Was Lisa de Moraes from the Washington Post watching the same American Idol (AI) as I was last night? She writes in Idol’s Trying Times, “. . . Abdul appears to be all sober and normal and obeying the Geneva Conventions.”
de Moraes is referring, of course, to AI judge Paula Abdul who has captured recent media attention again for some rather strange behavior on interviews promoting the new season of America’s favorite guilty pleasure.
I hate to admit it, but I like this show, at least the shows after the first two or three episodes where Fox proceeds to give nutty wannabes a chance at making fools of themselves on national television. I’m not talking about the sincerely honest performers who seem to have some talent. I’m referring to those contestants who for whatever reason, appear to have thrown together an “act” in hopes of making it big.
Yes, the American Dream is a powerful concept. But people, it is founded on either having or learning some talent or skill and then capturing attention and accolades. It just doesn’t mean you throw yourself and whatever dignity you ought to have out there and hope it sticks. Are you that desperate? Spend the time and money you spent auditioning on education for goodness sakes.
Back to Abdul. About a year and half ago, USA Today had a story on her where she said she was suffering from a medical condition condition called complex regional pain syndrome. If she’s on some kind of medication for this problem, I hope it works. But, despite de Moraes opinion, I don’t think she looked normal last night. Not unless loopy is normal.