Tuesday, September 1, 2009
The Chris Daughtry Show
They're finally going to air Season Five on American Idol Rewind. Yay! Taylor Hicks' season! Wait. Who's that dude in the ad? He doesn't have grey hair. Or any hair, for that matter.
I'm not sure what's going on with this show. Are they going to air it straight-forward, the way it happened or are they doing a Daughtry documentary? The documentary thing is fine but don't call it "American Idol Rewind." Just air the damned show the way it went down.
And look at this. Elliot isn't even in the photo though he came in third that season.
I wrote this over a year ago, but feel it may be relevant again:
Those of you enamored with American Idol need to be aware that the competition is meaningless. Don't spend hours voting for your favorite performer because it won't matter in the end. Producers of the show already know who they're going to force into the nation's ears once the show has come to an end.
This was never more obvious than after season five. Taylor Hicks was America's choice, but the contestant who came in fourth received more backing by the record label than Hicks. In the music business it takes more than a quality product to sell millions of CDs. It takes money to bring that product to the attention of the consumer.
From hollyscoop.com 1/07/08:
"American Idol' winner Taylor Hicks is splitting from Arista. Hicks has decided to record his next album on his own. He said he signed his 3-year deal straight out of Idol because it was all he could get, and at that point he had no reason to turn it down. He said he'll continue to hustle to get more gigs, and he'll be releasing another album in 2008, and hopefully go on tour."
And the first comment:
"Mr. Hicks was not dropped by his label, as has been widely reported over the past couple of days. His lawyers were able to get him removed from his contract for a variety of reasons, including breach of contract and failure to comply with promised promotion, among other things. Mr. Hicks has agreed not to reveal the terms of the separation for a specific period of time. In other words, J Records/RCA didn't give Hicks what they promised, he wants more artistic freedom and better promotion, he was able to get out of his contract and he has agreed not to reveal any details at this time. "
Posted by: fromtheinside on 01/08/2008 06:38 AM
Of course, I have no idea whether or not this comment is true, but it certainly seems plausible. So, watch American Idol for entertainment, if you like. But don't delude yourself into believing your vote will have any impact on that performer's career.
Posted by caryl at 12:00 AM