Talent Show? Yeah, right.
If before last night’s episode you were still one of the naïve few who thought that American Idol was a talent contest, you now know that you were delusional. (Actually, if you still thought AI was a talent contest, then you must have started watching the show after season 6. That was the Sanjaya season.) American Idol is a popularity contest, and the general public has no clue as to what true talent is. Talent is a gift, and so is the ability to recognize it. That’s why there are people like Simon Cowell who make millions of dollars discovering talent simply because they know it when they see it. If this were a talent contest Tim Urban would no longer be on the show. The fact that he wasn’t even in the Bottom 3 last night was preposterous. The single most talented person on the show was booted last night, but thankfully, the people that do know true talent saved him. The judges used their one save of the season to rescue Michael Lynche. Michael was in the Bottom 3 with Andrew Garcia and Aaron Kelly. If you caught my blog yesterday I predicted that Andrew and Aaron would be in the Bottom 3; they just should have been there with Tim, not Michael.
To prove my point that true talent is a rare commodity, I offer up Jason Derulo. Derulo is a testament to what outstanding production can do for an artist. His voice is weak and his dancing is a cheap imitation of Michael Jackson. Moonwalk—check. Flourish with a gloved fist—check. Finish words with “Cha!”—check. The only thing he didn’t do was go “Heee!” and grab his crotch.
Don’t quite know what Rihanna was doing. She’s a rock star? I don’t think so.
David Archuleta from Season 7 returned to the Idol stage to cap off Lennon & McCartney week with “Imagine”. David still doesn’t have much stage presence, but there’s no denying he has one of the purest, sweetest voices around.
My new prediction? Tim Urban wins American Idol and goes on to star in the Broadway production of Glee. Fox would love that, wouldn’t they?