Wednesday, April 05, 2006
Seems that American Idol producers listen to the rants and raves of fans and address those concerns on air, at least some of them. First Chris Daughtry's retooling of Johnny Cash's Walk The Line bearing a huge similarity to the band Live's version. Then last night they addressed the rumors that Kellie Pickler was playing the dumb blonde, to which she admitted she is that nieve (however, I say the girl knows how to play dumb like the best of them.)
However, the one thing the producers avoided live on the air was the Mandisa controversy that started after her gospel number two weeks ago. As reported by the Advocate, after taking the stage and introducing her number with "This song goes out to everybody that wants to be free. Your addiction, lifestyle, or situation may be big, but God is bigger!" Flags went up and after reviewing her profile on the Idol website it was discovered that she listed Beth Moore as her personal Idol. Ms. Moore is an author and lecturer who has ties to numerous ex-gay groups. I wonder if Mandisa's days are numbered now that she has alienated a huge part of her fan base, what gay man doesn't love a larger then life diva who can blow. Girl, not a smart choice and shame on the Idol producers for not looking deeper into what their contestants list on their site.
Not surprisingly the Idol producers responded that they do not comment on contestants personal lives. However they will jump to defend two of the contestants that Simon predicted will make the top three. It's just my observation dear readers. I think Mandisa will be out of the competition in the next two weeks. Shame, the girl's got talent.