Tuesday, May 12, 2009

american idolness

i started watching when they got to their top 12....and this whole time i've been rooting for adam. makeup and hair aside, his voice is amah-zing! brilliant. and they way her performs them.... love it. then i find some background info on the contestants.
now they are in the final three and of course it appears adam will win. and most of me goes- HE SHOULD WIN. the contest is based on talent of course. ...adam has colorful [literally..as in costumes and such] background and he is gay. another finalist is danny gokey- a worship pastor who lost his wife four weeks before american idol began. he started a foundation in his wife's name....
again the contest is based on talent, but lately i can't help think about what i support- what i encourage.... i'm not even voting anyway but i think that's something to think about. i don't judge adam in any way, i do not personally know him.. but wouldn't it make sense to want the christian to get his name and influence out there? not that non-christian's can't positively impact our world, though that's a whole other post...at the same time, i do not EVER want to be a christian that excludes people that aren't believers..i think it's scary/dangerous and just plain wrong to live in a bubble like that. ON the other hand.... i've always cringed watching american idol, these often innocent small-town kids crying and so strongly desiring to live their dream. the dream is never a reality, so often it's heartbreaking rather than amazing. i also hate how 'fame' changes people... SO hard to stay level-headed in music industry. so part of me wants danny to do his little american idol tour, then go home and stay with his family and church....
regardless, adam has got it. he's there. he was already a performer... the Lord knows all of us, all of our days.. but i think of how much harder is it to find Jesus when you are in an industry surrounded by 'yes' men...

***edit: aaah adam's voice is too freaking ridiculous, my vote is his***

3 comments:

meridith said...

hard topic! definitely hits close to home too. this is one i would talk more about offline with you if you ever want to. i would vote for talent since that is what this is about, if i was voting. i voted for dancing with the stars and just voted for talent, i don't know anything about who they are as people. i hear what you are saying though.

saylor days said...

but dancing with the stars is different- they aren't going to further their career and writ/sing words that are going to influence young fans.... you know?? music and art are different because the artist has a chance to represent themselves and be honest- and also influence people...

Electroluminescence. said...

yes yes yes yes! i agree whole heartedly with you....
I have watched AI for years, unfortunately... hahah usually just for fun... i don't often vote for anyone... time consuming.... and sometimes you wonder if your votes really make a difference anyway...
i never really got "emotionally" invested in the show until i fell in love with Jason Castro last season... he's still my all time fave on the show...
in other news...
when they picked their top 36 this year... i picked Kris, Danny, and Adam as my top three...so i was pretty dang excited that things actually went my way this year.
Adam is hands down the BEST singer they've EVER had on the show. he blows my mind every week.
and for some strange reason, though many hate him, especially because of the whole "he might be gay thing." {which does indeed turn me off a little}, I LOVE him. he's fun... humble, yet confident, and his voice is out of control amazing.
BUT! my vote is for Kris all the way... he's a little gem...so sweet and his voice is soothing... and i think i will actually end up buying his music. [i have some of his old independent music, and it's lovely.]
So, this week, I will be picking up the phone and actually voting so Kris can dominate...
although i will be just as happy if Mr. Lambert wins this time! :]