A really good story on Yahoo! News by the Associated Press about the credibility American Idol now has with it’s ongoing identification and promotion of singers that actually do have talent.
But as America’s most popular show prepares to kick off its sixth season Tuesday, it’s getting harder and harder for music snobs to deny its cultural import. “American Idol” has consistently churned out multiplatinum stars, Grammy-nominated artists and engaging celebrities (and, just maybe, an Oscar nominee in “Dreamgirls” star and “Idol” alum Jennifer Hudson).
“There were a lot of naysayers,” says Randy Jackson, who along with Abdul and Simon Cowell are the judging trifecta of “Idol.” “(But) it validates itself every season because somebody great comes out of it every season and does really well.”
After reading the article, you really get an idea for just how much of an impact American Idol has made on the music industry and pop culture in general. There have been quite a number of talented artists coming from the show, and not just the winners.
It will be interesting to see what Season 6 has in store for us, be sure and come back here, where I’ll be live blogging tomorrow’s night’s debut episode for Season 6.
Source: mailto: Music cred strong as `Idol’ returns