Booted Contestants Take Advantage of American Idol Diss
The Boston Herald has a simple message for fans: DonĂ˘Â€Â™t feel so sad for the dissed on American Idol.
For some, itĂ˘Â€Â™s the best thing that ever happened to them.
Last week, judge Simon Cowell said Kenneth Briggs looked like a Ă˘Â€Âśbush babyĂ˘Â€Âť and mocked Jonathan JayneĂ˘Â€Â™s weight.
After five seasons of the show, itĂ˘Â€Â™s obvious that the producers only send through two kinds of contestants: the talented and those who would be better off speaking in sign language.
Since their American Idol Six spanking, Briggs - who says he wants to go by the name Michael Swale - and Jayne have been working the talk show circuit. They appeared last week on ABCĂ˘Â€Â™s Ă˘Â€ÂśJimmy Kimmel.Ă˘Â€Âť
Yesterday, the two sat down for a chat with TodayĂ˘Â€Â™s Meredith Vieira that seemed to run twice as long as the showĂ˘Â€Â™s segment on Hillary ClintonĂ˘Â€Â™s decision to run for president.
Jayne confessed to Vieira that heĂ˘Â€Â™d next like to hit her old stomping ground, The View.
Surprise: They both have managers. If they can keep their chokehold on the spotlight, they may have careers worthy of William Hung. Remember him?
Yes, the judges on FoxĂ˘Â€Â™s American Idol are mean.
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ItĂ˘Â€Â™s not until the live rounds - when viewers take control and decide who goes on to the next round - that American Idol transforms itself from the ugly stepsister of reality shows to the Cinderella story we all love.
WhatĂ˘Â€Â™s irksome is how much the judges moan about their long days and how they canĂ˘Â€Â™t put up with listening to one more bad singer.
Please. They are paid millions - millions - for what is a part-time gig in which they get to act like Hollywood fairy godmothers and set someone on a path to wealth and fame. And they act like itĂ˘Â€Â™s an imposition for them to be there, that theyĂ˘Â€Â™re doing the world a favor.
But itĂ˘Â€Â™s too much to expect a little class from American Idol. After five seasons, however, we need to stop being surprised by the off-note dramatics.