Posts Tagged ‘Simon Cowell’

Season 10 of “American Idol” will go down as the year when no one missed Simon Cowell on the show. There is a clever promo spot running in the region and which talks about the new judges and ends with the line, “Who misses Simon Says?” and which ends with three X-Factor crosses symbolising that [...]

One of the key problems we face today is that everyone thinks they can do anything and that everyone is an expert on something. Or everything. Just like the speed in which we communicate through a new “abbreviated language” , instant “experts” have become the norm and are accepted. It often reminds me of that [...]

Dealing With Divas- great title for a book, by the way- is never easy. When Jennifer Lopez joined the “American Idol” crew, there were murmurs of, “Oh, oh”. Despite not having had a hit movie in decades and despite having been dropped by Sony Music, Jennifer Lopez aka J-Lo was and is a celebrity. She [...]

Is “American Idol” about to be the game-changer of television talent shows and produce a real shocker at the end of this season which will rain on the parade of Simon Cowell’s “X Factor”and make all the current hype about “the new judge” and sound-bites from only confirmed judge- “L.A” Reid, kinda the poor man’s [...]

If I were the Producers of “American Idol,” if I were the RIAA, if I were a music company, music academy, another dulling, thudding, numbing, dumbing down “music conference”- ANYTHING to demonstrate what MUSIC is all about, I would simply take last night’s appearance and performance by Casey Abrams and his double bass of “Nature [...]

The fallout following the “surprise elimination” of contestant Pia Toscano seems to go unabated with “American Idol” bloggers having a field day. But, honestly, the young lady will be fine and, from what I know to be true, she has already been offered “two-and-a-half” recording deals. In fact, she’s already out there and making a [...]

When Pia Toscano was voted off “American Idol” today, suddenly, the show “grew up”. And, thankfully, Ryan Seacrest didn’t telegraph and hype up the result. Suddenly it was no longer pat and with the usual comments from the “nasty judge” and “the whacko judge” and the “over-eager, patronising judge” that was Kara DioGuardi- remember her?- [...]

55 MILLION votes on Thursday/Friday and in this crippled economy, in this bereft music industry, those are some very handsome figures. If Music Matters wants to do something truly RELEVANT and get past trying to figure out “digital sales” and have the same tired old faces parroting the same tired old mantras, invite/coerce/beg  Simon Fuller [...]

“I wouldn’t do anything that sounds like the original”. Thus Spake Sir Simon Cowell on Twitter as what not to sing on his “X Factor.” Yes, the “X Factor” juggernaut has begun the Great Hype forward and there is now a glut of news on the show and which has really started to rock and [...]

In no particular order of importance, what has been going through my head is [A] why so many contestants from this season’s “American Idol” are singing in keys that are way too high for them? It reminds me of being in a band rehearsing “Bend Me Shape Me” by Amen Corner in the original key [...]