It has been quite a while since I last blogged but this blog topic has never left my mind.
I like "Idol." Alright, I am embarrassed to admit, I try to watch every episode of the competition. The audition shows have never appealed to me but the competition draws me in. I love to see the amazing talent God has given so many in the area of vocals - a talent not shared with this blogger.
But, why, oh why, does American Idol continue to push the envelope? Why oh why does every mainstream entertainment outlet have to outdo one another with raunch and excess? Why oh why is there no responsibility for providing wholesome content during the "family" hour - or is that too a thing of the past?
From J Lo's ridiculously sensuous music video promotion to Steven Tyler's lust for young debutantes, I found my stomach tensing much of the time. If it weren't for wholesome Scotty McCreary and Lauren Alaina (and I am not a country music fan), I would have turned that TV off quicker than you can say "AHG!"
But I didn't, the competition kept my "hooked" ....until the episode with "lady" Ga Ga.
This woman ain't no "lady". Webster states a "lady" is "a well mannered and considerate woman with high standards of proper behavior." And, according to Forbes magazine she is very popular - "Ga Ga is the most influential celebrity in the world, surpassing Oprah and U2".
Depressing, isn't it? And to see her "advise" the wannabes on how a star should behave was absolutely nauseating.
I am finished with my beloved "American Idol." I will use those nights for activities that build my soul and my relationships. I am in the culture but refuse to be part of the American Idol Culture and the "stars" they deem successful.
Good luck Scotty, I pray you maintain your faith and honor God in your choices. And remember, never, never take advice from a "lady" like Ga Ga!
As for Stefani Germanotta, let us pray for her. She is God's child and has a soul aching to be in relationship with Him.
Until next time,