Sunday, January 17, 2010
American Idol Deja Vu - Amazing Discoveries - People Who Cannot Sing Cannot Wait To Be Discovered?
Outside of the training school which I have owned for almost three decades, I also own an indie label, Royans Universe Records, and attached to it a Management Company, 4 a.m. Talent Development and Artist Management Group Inc. More and more I am going into the development and management of various artists and naturally my crew and I are constantly holding auditions in the hopes of discovering someone unique and unprecedented and then graduate him/her to the music industry at large. And, yes, people are very responsive to this endeavour and every one of them, just like on the American Idol show, think that they are the "NEXT BIG THING". Due to popular demand we requested to listen to their music online and naturally to look at some of their pictures. And now we have discovered three categories of people that are approaching us. One category which is actually quite legit are those that look decent and possess some talent and, moreover, are willing thrive upon it and acquire some training if required. The second category is made of people that obviously require training, grooming and the real in depth artist development. Usually this category has no listening with respect to the topic of any further development, as they think that they have it all already. And they are surprised that nobody is running after them to offer them a million dollar recording contract! GO FIGURE! The third category is made up of tone deaf people with horrible music, some admitting that they have never had previous training in music or vocals, and not only are they genuinely surprised that they might need some training, but they are getting extremely upset that nobody is offering them a recording contract right there and then when they are presenting their precious selves. One of them with the completely unlistenable music and singing that was not resembling even one live note known to humanity, actually, to our surprise, did not get very upset when we, however, very intelligentlly rejected her proposal, but instead she offered to become a vocal instructor for our professional vocal school with a worldwide reputation, while at the same time admitting that she herself had a lot of vocal problems and had been facing a voice-related surgery in the past. To her "credit", she was trying to present it as a "positive thing" to be able to teach others...? The question is - is there a limit to human ignorance? It makes me wonder as once the makers of American Idol put out a show looking for the worst singer in the United States without announcing to the participants what the real purpose of the competion was. I happened to catch that show on TV a few times and at first not knowing what was going on, I nearly lost consciousness until I clued in that there was a reverse agenda. However, at the time, NONE OF THE PARTICIPANTS DID!!!!!. And at the end the makers of that show FOUND THE WORST SINGER EVER, who until the end believed that he was next legitimate American Idol. The conclusion here is that people have no check with reality, as they are so self absorbed and so self centred that they literally cannot hear or see what is happening in the real world.