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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Why Do You Watch Idol?

It's occurred to me, from reading other reviews, that I really don't talk too much about all the little details of American Idol. See, there's a reason for that. I really don't pay too much attention while watching American Idol.  To be honest, I don't pay that much attention to anything I watch. I'm almost always trying to do more than one thing at a time. Almost always. I'm one of those people that can't just sit. If I'd been alive 100 years ago, I'd be embroidering or something.

Since I'm alive now, I mess around on Twitter or play games on my phone. Or in the case of Idol, I try to write a blog post while the show is happening. I generally post them without too much revision afterwards, too. (And if you read them, you are probably well aware of that fact, due to the amount of errors and the lack of their making any actual sense.)

Anyway, I was feeling guilty that other people take good notes and really comment on everything. What people are wearing, how they fixed their hair, what the judges say. You know, all the irrelevant crap. I don't care about any of that. I never notice what people are wearing unless it's just really terrible, like that weird diapery jump suit that Pia wore that one time cause Gwen Stefani made her. I noticed that.

But, and I know this is crazy talk, I always thought American Idol was supposed to be a singing contest. So I really just try to listen to how they sound, regardless of how bad they look dancing, or how they hold the mike or what insane outfit they've decided to wear.

I can guarantee you I'm not gonna be seeing any of these people in concert (well, except for the one lapse I make each year of going to the Idol concert) but there is a slight, slight chance I might buy a CD or at least download a song or two.

Therefore, I only care about how they sound. I don't even care that much.

Speaking of buying music, I've bought very little Idol music over the years and I've never spent any money on music from any of the winners.

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