Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Imagine

I missed most of American Idol last night, but I did catch one of the younger guys singing singing John Lennon's, "Imagine". Pretty song. Absurd lyrics. Randy, Paula & Simon love it.
Because the show is still in the multitudenous contestants stage, Mr. Archuleta had to choose only one verse to sing. He tactfully chose the third verse, which does not suggest the eradication of religion or absense of diety. Randy immediately jumped on that as the choice, but Archuleta side-stepped ridicule saying, "It's my favorite verse, it has such a beautiful message." Well alright Davey.

Who does the market research for this show anyhow? Randy might not know who makes up the main audience of American Idol, but I bet that Archuleta - hailing from Murray, Utah - knows exactly who that audience is. He sings beautifully, but his subtle edit of the song may have been just as important.

2 comments:

Mogul said...
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Robin Marie said...

that's a good point, Melody. Hadn't thought of it that way. I still didn't like his arrangement.

 
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