I think the most comforting aspect of American Idol is when they show them doing a group number – like on this finale – and even with a huge auditorium and big-ass production they still look as hokey and hackneyed as we did in high school with our swing choir. That was probably one thing I probably would not have done if I had to do it all over again. It was the crew that was in our fall play and spring musical and holiday group for kids/elderly. Yeah – we had blue shiny vests and bowties. Eeek! Heh heh. I think Clay’s got it though.
I reflect on the amazing genius of the Idol concept because it easily plugs so easily into so many media: TV, music, online, movies and wireless/cellphone.