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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