Wednesday, April 25, 2007
An Open Letter to LaKisha
It must be hard coming from being the front-runner in the competition to being blasted weekly by the judges - somewhere along the way Randy, Paula and Simon turned their backs on you. Perhaps it has something to do with your song choices the past two weeks - stay away from songs sung by former contestants of the show. The judges do not approve. While I'm not familiar with Fantasia's version of the song you sung last night, which in my opinion you sang the shit out of, the judges blasted you on it. Perhaps you are being out diva-ed by Melinda and Jordis; or maybe the judges have become so focused on the two of them that you unfortunately have been pushed aside, a causality of the cruel fate of a singing competition.
If you go home tonight, it is not because you don't have talent in spades - it's because teenage girls have voted to keep a Justin Timberlake clone around cause they think he's cute. It has nothing to do with real vocal talent - you have it; he doesn't. As Randy would say, "Just keeping it real, dog!" Hopefully this note will all be for naught, and you'll be around another week. But if not, keep your head-up girl, you have made your daughter immensely proud.