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American Idol Savvy: Advantage to the Amateurs?

IdolMaybe I’m a softy for the rags-to-riches or the going from complete unknown to pop superstar drama.

To say it the other way around, there’s something about an amateur competition that provokes resentment when I discover what polished professionals some of the contestants are.

Granted Adam Lambert and Alison Iraheta are amazing vocalists. But the fact that Adam has sung professionally for some time now, and that Alison has won a major singing competition previously takes something out of it for me.

Let’s just say they don’t get any votes from me no matter how well they perform.

Unfair? Or is it appropriate in an amateur competition that there be a bias toward the true amateurs?



Here's My Thought...


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