Wow, so the self-selecting pool of singers who think that their big break is going to come from going all the way on American Idol consists mostly of delusional amateurs and not seasoned, stage-savvy performers of professional caliber? Color me shocked.
I can't believe we spent a TON of money trying to come up with a slogan for this city...metronatural?
Please! The truth of the matter is that Seattle should be known as "WANK CITY" because this town is full of wankers....
Cheers to American Idol for putting it in print for the rest of the country to see...
Maybe those of us with talent wouldn't bother showing up for such a show ...
Crazies in Seattle... huh, who woulda' thunk that? But hey, a Californian from the Hollywood, City of Angels is obviously more than qualified to be a judge in a crazy contest.
You mean Seattle ISN'T the place to move for the aspiring teen pop star? CRAZY! That producer must be right, it's all that coffee! Dish!
You know, if it were the Gong Show, Seattle would be untouchable, and I mean that endearingly.
@2. Full of wankers, yes. But they're our wankers.
Seattle a crazy place....nah not at all :-)
I'm a native so I can say this....I think their comments were right on. In addition to crazies, we have the highest depression rate in the country and also the highest MS diagnosed rate - huh, wonder why?
Rather sitting around and bitching about, I intend to finally get out of this godforsaken place.
Let me get this straight... Paula "Pass the Vicoden" Abdul is calling Seattlites crazy?
Oh, wait... Paula "How about a shot of vodka to wash down this Oxyconten" Abdul is calling Seattlites delusional?
Well Paula "Percoset" Abdul, I have five words for you... PROMISE OF A NEW DAY. Yeah, that's right. Delusional, indeed. You got a little drool on your chin, btw.
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Any serious singer in Seattle already has a gig. They don't need to appear on American Idol.
They should of held casting in Spokane.
maybe the Idol folks need to remember that they only select 4-5 major cities around the country to audition in. Everyone in the country travels to those cities for tryouts.
I wonder how many of the delusional wannabees and crazies they reference actually call Seattle home and how many traveled here from podunk U.S.A to give it a go.
I'm with Will In Seattle: People around here who are truly interesting and actually have talent appear to have the sense not to try out for such a solipsistic and banal television program.
It should also be mentioned that Paula Abdul had sex with Emilio Estevez for several years and STILL didn't get a role in Bobby.
But beyond that, I think the American Idol folks are using "crazies" in a non-clinical way--I imagine the crazies they're talking about are auditioners who showed up in gorilla costumes or did "fire performance" or whatever.
Then again, maybe they're talking about a guy who showed up with a battered cardboard sign to sing an original song about the evils of the SPD and the Frye Apartments...
I love that "Seattle Police is Communist" guy! I would give a nut to see him appear before the judges.
Seattle is just not an American Idol kinda place. and i like it that way. Better luck finding the next craptastic pop sensation in a vapid wasteland like Houston, or Tampa, or... well not Seattle anyway.
#2 has stumbled onto true awesomeness.
WANK CITY encompasses everything worth being proud of *and* everything that sucks about this town. Furthermore, the slogan would piss off all the right people in all the right ways.
I'm proud to call my hometown WANK CITY. The best fucking city ever. (wank)
Since the one surefire way to get on TV via American Idol is to be horrifically bad in your audition, Seattle was actually far superior to other cities in talent, no? A huge percentage of the most talented people are screened out before auditioning for the three celebrity judges because they don't fit the mold AI is going for that season. But lots of the crazies make it on the show. So the fact that Seattle had more crazies shows that it knows what the producers want, and gives it to them in spades. That's talent, that's Seattle!
People from the show can say what they will, I'm sure they did see their share of loonies at the tryouts. Maybe that's because only lunatics would get involved with a craptastic show that forces you to sign away your career and sell your soul just for a chance at being a A&R run monkey if you win? Do you think that the finalists from that show really want to spend several years doing the American Idol tour circuit rather than step out on their own after being seen on a nationwide show? Sorry Nigel, our wannabe sellouts have already moved to LA or NY, look for them there.
There is one Seattle-ite in the top 24. He'll do well... I've seen him sing many times.
Screw American Idol.
I haven't watched one show.
A Brief List Of Seattle "Crazies" Who, Despite Being From Seattle (Or Thereabouts), Had Major Singing Careers (in no particular order):
Marnie Nixon - the World's Greatest Uncredited Movie Musical Diva
Bing Crosby - Spokane, close enough
Jimi Hendrix - known more for blowing up guitars, but still
Kenny Loggins - Everett - represent!
Patrice Munsel - opera counts, right?
Ann & Nancy Wilson
And this doesn't count the many, many "Crazy" singers of note who, while not born in these parts have once called, or now call Seattle home, people like Ray Charles, Steve Miller, Dave Matthews, Kurt Cobain, Eddie Vedder, Michael Stipe and on and on and on...
Patsy Cline lived in Spokane too.
It's clear that Pizzazz! must be resurrected to show Paula, Simon, Randy and our viewers at home what kind of crazy Seattle really is.
Simon Cowell thinks Bob Dylan sucks, so, you know, the best thing that could probably happen is for Waylon Jennings to suggest that he wishes for the American Idol plane to crash.
Actually, wouldn't that be awesome if all the waste-of-carbon people associated with that show died in an ultra-violent manner? We could even hold a text-message vote to determine the grisly details.
Are you not...entertained?
I bet they would die if a WTO mime took the stage.
We really really really really really need a Puttin' On The Hitz 2007, pronto. Same host, too. Yes, that highly creepy blond perm'ed guy with the wide jaw.
I couldn't be happier that Seattle will be spotlighted nationally as a city without talent.
Everything between and away from NYC and LA is just flyover, remember.
and don't fergit about them amerikan idolatrous voters passed on dreamgirls star fatty jennifer hudson which i hope she references and snaps during her acceptance speech at the upcoming oscars..
Did anyone see Paula Abdul on Fox 13 this morning (1/11)? She was out of her gord. I checked youtube but couldn't find the video. It has to be up there soon.
highest depression rate in the country and also the highest MS diagnosed rate - huh, wonder why?
Lack of sun. Mainstream medicine is finally noticing the link between lack of Vitamin D and multiple sclerosis.
And I quote myself as I often do!
"Once again American Id-hole has further cheapend anything and everything related to real vocalists and real musicians."
"Most young American music consumers are too uniformed and poorly influenced and have no other choice but to eat this force fed and marketed million dollar slock."
"What's most unfortunate is that the creatively absent young auditioners are not aware of anything real and want the easiest path to stardom and then predictably meltdown when they are told the truth."
It's ohhh sooo gooood for ratings!
"Simon, being the brilliant a-hole that he is, is at least honest with the pretend-world idiots of Seattle (or anywhere) and he's just like any big label producer today. They will buy your soul, only because it's for sale."
"This show if for those who like to slow down in traffic to watch someone elses' tragedy."
"American Idol has become the new age religion for the drive-thru wannabe pop stars of the 21st Century."
"The famous slippery plastic shallow corridor to fame just got greased, from behind."
ive seen some strange things. groin up in the bay, you go to the city(frisco)and there are wierd people in the street. but ive also been to seattle.these folks are crazy. its cool near pikes place, they sell these lil donuts, but people there are wierd, n freakish,. they drive real slowwwwww. thers so many wanabee thugs,and its real small.i think it about the size of union square in s.f... plus alot of people there just seemed to not be on the ball.basically i met a bunch of geeked out cats, n some fake a ss thugs.
to wrapp it up, seattle is boring, but i will i agree"i like big butts"
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