So when I watch American Idol and the contestants do contemporary songs, I rarely know them. Of the eight or so (!) singers featured in the two hour (!) premiere episode, one did two songs I knew, one blew a song I knew, a couple did originals, and the others, well, they might as well have been originals!
Although a bit embarrassed to be so far removed from the hip and cool music scene, and also for using words like hip and cool, I kind of like not having a comparison. I don’t know who the artist is or how the song is supposed to sound. I can judge the contestant on their performance without those biases.
It’s a helpful perspective when it comes to considering the talent.
Top of Mind Inspiration post this morning.