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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