The war in Iraq. Sanjaya Malakar.
These appear to be the two biggest areas of debate in the country at the moment. Let's see where last season's runner-up, Katharine McPhee, falls on the latter question.
If not for the show, McPhee also acknowledges shemight not be with us today.
â€œI do believe American Idol saved my life,â€ she confessed. â€œFinally, it felt like doors were opening for me and the dark clouds were separating. Making it to the finals really saved me. I was able to find what I was passionate about, which was important because the things you love in life will eventually overcome the demons.â€
And sheâ€™s perfectly okay with having to prove herself to a few skeptics.
â€œThere are certain challenges being from American Idol, like the (proving your) legitimacy thing, but thereâ€™s much less of that now. Look at Kelly Clarkson and Reuben (Studdard) and Jennifer Hudson â€” theyâ€™ve all sold records and itâ€™s proving that real artists do come out of Idol. Iâ€™m grateful for that,â€ McPhee said.