Well another season of American Idol comes to an end and Artist Garden Entertainment votes are in.. To some, the winner was a surprise but to others it went exactly as expected. That’s the beauty of music and it reflects exactly they way consumers choose which artist succeed every single day. Both Kris Allen and Adam Lambert are exceptional artist and will have BIG careers in the music industry. This season was probably the best yet. Loads of talent even at the Top 10 level of the show. And WOW! What a finale! With guest appearances from Kiss, Queen, Black Eyed Peas, Queen Latifah, Lionel Richie, and Cyndi Lauper, American Idol trumped the multiple award shows we see throughout the year. Who would have ever guessed a few years back that a talent show would have such an impact on the music industry? Remember Ed McMahon and Star Search? To fair well on Star Search was the kiss of death on a music career. I remember only one artist, Sawyer Brown, who did end up with a successful career in the music business. There may have been others but I really can’t recall any. American Idol has raised the bar and set the standard for anyone who thinks they have what it takes to be a music superstar. I have even noticed that the Top 5 idols have regularly out sung the guest celebrities each week.(with the exception of the artist on the finale) Thanks American Idol for raising the bar! Hopefully live performances on the Grammy Awards, Country Music Awards, American Music Awards will all improve as these incredibly talented American Idols continue to take over the industry. American Idol is proving that it is possible to sound great live. So no more excuses for those poor live TV appearances from music celebrities. Every artist is going to be forced to up their game if they want to compete with these idols. Maybe American Idol should start a training camp for some of the already established artist? And I must end this post with Congratulations to Kris Allen!
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