Let me start by laying out a little disclaimer. I really do like American Idol. I totally love Simon. He's awesome. Randy is pretty cool. And I definitely like Kara better than Paula. I'm glad Paula's gone.
Ok, honestly, I couldn't care less about the judges, or the show. The only time I ever voted, was once a few years ago, when KJ was like 5 or 6, and she really wanted to vote for Jordan Sparks. So I let her call. Other than that I have never voted.
But, I do watch it religiously. And when I say religiously, I mean that I turn it on in the background while I do other stuff.
And I've noticed a pattern. Something which irritates me to my very core. And honestly, I don't even know how to describe it.
It's that thing that the singers do, when they dip their voice at the end of a phrase. You know what I mean? Gah, it's like fingernails on a chalk board.
And the thing that irritates me the most, is those are the ones that the judges like. That ones who couldn't possibly just Sing. The. Melody! Oh know, they have to "make it their own", etc.
I'm just tired of hearing all of the classics completely butchered because all of the "good" contestants can't sing on key. And really, I think that's just what it is. It's a defense mechanism to avoid going flat on the sustained note.
Makes. Me. CRAZY!!!
Probably enough to stop watching the show.
Too bad I'm too old, and I'm not a pop singer, or I'd go show 'em how its done.
Note: I'm not saying I'm an awesome singer, cuz I'm not. Really, really not. Which is why I play the piano. I just have strong feelings about all those extra notes thrown in.