Not the \"American Idol\" Way
Here's a topic that I'm really passionate about.
Ruben Studdard won the American Idol competition fair and square. He clearly got the most votes. (No hanging chads here). The award was a recording contract. However, I believe Ruben got screwed. Read this little newsbit:
"The sales showdown between "American Idol" singers Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard will continue with the release of their respective albums on the same day, Billboard.com has learned. According to the RCA Music Group, the company has set an Aug. 19 release date for both albums, whose titles are to be determined. RCA Music Group chairman Clive Davis will executive produce both sets."
WTF?!!! What's the point of the contest? I understand the market demanded a Clay Aiken CD. I'm all about free enterprise. However, in all fairness, shouldn't Ruben get a "no compete" 2 week window or something?! It's like the person who won wasn't who the "powers that be" wanted to win.
As a result, the true winner, Ruben, will have to compete in the spotlight with that twerp, Clay "I'm not gay" Aiken.
Please let me know if I'm being unreasonable here.