The spirit of Kris Allen continues to rule American Idol

David Cook, Taylor Hicks, Kris Allen. These are the idols of the teenage girls who, armed with speed dial, have inflicted their nefarious will on the hapless and complacent American people. Philip? Good grief. Of course, I knew it was coming. It did not take a crystal ball to see Joshua disappearing from view and Jessica being defeated.

And I mean no disrespect to Mr. Allen, but I ask you this; who has sold more records? Kris or Adam Lambert? Maybe I am all messed up.

The consolation to those of us who foolishly watch this perverse spectacle year after year is the sure and certain knowledge that Jessica will far our produce pretty boy and earn a ton of money. Not since beat-box-boy took down Doolittle has there been a greater injustice on American Idol.

As a sidebar, let it be observed that permitting a 16 year-old participate in Idol is a tremendous injustice to the contestant. How is such a youngster supposed to balance school and career? What about having a childhood? Oh, yes. How terrible modern and patriarchal! Maybe this is a bit like planning somebody’s life, but Jessica might look back someday and wonder what happened to her youth. Now, all her mistakes will be big mistakes – and expensive. Darned shame.

I am getting pumped up for Hell’s Kitchen. Now there’s a reality show with some integrity.



About patlynch
I am a broadcaster in Arkansas, a former freelance writer and political columnist in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Writing Coach. Speaker. Director of the Christian Foundations for Ministry program, and presently enrolled in the Anglican School of Ministry Master of Ministry program.

One Response to The spirit of Kris Allen continues to rule American Idol

  1. Butch Stone says:

    Just read your story on Kris Allen.He is a text book studio in mismanagement.I also have issues with American Idol. I dont like the show and as far as I am concerned, both that show and its creator have done more damage than good to the music business. You cannot fast track artist for success. They have to be ready for the experience. This is why so many who win on Idol, lose in life. The Music Business is not about music anymore, its about quarterly profits, fast returns and bullshit.

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