Lee Dewyse – Fail Whale
There was an interesting article a few days ago at Yahoo Music about how merely winning ‘American Idol’ is no longer a guarantee to stardom or even financial success.
Take, for example, this year’s winner, Lee Dewyse. His official first CD was released and so far the sales have been mega awful compared to every other Idol. He only sold about 40,000 of his new CD “Live It Up” in the first week and it entered the charts at #19. Piss poor for an Idol. Piss poor even compared to He Who Cannot Be Named. Clarkson sold millions straight out of the gate.
According to the statistics Carrie Underwood is the Golden Idol. She’s been far and away the most successful and commercially accepted than the others.
Looks like Taylor Hicks was the most disrespected Idol by 19E and the industry. I guess that explains partially why he’s with a touring company with a old dog eared former Broadway show singing his one song. Doesn’t get any respect.
This quote about David ‘Baldy’ Cook made me laugh out loud because I think it sums up the frustration in Cooktardlandia.
-He’s taking way too long to record his next album; in an age of short attention spans and declining “Idol” interest, will people still care by the time he follows up David Cook next year? Let’s hope so.
I had no idea Kris ‘Who’ Allen even rated enough to be on Forbes Top Ten Idol earners list. But apparently his songwriting abilities have earned him serious bread this year. I know the local Christian stations around here played “Live Like We’re Dying” all the damn time.
He’s on the Forbes list of top 10 Idol earners, mainly due to his many songwriting credits and widely aired Ford commercial. (Readers may be surprised to learn Kris had out-earned his supposed rival Adam Lambert as of May 2010, when the Forbes list was released.)
Dewyse’s tanking makes me wonder if America just has American Idol fatigue and just does not care any longer. Only this upcoming season will tell.Explore posts in the same categories: Uncategorized comment below, or link to this permanent URL from your own site.