I have an unnatural fascination with this show. It epitomizes everything that I hate about the music industry and gives me a view of what the music world would be ruled by if 16 year old girls were allowed to make all the musical choices. However, this season is abominable. There is pretty much no one on this show with enough talent to warrant any attention at all, and the only reason I keep watching it this year is just to see how much worse it can get. I mean you have your laughable moments such as treating Barry Manilow and Kenny Rogers as musical legends (I giggled just typing those words). However there is one thing that this show has done for me and that is to point out just how supremely talented some of the acts in music history are. The first one that it really stuck out at me was watching people butcher Elton John songs last year. No one on that show had even 1/10th the voice to pull off those songs, and I had never really thought of Elton John as having a voice like that. Tonight is another one, it was a band that I love and hold in high regard. All I can say is that every person on this show owes Queen and the memory of Freddie Mercury a personal apology for what they did to their songs. Good god, is it glaring how much more talented acts like Queen, John, Stevie Wonder and even, I can't believe I'm saying this but Barry Manilow, to a lesser degree. On a fun sidenote, I can say that after that white trash girl gets elmininated and spirals on her way to the porn industry and becomes the focus of an absolutely EPIC and wildly amusing E! TrueHollywood Story in a few years, there's no reason to keep watching this mess. Wow have they run out of names. A lot of it though, in the singers defense, is the absolutely emotionless bunch of robotic hacks they have in the backing band. There's a reason that studio musicians are just that. Technical prowess with a total lack of heart.
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4/11/06 at 5:59pm