Originally Posted by switz
i don't generally like her type of music but i'd be lying if i said i haven't liked her last 2 songs "Since you've been gone" and "Behind these hazel eyes".
She's the only Idol person who is likely to have a success career as an international draw card. i give her a lot of credit for shaking the idol stigma. i don't even think about it anymore actually with her.
Same. She's the only pop singer I like these days. I absolutely detest every song from Thankful except maybe "You thought wrong," but I love this new album. I can really feel her pain, both in her voice and in her lyrics. I have to skip over "Breakaway," but that's easy to do because it is the first song. Otherwise, really really good, especially "Because of You" and "Behind These Hazel Eyes".
As for a disappointment, she's the only good Idol person ever. When you do talent shows like this, people invariably vote on who has the best voice. In the music industry, having a good voice by itself gets you about nowhere unless you are in the league of Mariah, Whitney, Celine and Christina (who turned out to be way more than a voice.) If someone were that good, she wouldn't need American Idol to get a record contract. Other than those legends, everyone has to be able to sing with emotion and write catchy but meaningful songs (except for Rap people, but I generally don't consider that music, although some of it, especially the stuff not on the radio, is quite enjoyable.) They also have to be musically gifted, not just endowed with a good voice. These other idol people have none of the above qualities.
The one possible exception is this latest girl. She seems well suited for country music, and seems to have a genuine passion for that genre. However, Kelly is 1 in a million in the sense that she wanted to make it, had a vision, had multiple areas of talent, and had the courage to break away from American Idol. No one else on that show is going to replicate Kelly's success or longevity, IMHO.