Monday, January 14, 2008
My Guilty Pleasure
With apologies to Phil Collins:
I can feel it coming in the air tonight, oh Dawg
And I've been waiting for this moment, for all my life, oh Dawg.
Can you feel it coming in the air tonight, oh Dawg, oh Dawg.
So here we are, back for another season. I've heard there will be some changes, but that could be hearsay. For instance, the theme song will stay the same, but the graphics will change. Also, they are supposedly going to focus less on star mentors and more on the background stories of contestants.
I would rather not know more about this contestant. This photo is complete TMI.
Have you ever known someone personally who has auditioned? I am acquainted with one person, and a close friend of mine has an employee who tried out. That girl said that the reason people are so incredulous when they're dismissed is that they have already passed through several stages of judging, or faux judging, and they believe they have potential because they keep making it a step further into the process. In reality, the powers that be have passed them on because they are terrible, and everyone knows that the terribleness is a huge draw of the first episodes of the show.
Hmmm. I feel a twinge of guilt.
But not enough to keep me from watching tonight, when I will be alternately eating popcorn, sipping Diet Coke and putting a pillow over my face when I suffer humiliation for people who obviously do not have that capability even at the cellular level.
To balance that out, I'm declaring right here that the judges' behaviors are often as embarrassing as the contestants'. Check out this Mad TV parody of the judges. The Paula parody is hilarious and dead-on! It makes me count the hours until tonight!
(tiny bit of rough language)