American Idol Sucks... in a Good Way

Friday, January 16, 2009 Posted In , , , , Edit This 13 Comments »
Why is it that so many people, who OBVIOUSLY can't sing, audition for American Idol? And why are they so gobsmacked when they don't get a golden ticket?

Who told them they had talent anyway?

I felt very sorry for Michael Nicewonder but he was my favourite worst...

...or this guy, I can't decide...


Don't you love a man who can wear a woman's top and get away with it?

I couldn't find the pic of Jared Wiley who, "climbed the frothy mountains" but he got top billing also.

I die of embarrassment on their behalf when they beg to be humiliated on worldwide tv, but this is a huge part of the entertainment factor for me. And let's face it, if the show didn't have the weirdos and crazies, I probably wouldn't watch it.

And is it just me, or does Danny Gokey look ALOT like Robert Downey Junior, without the drug addiction?

Fake Robert...

Real Robert...


I only disagreed with Simon (hereafter to be known as "Simey") about two people. The bikini girl (vomit) shouldn't have made it and the Banana Guy should. He was GREAT.

13 brilliant observations:

Jen said...

It's KILLING me that I don't have a tv right now!!! I watched Tuesday night, but I can't justifiably go to my SIL's three nights a week to watch lame-o's who think they can sing.

But thanks for rubbing it in.

And yes, he looks a LOT like RDJ.

honeypiehorse said...

That guy stole my outfit (I'll let you guess which one).

Steph @ Diapers and Divinity said...

Agreed. And thank you for not posting a picture of the bikini girl. She made fire come out of my eyes. I hope she falls off stage and gets a painful wedgie at Hollywood week.

Steph @ Diapers and Divinity said...

Ok, that was mean. I repent. But for modesty's sake, I hope she doesn't get through.

Kristina P. said...

Do you think they really don't know they can't sing, or do you thing that they hope to be the next William Hung?

Mike and Tammy said...

I love this post! My hubbs and I are addicted to American Idol and we got started by watching the auditions JUST to see the bad singers! Now we HAVE to watch it EVERY season!
You just KNOW that when a singer says "People tell me I sound just like Mariah, Whitney, Aretha, etc.," you know they are gonna be BAD!
I could go on and on... I just love this show! *sniff*

rachel said...

Banana guy rocks! And thank you for including Robert Downey Jr. in your post...I'm still looking at his picture. Not that I condone drug use or anything, but wow...

DeNae said...

OK, you have to go to your "Mostly Harmless" blog and read my comment there. I was thunderstruck to find a fellow hitch hiker commenting on my blog! It's like we were friends in the pre-existence! Sniff!

I have a music degree, and have been both a participant and judge in all sorts of vocal auditions and competitions. I can't bring myself to watch American Idol until the LAST EPISODE; all the rest of it gives me PTSD.

Debbie said...

I don't watch it but you kinda make me want to. And both those photos are not Robert Downey Jr.? That guy is a ringer.

Karen said...

Definitely looks like Robert Downey, Jr. We kept saying that too. And Michael Nicewonder...I missed something because someone was talking. What was up with the medal?

Machen family said...

Oooo, you are very observant!! I will keep following your keen eye. I liked how that one guy was saying he was classicaly trained but he took a break and this was his big chance!

Lucy said...

That's what I don't get. How is the name of all that is musical did they ever get chosen to audition to get chosen. Don't get it.

Lissaloo said...

The first weeks when they are doing auditions is the best part of American Idol :) We don't get Fox so I have to wait a week so I can watch online :( It is sad :(
Enjoyed reading your posts, Thanks, I will be back :)