Was American Idol's Sanjaya a fraud?
Graduate art student Bill Vendall claims that he created the American Idol
as an art project. He claims the character is "a symbol for the self referencing nature of progressive evolution." This is being debated
around the internets.
What's worse? MySpace or American Idol? How about a website
that finds all the MySpace pages for those aweful
American Idol contestants (you know- the ones we are supposed to laugh at because they suck)?
Taylor Hicks wins American Idol....
It could be something worth talking about given how powerful the show has become: #1 show on television, contributed to over 30 million records (records -- yes records not itunes singles) sold, and a show where Queen, Rod Stewart, and, tonight, TAFKAP (or he could be Prince again) are clamoring to be on it. Moroever, some conventional wisdom seems to support that the show is not karaoeke-izing pop music and instead contributes to it surprisingly positively
. While it might not lead to debates on metafiler, arguments as to what makes a good Idol can be seen here.
Best of the
Web American Idol:
Going to Greensboro
was a gamble for the pop TV show American Idol
, but one that has paid off in spades for tart-tongued tornado Rhonetta Johnson
, who is billed as a "terrible singer but with a mouth straight out of a pool hall and an ego bigger than Alaska
, who sports a rap sheet as long as her blonde wig, claimed she would become famous, and with the aid of the blogosphere
and web sites
such as rhonettajohnson.com
, she has delivered on her promise, even gaining the attention of Entertainment Weekly
, and going overnight from zip to in excess of a hundred pages on Google
Vote For The Worst American Idol
contestant and be a foot solider against cornball programming. In the battle between an Internet movement and television producers, so far the rouge site
has the lead. But as we get closer to the show's finale, can the contrarians keep the worst contestants
in the mix?