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KaraGioGuardi.jpgLast night’s episode of “American Idol” in Jacksonville was without much excitement. (You can read my American Idol recaps at NewChristianVoices.com.)
But Kara DioGuardi did give contestant Darin Darnell some excellent advice.
Darnell was a bit weepy because his buddy got cut, and he was having trouble pulling himself together in front of the judges. Kara told him, “The music business is not for you, because it is paved with heartache.” She added that if they stopped his dreams in that room, “Then we did you a solid.” Amen, Kara.
Reality TV does help some artists get the exposure they need to give their career a much-need shot to the top, but what viewers don’t see is the nitty gritty of the actual music business. It’s not a nice, hand-holding, poor-baby-let-me-get-you-a-tissue business. It can be brutal. There is a bottom line and if you’re not making it you’ll be out on your kester quicker than you can say “ticket to Hollywood”.
You see the successes but you never see the heartache. So kudos to Kara for giving it to him straight, and without Cowell’s trademark snideness, which I love but doesn’t always help the contestant. She did him a favor by telling him the truth.
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And if you want more American Idol show recap, visit my Idol blog at NewChristianVoices.com.
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