A rant on reality rubbish.
By BrightMonster (An Actor and Advocate of People)
So the winner of "American Idol" was...
I think Alfred E. Newman...but I really don't care.
It's a great show with lots of followers. It has done wonders for some...and I stress...SOME. And who doesn't love watching that midget, Ryan Seacrest, make all sorts of money walking around a stage awkwardly asking questions?
I am a gigantic believer of making your own luck. I am also a huge believer in the idea that everything will happen for a reason.
I think that reality television contests (mostly "American Idol") are the complete antithesis of winning by merit.
Personally, I know 20 people who could have beat out the last 5 "American Idol" winners and runners up.
"Why didn't they audition then, Alex?"
To me, "American Idol" is like the worlds biggest (and most unfair) popularity contest. I'm not denying some (and I stress again, SOME) of the talent on the show in all of the different seasons.
For some people, I can only speculate that "American Idol" was just a way to accelerate what was already in store. For example, I do believe that Kelly Clarkson would have achieved greatness anyway. She's a stellar performer with a kick-ass voice.
However, it is funny to look at the "winners" of the competition and play the "where are they now" game.
I purposely neglected to do research on this subject because the proof is in the popularity.
I found this clip extremely amusing.
For the same reason I don't like award shows, I can't stand to watch "American Idol" past the audition phase (which is brilliantly and depressingly hilarious).
For the life of me, I can't wrap my head around the concept that something or someone needs to be "the best" of anything!
My dream "American Idol" would either end one of two ways:
1. "And the winner is, NONE OF YOU because a nationwide vote is by no means an appropriate way to judge talent.
2. "And the winner is, ALL OF YOU because you are awesome people and all deserve a chance at happiness in whatever you decide to do!"
The crowd goes wild.
It's very telling that the finale of "American Idol" just happened this last week and already it is ancient history.
Just remember that we are all winners. You don't need to be told by America that you are or aren't.