Friday, February 17, 2006
Simon Cowell: "Idol" Finalists Chosen For Their Personalities
Simon Cowell states the obvious to the New York Post: when choosing the 24 finalists, the judges weren't focused on the best singers; they were choosing people with the most colorful personalities. Yes, American Idol is a TV show first and a talent show second. That explains the presence of those high school crooners David and William. David in particular sounded flat every single time he sang -- but he and Will are Tiger Beat cute, so they got through. And Kevin Conais? Clearly chosen for his geek appeal and his remarkable resemblance to Chicken Little. And when America surprises the judges in the voting, it's usually because they vote for the people rather than the voices. So the judges have no one but themselves to blame.