Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Don't Be Hatin'.....or Why We All Have Opinions.....

Let me start off with this - I thought Haley, on American Idol was flat when she started singing.  Period.  I am not tone-deaf, either.  I thought last week, when she sang the second half of her song and gave it a raspy 'growl' for the entire second half of the song, both Randy Jackson and Jennifer Lopez were correct and I agreed with them.  Trouble is, as with most people her age, she finds it hard ot take criticism.  When Randy tried to expound on what he said and give an explanation, she (as is frequent with young adults these days) said, "Okay, I heard you!"  I thought it disrespectful and classless.  As was pointed out to me tonight, the judges are millionaires and know what they are talking about.  Apparently, Haley agrees...but only when they are telling her how wonderful she is.  That, in and of itself, turned me off to her.  You're a contestant and when you sign up, you know they are going to critique you.  Shut up and listen.  If you were good enough to shrug them off, I suppose you wouldn't NEED American Idol and would be kicking ass selling gold and platinum CD's already.

As I said, this is MY opinion.  You know the saying - we know what opinions are like - we all have 'em and they all (depending on who you are and agree with) stink.  Someone wanted to say, though, when I commented that it was "Only in Alabama" as if the people here are idiots that are clueless about musical talent.  For the record, I am not from here - I am from PA.  I lived in VA, as well.  What the hell does where I live have anything to do with it?  Do I have ANY musical background?  Yeah, I was a band geek.  Qualifies me to read and play music...and understand the difference between flat and sharp.  This isn't just me listening to Top 40 or Rap, or Blues, or Jazz or anything else.  Been there, done that with music.  No, I am not a record-selling millionaire like the three judges...but they can't sell dental equipment, either. 

I'll go back to my original comment from last week, too.  The Voice has talent that will put American Idol to shame.  Adam levine put it best when he said, "Anyone here could win American Idol.  We want someone who can give us more than that."  They do not disappoint.  The difference is that The Voice is looking for just that - VOICE.  They are not worrying about how to dress it up, market it, package it and sell it the way Idol is.  Don't misunderstand - I am not saying idol has talentless singers.  They are good....just not AS GOOD as the people that we've seen and heard on The Voice.

No, I'm not from Alabama...but I do take offense when someone makes it sound as if my geographic location plays a part in my opinion or generalizes that the people here are deaf, dumb and blind based solely on where they live.  To me, it's reaching for anything when you have nothing better to justify your argument.  C'mon, let's get into a real debate, not a'nanny-nanny-boo-boo' type thing.  Haley should be gone.  They let the winner go last week....pretty much the same as they did with Daughtry a few years ago.  I know, I know....the American public screwed that up.  They did it again this year and it has nothing to do with the talent level of the judges or the singers.  I was trying to be funny (for the most part) on Facebook.  I still say she was flat, though.

Until next time.....

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