Pia We Hardly Knew Ye!


Its been 5 days since Pia Toscano was voted off American Idol and I am still terribly upset (oh ok, let’s say somewhat peeved) by the results.

Too Talented To Be American Idol?

Two weeks earlier, the amazingly crazy-talented Casey Abrams had to be saved by the judges in order to stay in the contest. Sure American Idol is a mediocre show at best, but why do the really talented contestants have to be voted off so early in the process? Are we so committed to mediocrity that we need to devour our best efforts to maintain the depths of our status quo? Are we fundamentally unable to accurately assess talent or quality? Is this the true nature of fame?

Let’s take Pia, for instance. Not only can the girl really sing, she is beautiful and poised. Not only that, Pia and I graduated from the same high school at different times! No wonder she has my vote! As far as I’m concerned, everyone else (except maybe Casey) should go home and Pia should be crowned American Idol right now.

So, what’s wrong with her? She’s a 22-year-old Italian American Princess from Howard Beach, NY? She’s a makeup artist? She’s beautiful? She’s talented? She doesn’t move around the stage as much as the judges would like? She is somewhat shy?

Shyness should have nothing to do with the voting. David Cook, last year’s winner spent at least 7/8ths of the competition looking like a deer caught in the headlights of a Mack truck!

So what gives?

Perhaps we should defer to a secondary definition of the word  “idol” as “something visible but without substance.”

That would at least make sense.

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4 responses to “Pia We Hardly Knew Ye!

  1. You don’t honestly think the American public is that lame do you?

    Don’t you know it’s all a vast corporate conspiracy? I don’t think the votes are even tallied. The corporate office decides which contestants go. They ultimately choose the most popular, because:
    A. They always end up with a recording contract anyway (think Daughtry)
    B. People get so angry that the show is buzzed about all over the place.
    C. People tune in to vote in an attempt to turn the tide against the mediocrity.

    Hmmm…maybe I’m on to something.

  2. Well, don’t feel bad. My husband laughs at me for watching “Vampire Diaries”. I make him sit with me when it comes on. If he finds an excuse to miss it, I download it off iTunes and still make him see the latest episode. He complains, but I enjoy torturing him in this way 🙂

  3. Sorry, I don’t watch the show or vote for anyone on it. Luckily someone from my mother’s hometown won years ago (Carrie Underwood) so I’m satisfied with a local contestant (for me) making it. No idea who the winners are since that show with her though.

    • American Idol is my guilty pleasure. Also it allows my husband to mock me which pleases him greatly. I’m happy when he’s happy! Besides, I mock him for watching football. Every marriage requires balance.

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