The first impression I discerned while listening to and watching him speak was how absolutely grounded he appears to be while speaking about a variety of topics.
There is no pretence here – he feels genuine and real and, even better, his authenticity comes with an intelligent and focused approach to his singing career.
This video leaves nothing open to misinterpretation. He wants to be a judge on American Idol and the Fox honchos would be insane if they didn’t snatch him up.
For, what is the only thing American Idol can claim that the other Reality Singing Competitions cannot?
Answer: American Idol has discovered bona fide stars that remain on the viewers’ radar long after the show dims its lights at the end of each season.
Kelly Clarkson, Clay Aiken, Ruben Studdard, Fantasia, Jennifer Hudson, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Hicks, Katharine McPhee, Kellie Pickler, Jordin Sparks, David Cook, David Archuleta, Jason Castro, Adam Lambert, Scotty McCreery, Jessica Sanchez, DeAndre Brackensick, Phillip Phillips, Angie Miller, Candice Glover, who else am I missing? The list is endless.
And so many of these singers could easily and, more important, intuitively lend their expertise to the judging panel. They’ve all been there, done that – Adam points this out very well in the video.
And, perhaps, at different points in the season, they could mentor and perform with the finalists. The possibilities are endless. Endless!
Have a look at the video, reblog it, link to it and add your impressions in the comments section. Maybe we can make a difference, here in the MCL Community.