American Idol to burst into ball of irony

Posted March 9th, 2009 by Eric Greenwood · 3 Comments

American Idol doesn’t care about singers; it cares about ratings. Quota for pointing out the obvious reached for today. So, it should surprise just about no one that a show that purports to be a singing competition would enlist a non-singer of the non-singer-est ilk in that of one Kanye West. West is certainly a performer, and American Idol’s producers – if questioned – might try to skate by with a paper-thin excuse that the singers in its competition need to be able to entertain as well, ergo, endorsing a performance by a shitty singer. West is such an awful singer that he actually touts the benefits of Auto-Tune as a means of artistic expression. Hilarious. West is one of the most spoiled, self-obsessed, and deluded celebrities out there. He’s had a hand in some memorable songs, granted, and the guy knows how to put on a show, but having to sit through his singing is beyond painful. Can’t wait to see the judges faces during that one.

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  • 1 Erin Reed // Mar 9, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    Right on Eric! Love this post.

  • 2 AJW // Mar 12, 2009 at 12:16 pm

    Oh my God, that was worse than I expected. He sounded awful, even with the Autotune.

    Did you notice that the judges weren’t there during his performance? I wonder if Kayne was behind that. Maybe Simon et al. knew what was good for them and their ears.

  • 3 Eric Greenwood // Mar 12, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    yeah, it was horrible. he sucks live. i thought it was hilarious that the judges bolted for that performance. they had to know that they wouldn’t have been able to control their sour expressions during all those wildly missed notes.