Thursday, January 25, 2007

"Idol" Thoughts

By the way, people suggesting Chris Daughtry's band Daughtry is doing well because the new season of "American Idol" has begun are wrong. Daughtry is not suddenly selling CDs because the show is airing auditions from New York and Birmingham and so on. Daughtry is selling CDs because he has a hot single with "It's not Over," which just leaped to #6. Pop stars who succeed simply because they appeared on TV would be flashes in the pan. The Idol alum are succeeding to a remarkable degree because the show has uncovered TALENT. Kelly Clarkson has a career because she's talented and smart and taking the opportunity the show gave her and running with it. The show can open doors, but only a savvy person with a good voice will last. And that's exactly why Daughtry and Fantasia and Clay Jennifer Hudson and the rest will or won't succeed, not because the show is still on the air.

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