Sunday, May 24, 2009

Why Kris Allen won

So auditions are going to be held for the third season of Singapore Idol. For those of you not from Singapore, Singapore Idol is a direct copy of American Idol (you know that massive show in the U.S) and is held once every 2 years in our small island.

Frankly I barely remember who the previous 2 winners were but I do remember one thing. The judges’ favorites did not win either time. In both Singapore Idol shows, blatant favoritism by the judges did not help the Chinese contestants and the Singapore public overwhelmingly picks 2 Malay singers as the winners.

What does that tell you? It tells you that blatant favoritism by the judges sometimes does more harm than good. So when Kris Allen won on this year’s American Idol over the favored Adam Lambert, I wasn’t that surprised. I mean really, am I the only one who was sick and tired of the premature Lambert overkill by the judges? Things were so bad that Simon Cowell didn’t even stand up when Kris Allen was announced as the winner. Talk about a sore loser.

Question: Whatever happen to the good old days when judges were suppose to be impartial?

Answer: American Idol was born!

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