And so it begins. Another strange season of Canadian Idol. It didn’t help that a David Bowie theme night christened this year’s Idol agenda; if anything, it contributed an even more bizarre aura to this year’s edition of Canadian Idol.
I just don’t get it – I truly don’t. Theo Tams is the only developed, well-rounded musician in this Group of 10. His vocal skills are impeccable, his instincts are creative and intelligent and he exudes a wonderful and confident charisma on stage. And he still did not receive unanimous confiirmation from the judges.
The other performers have miles of technical territory to cover to reach Theo’s level. Many of these singers cannot, well, sing. They have had little to no vocal training and, in many cases, the performances suffered tremendously because of the singers lack of performing skills. Yet, the entire panel of judges were showering some of these singers with gratuitous praise and kudos.
I would like to add a notable mention to Amberly Thiesson and Sebastien Piggot – they do show promise and I feel were unjustly served this evening.