song ever written for a winner since Season 7’s winner, David Cook’s “Time Of Your Life”. It deserves better and should not be buried under the billboard charts. It should be leading the pack.
I worry for these kids, I really do. They deserve so much more. How do you feel? Am I over-reacting? Has American Idol run its course? What changes can be made to revitalize this vocal tradition?