by Jeff Hahne
So, I haven't said much about American Idol this season... probably because I haven't been impressed by any of the contestants on "America's Biggest Karaoke Contest."
It seems like they basically picked a winner in week one anyway as fans everywhere are fawning over the theatrical Adam Lambert.
Lambert has figured out the formula to winning the show:
- Do really well in week one
- Change up the arrangement of the song you are singing each week
- Judges will continue to love you and viewers will think you're amazing
- Rinse and repeat
However, if you look at his performances as a whole, they all start to sound the same. For example, the guy hasn't had one song where he didn't release that horrid, nails-on-a-chalkboard, '80s hair-metal scream. If you put his songs back to back they're all going to sound the same. Who's going to sit through a concert of him doing that for an hour and a half?
He also trashed some classic songs like "Ring of Fire." He'll probably win the whole thing as the viewers fall into line like sheep behind the judges who sing his praises with no criticism whatsoever.
My thoughts none of those remaining will have a huge career and Lambert will be better off on Broadway. After all, how many Idol contestants still have careers going strong? Out of eight seasons, it's down to Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Chris Daughtry...
Enjoy your 15 minutes, kids. The next time we see most of you it will be on next season's Idol singing your first single in an effort to jump-start a career that will fade fast, just as David Archuleta, David Cook and Ruben Studdard did this year.