American Idol is like this pop-tart I’m eating for breakfast. I know I probably shouldn’t have it and there are any number of healthier items I could be eating but I’m enjoying the sugary, artificial goodness of the tart de pop. The artificial wood of my desk probably has more nutritional value.
The humiliation rounds of the early part of the season are my least favorite. Do these kids deserve the judge’s scorn even though they ask to be evaluated and for many the goal is simply to BE FAMOUS. As a parent I admit I tut-tutted the parents who comforted their sobbing boy as he wailed about his need to BE FAMOUS! I probably would have done the same thing at that moment but did they warn him that his singing, dancing, juggling ability was more hobby than vocation. I hope they sat him down to talk about the reality based community and where he might fit in.
I wish they would raise the age limit. What kind of psychological damage are they doing to these kids? I feel sorry for the misfits too. They try to be different and push the boundaries but they’re all just grease in the AI machine.
My pop-tart is done but my stomach feels a little upset. I know I'll still crave that sucker next time I see it.