I have watched countless singing competition auditions on TV shows. Now, having judged a talent show, I can tell you, how to get winning results.
I tuned in for the X-Factor semi-finals. I wasn’t knocked out by the performances, but thought that 13 year old Rachel Crow deserved to be in the finals. She was up against a young man, perhaps 18, Marcus Canty.
Several of my students have auditioned for American Idol, The Voice and X-Factor. Most have gone on to the 2nd and 3rd round of producers, only to not make it to the little, or big screen in your home.
Last year Idol was the worst season of all, this year, was the second worst. I just can’t sit there and watch Randy Jackson use the word Brilliant when someone was just OK. I just cannot do it!! The judges have become cheerleaders for so-so singers,
I am pleased that a Michael Grimm won the show this season, instead of a novelty act. He is the real deal, having heard him live many times, I can tell you he is even better, in-person
Ellen DeGeneres is gone, i understand, having two shows must have been gruelling. Also, she was too nice to want to hurt anyone”s feelings.