Colorful Idols

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4 Responses

  1. Joe says:

    I suppose it’s not an entirely surprising conclusion to come to. Everyone votes for the person they most readily identify with, don’t they? Not the person who is actually the most talented.

  2. Naomi Cahn says:

    Hmmm — I guess that’s why it’s called American IDOL??

  3. A.J. Sutter says:

    BTW, I’m not so sure that ‘secular’ is the right opposition. You can find YouTube excerpts of Adam Lambert singing at a service in memory of Yitzhak Rabin, and he also sang on the West Coast Chabad telethon a few years back, produced by the Lubavitcher Hasidim; apparently he even more recently sang the Kol Nidre service at L.A.’s Temple of the Arts. Perhaps his loss was a blessing in disguise, what might be rabbinically termed a “fence” against idolatry.

    Since you didn’t watch AI, you might not be aware that the two finalists’ musical tastes are also entirely different. The third-place finisher’s preferred style was much closer to the ultimate winner’s — very middle-of-the-road. That may be a sufficient explanatory variable.