I watched American Idol tonight for the first time in about 5-6 years.
Most of the people auditioning were teenagers around 15-18.
They were good, though, I am shocked that their parents are allowing them to be thrust into the public eye at such an early age.
No pile of money is retribution enough for the microscope of celebrity status.
Of course, American Idol is a wonderful way to get discovered as well.
Maybe I should call this post “The Pros and Cons of American Idol”….
Let me ask some questions that I hope do a better job at explaining why I’m not sure how I feel about the whole thing:
- What motivates someone to seek out the spotlight?
- Can nationwide approval truly offer validation?
- Is he or she prepared to pay the high cost of fame?
There’s a possibility that I am overthinking, but these are the questions that came to my mind as I watched the show.