What’s wrong with American Idol

First, what’s right with American Idol this season: they discovered Crystal Bowersox.

The ONCE duet last night was marvelous.

What’s wrong? There is supposed to be a way to answer this question on the American Idol website; I tried to register so I could post but it’s really complicated so here is my answer:

What’s wrong with American Idol? Let me count the ways. Low voltage talent, insipid judging by people with limited vocabularies, two of whom who seem bored and ready to bolt; the show is stale (and please don’t bring in Katy Perry to spice it up; hello? family show?). Crystal is a true discovery, everyone else has highs and lows. And Dancing with the Stars is really, really, really good this year.

Someone bring in the Scottish lassies – the senior ones, Janey Cutler and Susan Boyle. Or bring in Terry Fator, the ventriloquist who won America’s Got Talent a couple of years ago.

Add something interesting.

Let me know if you want me to go on…

What should Susan Boyle sing next?

Check out my posting today to the National Catholic Reporter’s Blog   

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Susan Boyle Advances! “Memories” May 23, 2009 Britain’s Got Talent

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Although Susan falters a bit, she brings it home. She looks lovely and is most gracious when Simon apologizes for their skeptical (cynical) behaviour when she first appeared on the show.

In the annals of broadcast civility, Simon's apology might just go down in history. He even gives her a standing ovation!

I love Susan Boyle and all that she stands for: humility, good humor, graciousness, perseverance. I hope she wins the contest, but even if she does not, she has won the hearts of millions of people. This is like a David and Goliath story. And we all love those….

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