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Just finished watching another round of auditions on American Idol.  It's like America's greatest renewable resource*: there are always new, more horrible people auditioning and I am constantly surprised by just how awful they are. Plus, no one ever wants to admit that the reason they don't move on is because they suck.

No, instead they must blame the system, and the failed contestant gets all riled up because the judges on the show are, like, you know, JUDGING, and saying that they're bad and stuff, when the truth is the contestant is just a person, just like the judges are people and they have NO RESPECT for all the work that the contestant has done and TOTALLY THE JUDGES SHOULD JUST PASS THEM ON MERIT, BECAUSE COME ON, LOOK AT ME!!

Since when did the role of judge not include any actual judging?

Since never.

But on every version of the 'talent' show this is the constant lament of the truly awful contestant. OMG THE JUDGES JUDGED ME AND WHO SAID THEY COULD DO THAT?

Dude! You did when you signed the application form!

And I totally spotted perhaps the most entitled "So You Think You Can Dance" auditioner EVAH in the musical montage segment ... and as bad a dancer as he was, he was twenty times worse as a singer.

I can go to bed a happy woman.

*or crack. There are arguments to be made on both sides.

Date: 2007-01-25 03:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] garpu.livejournal.com
That show is such a crock...there's supposedly a few rounds of auditions before they even get to Simon 'n crew, so they pass them on just for kicks. That's wrong, IMO.

I think I'm bothered more by those who get put up on false hopes--people who think they've got a shot at something and aren't arrogant about it--than those who have attitude.

Date: 2007-01-25 12:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ma-vie-en-paris.livejournal.com
Yes, nearly everything about the show is pre-arranged that way, and I know the awfulest contestants get put through simply because they are so awful. And I agree that those contestants who really, sincerely, were average but not exceptional, are heart-breaking.

What boggles my mind are the entitled ones: last night a girl auditioned who KNEW she couldn't sing, and she thought that this would get her ahead of everyone else who could sing, because she was unique. When told she wouldn't be going on, she flew off into what must have been a twenty-minute rampage (edited for TV) about how disrespectful and unimaginative the judges were. And while I do think it's a fine thing to have the courage to change the world as you see it, she simply didn't have a hope in hell of changing anything about the show.

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