You have GOT to be kidding me. Tim Urban Stayed?? Tyler Grady gone?? The whole point of his ‘staying power’ was that he stay in that role! The judges did him a disservice by knocking that. America was too gullible and listened. Jermaine Sellers? Can’t wait to see what ‘attitudinal things’ come out of his mouth as we move forward. He STILL rolls his eyes, (which is something every mom can NOT become immune to).
Love the fact that America agreed with me, and kept Haeley Vaughn on board. Watch and see… I bet she goes far! Lucy Brown? She didn’t sing ONE NOTE in tune. Maybe America likes her eyes?
I loved seeing Allison Iraheta perform though! She’s adorable, and has that great rasp to her voice. Kris Allen also did us proud, especially with his involvment with ‘America gives back.’ I was so thrilled that America got it right last year with him. My thoughts last year, which of course I made public, (to know me is to love me,) but I kept saying to friends, and Facebook people, “would you seriously want Adam Lambert to be an idol that your children look up to?” Not meaning that he’s not a great talent, but his bold, and at times outrageousness, makes me nervous. I wouldn’t have wanted MY kids, emulating him. Kris- YES! David Archuleta? YES.
Let’s see if America gets over their apparent ‘shell-shock- next week, and begins to think before they vote!
Kris Allen also did us proud, especially with his involvment with ‘America gives back.’ I was so thrilled that America got it right last year with him. “Would you seriously want Adam Lambert to be an idol that your children look up to? Not meaning that he’s not a great talent, but his bold, and at times outrageousness, and makes me nervous.” I wouldn’t have wanted MY kids, emulating him. Kris- YES! David Archuleta? YES.
After making the above comment yesterday, on my blog, I had quite a few people at a local radio station upset with me- for the wrong reasons. In fact, SO upset, that they latched on to the ‘wrong reason’ and proceeded to drag me through the mud in the public eye of their very own radio station. They turned it into a sexual preference blog.
When I said, I wouldn’t like my kids to emulate Adam Lambert, after we blogged back and forth about him kissing his band mate on stage, my thoughts were this and this alone:
Aggressive sexuality in public is not acceptable for children to view, ANY time of day. I don’t care if it’s a husband and wife, woman with another woman, or man with a man. It’s the old saying, “get a room.”
Sexuality, the color of your hair, how low you wear your pants, how much makeup you use, is all an inidividual preference.
The role of a ‘role model’ is to ‘set the bar’ for younger people, whether it’s at a Super bowl with Timberlake and Jackson, or Madonna and Brittney Spears, or even the Tiger Woods situation. The point being they’re on a higher plateau, and should be mindful of the public that’s watching them. The repercussions for these acts were everything from large fines, to losses of endorsements, to being told they couldn’t appear on certain programs!
Point again- it’s nothing about sexuality, it’s abusing one’s celebrity. If you’re in the public eye, set the right example! Whether it’s politicians, or Superstars, be mindful of the kids that are watching and learning.
Both people that attacked me- have no children. My kids came to ME- and said, ‘Mom, we just saw Adam Lambert kissing his guitarist on stage. Why didn’t he wait until after the show? It was like he was trying to prove something.” Those were the words of my kids ages 11-21 who had all been watching the show together.
He lost 5 young fans on Long Island, not because of his choice of sexual partners, but because he did a ‘tasteless thing’ in public. I wonder how many other kids felt the same way? Again- my whole point was, “what does this look like through the eyes of a child.”
My kids get it. It’s called having respect for those around you.
This has been on my mind for some time….. and I agree with you to some degree.
Andrew, Do you agree with my latest pick?