Thursday, April 22, 2010

"Idol Gives Back"

I watched Idol Gives Back last night. I can appreciate how the show makes an attempt to raise money for some important charities. But it occurred to me that it's overlooked another worthy cause over the years: its former contestants. How many Idol alumni have lost their record contracts? Or been reduced to touring small venues in small towns you'll never visit, or starring in reality shows you'll never watch? It's a shame. Maybe it's time Idol starts giving back to itself.