Okay, I admit it. I love American Idol.
What writer doesn't relate to having someone shug and say, "No, I don't get it. Sorry dog." ? And the tears of anguish? Joy? Yep, felt those too.
But what's even better is listening to the judges, and then later the artists the singers work with, give advice. Define yourself. But stick to what's you. Be willing to take chances. But know what works. Connect with the audience. But please yourself. That bucketload of sometimes contradictory advice...its awesome. Why? Because its all true.