So I know this post should be about Miami... but it's not.
Instead, I'm going to rant for a minute about something that has been driving me crazy- why didn't Adam Lambert win American Idol???
I know, middle-America probably couldn't handle him. But if you put aside the glitz and glam, and funny costumes for just one second, can we PLEASE discuss the insane vocals this man has??? I don't know if you've listened to his single "For Your Entertainment", but the man BELTS A HIGH D-SHARP. What??? I'm lucky, on a good day, when I can belt a B-flat above middle C, and mix a High C. Pavarotti hardly ever even sang in that range, and Adam Lambert belts a D-Sharp. Not to mention, he riffs up to an F-sharp. That is SICK.
Not to mention, he's incredibly sexy. I'm just saying.
And the thing that kills me after all of this, the thing that really grinds my gears is that he is a trained singer. America finally had on their hands a bonafide, no-shenanigans, honest-to-god talented singer who had invested the time and energy into learning how to sing properly... and they couldn't appreciate him. Meanwhile, the Fantasia train can't read, was a teenage mother, and sounds like a dying cat, but for some reason Americans ate her shit UP. Why? Because she's black? Because she comes from an impoverished hometown? Because she was disadvantaged? It doesn't matter. In the end, she still sounds like she's killing chickens in the basement every time she opens that gaping hole in her face, but people like Adam Lambert are frowned upon.
This country needs to get a life.