Rage becomes Jessica Sanchez: Idol Top 4

by Inday Espina-Varona

Posted at May 11 2012 12:17 AM | Updated as of May 11 2012 08:17 AM

Rage becomes Jessica Sanchez: Idol Top 4
 
There's something about American Idol that reminds me of the Hunger Games.

A group of thousands of young people whittled down to forty plus, and then to ten, who then proceed to claw each other out of existence.

The primping and simpering doesn’t mask the potential for hurt in a reality show where a single misstep can turn you from the annointed one to almost-been, except if you’re a white, grungy guy with a guitar and a smile ready made for toothpaste commercials.

These kids are also surrounded by mentors who seem to think it’s all about them rather than the hapless warriors.

They even have Machiavellian producers who will force the kids to run through fire and fog, and crawl through mawkish orchestration and overly loud choirs and godawful duets and countless gewgaws and fake fights and love stories, all in the service of Mammon.

And then there’s Ryan Seacrest. Nuff said.

 

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