Wednesday, March 28, 2007
American Idol: Post Minimalism Report
Hey, Ryan, nice hair.
Between Phil, Haley, and Chris Sligh who should be going home?
Stupid American Idol. Somehow, it isn’t as much fun to watch or mock when you realize that the worst performer is seemingly guaranteed to keep going. The hordes of wrong bettors are certainly enjoying themselves, though.
In case you can’t tell, I’m disgusted, and it isn’t a joke. Sanjaya is a nice kid and I liked him in the beginning--his smile, his personality, and what I hoped was a spark of potential made him a sympathetic figure. But is winning worth knowing that the only reason you’ve stayed on the show is because you’re the butt of some demented joke? I don’t think that my personal sense of dignity would allow for that, even when a giant payday was at risk.
I realize that people will think that I’m just talking nonsense, but personal integrity and dignity are probably the most important things in my life. If I were Sanjaya I would walk away from this contest and let someone more deserving stay on the show. I’ve shadowed the show for a few years now not because I like the music (or, generally, the singers), but because it’s been a pretty funny. The joke just isn’t as funny right now.
Sanjaya, show some integrity, kid. Time to go home.
Unfortunately, tonight Chris S goes home--which wasn’t a surprise since he had yet to really recover from his flub a few weeks back. He wasn’t the best singer on the show--his greatest asset was his personality and sense of humor. The subdued, careful Chris was bound to be going home. It just should never have happened before Sanjaya was gone.
Other Points of View:
Then there’s the other side of the argument.
The fear of Sanjaya’s potential victory grows:
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