They Never Would Have Won “American Idol”

The Curmudgeon spent ten minutes recently watching American Idol auditions – the early part, where the performers sing unaccompanied for the judges.  As he watched, he realized how many of the performers people have come to know and love over the years never would have gotten past even this first round.


For starters?

  • Paul Simon
  • Bob Dylan
  • Neil Young
  • Joni Mitchell
  • Mick Jagger
  • Bruce Springsteen
  • Steven Tyler
  • Britney Spears
  • Kurt Cobain
  • Prince
  • Brian Wilson
  • Tom Petty
  • Elvis Costello
  • Jerry Garcia


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  • Brian Caughlan  On February 20, 2014 at 11:08 am

    Harry Connick, Jr.

    • foureyedcurmudgeon  On February 20, 2014 at 11:37 am

      Good one. For some reason, I thought of JLo but not him, but you’re right. And soooo ironic that he’s now a guy making those calls about others’ lives.

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