For one insane minute after I posted that rant on the Pop Idol Xmas record, I began to wonder if my vitriol might have been a little ill-informed, since it was based only on a cursory half-listen to the single. Then I caught the end of Pop Idol tonight, in which the Pop Idol Twelve (appropriate name, that; sounds like a group of terrorist suspects up in court - crime: cultural murder) performed their long slow slaughter of Lennon.
'And sooo thees eees Chreestmas......'
They ALL sound the same. Close your eyes, it's impossible to tell any of them apart.
They ALL pronounce words in that stupid Mid-Atlantic accent.
They ALL layer on the vibrato.
Question: BEFORE Pop Idol, did EVERYONE sing like this? Did Pop Idol merely pick up on a trend in karaoke r'n'boybland emoting, or did it INVENT it?
War is over? It hasn't even STARTED....Posted by mark at December 7, 2003 01:07 AM | TrackBack