Taylor Hicks: ‘American Idol’ Is Fizzling Out

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Relix magazine caught up with for a Q&A, where interviewer Josh Baron confessed he never really watched ‘’ until Bo Bice in season four and Hicks’ winning season that followed. “You know what? I don’t watch it either,” Hicks responded, laughing. “You can write that.”

Then asked about whether he’s performing for a different crowd than when he was on ‘Idol’, Hicks said, “‘American Idol’, for me, is fizzling out. I want to take that opportunity and exposure: you either come to see me, buy my album or you don’t. I’m not trying to meet expectations. If you can say you’re a working musician, then you’re doing something good. I’m just glad to be a working musician because that’s what I’ve always been.”

Past winners of ‘American Idol’ were featured prominently in the show’s subsequent season, if these comments are true, Hicks, who many believed was more of a novelty selection by viewers because of his grey hair and constipated singing technique, may treated like the Miss America pageant treated Vanessa Williams in 1984 after learning she had posed nude for photographs in 1982.

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One thought on “Taylor Hicks: ‘American Idol’ Is Fizzling Out

  1. BooYah says:

    It may be that those not watching Idol thought Mr. Hicks was a novelty contestant. But hard core blues and soul aficionados (i.e. about 80% of the ‘Soul Patrol’) tuned into Idol for the first and only time for one reason: to promote the career and music of this uncompromising artist. The Taylor Hicks “character” seen on Idol was one small facet of the man, and those rivers run deep.

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