I watch American Idol. I'm not ashamed. My daughter Melissa got me into it. But one thing my daughter listens to all week is how I complain about the voting format. The audience is presented with 10 contestants and can vote for their favorites. The dynamic that takes place is unfair. The standout singers get the votes, and the people that did really bad and need to be saved get the votes. The middle ground, those contestants that should survive another week, get lost in the action.
This week was a classic example with girl-boy Sanjaya, who's skills compare to bad gay bar impersonator of Michael Jackson. But he survived. Absurd.
posted by Michael Damphousse
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