Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Can Reality TV Get Basic Facts Right?

A kid just sang "Jailhouse Rock" on American Idol. This week's theme is music of the 60s.

Jailhouse Rock was recorded by Elvis in 1957.

A few weeks ago, "Dance War: Bruno vs. Carrie Ann," had a motown theme. Most of the songs performed were not recorded by Motown artists.

How hard is it to get such basic facts correct?

If a kid sings a 50s song during 60s week of American Idol, shouldn't they be disqualified? Surely the musical director for the show knows that Jailhouse Rock is not a 60s tune.

OK, maybe I watch too much television.

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  • A man after my own heart. Hard to believe the AI songs from 45 years ago were familiar to my ears. Ahhh, the good old days, or were they?

    By Anonymous nbosch, At February 21, 2008 8:34 PM  

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