Farewell, American Idol!

I’m watching Jennifer Lopez on the American Idol finale…

Does this woman ever age?!?

It’s weird to think that a show that started back when I was a kid is going off the air. 

I was 12 years old when American Idol first came on!

When Kelly Clarkson won, I remember thinking that this show was going to change our culture. 

And I was right…

My 12 year old self at least one good idea. Who knew?

Breaking into the music industry was much harder before singing competitions became big. Now YouTube makes it much easier, yet singing shows are popular. 

Will another show come out? 

Or will The Voice become more popular?

A lot of great singers came from Idol (along with several duds) that are still influencing the music industry. 

Yes, this whole post is me rambling about a TV show…

Just weird to think that I’ve lived long enough to see something phase in and out. 

Probably won’t be the last time. 

The Greater Good

I’ve been watching The Voice and it’s fun! The judges fight for good singers. 

They’re building a team of vocalists to compete against each other and the other teams (from what I’ve gathered so far).

Singing  competitions are interesting to me because they showcase the immense amount of talent in our country and around the world. 

Can you imagine if everyone used their gifts and talents for the greater good?

This is where my mind goes when I watch shows like The Voice and American Idol. 

All of that talent…

Most of the stories you hear are about why the singer wants to be famous, to be discovered. 

And there’s nothing wrong with being famous! This is not a post from a bitter wannabe. 

I just wonder if the singers understand the opportunity being placed before them to make a difference. 

Not everyone gets to stand on a platform. Their words and actions aren’t under scrutiny by millions. 

The pressure of fame can be crushing, but it doesn’t have to be. Many celebrities use the spotlight to be a voice for those who don’t have a voice. 

Of course, you don’t have to be a celebrity to make a difference. (I’m assuming everyone knows this truth.)

Watching all of these talent shows, though, has me thinking about the motivations of the heart.