Anastacia Slams ‘Idol’ Format

While promoting her new MTV reality show ‘A Cut’, lashed out at similar programs like ‘Pop Idol’ and its spinoff ‘American Idol’. “There is a desperate need for a show like ‘A Cut’, because the shows that are out there are all pre-fabricated shows that are trying to make stars out of people that are just average, everyday people,” she told Reuters in London. “In this business, TV is being taken up not by the true artists or the actors or the musicians any more, they are just being taken up by the common man, which gives everyone that feeling that there’s a chance for me yet to be a star.”

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10 thoughts on “Anastacia Slams ‘Idol’ Format

  1. jazzprofounder says:

    Hm well I would assume that most famous actresses, actors, and singers were “average, everyday people” before they were famous, and they too gave people that same feeling that they could become famous too, so I don’t see how that’s a problem or why that’s a bad thing. I think the main problem is that TV is promoting NON-TALENTED people to become stars from their 15 minutes of fame. Famous people actually had to work hard to get where they are today, now nearly anybody can become famous by being an overrated reality TV show personality, for simply looking pretty, and for having mediocre talent.

  2. broksnicegirl says:

    This Anastacia person is obviously trying to get from being an ordinary person to become famous through a reality show, because I’ve never heard of her. What a hypocrite.

  3. RadioFreeRoscoe says:

    I partially agree with her, but, it’s really hard to break into the entertainment industry. I guess she’s forgotten that she was once an average SoCal girl with a mediocre voice.

    She’s HUGE oveseas, she’s like the Mariah Carey of the international scene.’, ‘She just hasn’t had much success stateside though, which is funny seeing that she’s an American.

    Also, she’s been around forever. She did a Dr. Pepper commerical with Cyndi Lauper.’, ‘in 2002. Are you sure you’ve never heard of her?

  4. jazzprofounder says:

    I agree too. But like you said, she forgot that every celebrity (at least those who weren’t born by famous and wealthy rich parents) were once an average person. Today people just have a better advantage in the business because they’re offering more opportunities in reality tv shows and such. So it makes it a little bit easier for people to get into the business than what it used to be.

  5. yelenerz says:

    I actually agree with her. Because all these reality shows make INSTANT stars out of ordinary untaleneted and a few taleneted people. Yet the celebrities today, though they were all ordinary people, actually worked their way up to that status. The famous singers have been singing onstage forever (church, school…etc), and the actors have been in commercials since they were little and in school plays. Its unfair that to reach the same level of fame one person has to work for years to perfect their craft while other sing a few songs or act a few scenes, or just be in a reality show that has nothing to do with acting or singing (Real World, Joe Millionaire…etc) and still become just as famous as those that worked years for it. On the other hand as long as you’re famous, who cares how you reached that point.

  6. RadioFreeRoscoe says:

    The people who have won AI are all talented.’, ‘Like I said before, it’s nearly impossible to make it to the industry, and even harder to stay once you’re in. The famous ones were once amateurs as are the ones who win those competitions. They worked just as hard, if not harder. Britney Spears is taking a contract away from someone way more deserving. Madonna, Janet, Mandy Moore, etc. They aren’t talented. They don’t belong. Give the amateurs any chance they can get.

  7. jazzprofounder says:

    I kind of agree with you there’, ‘It’s hard, but not nearly impossible to make it into the industry. I think it’s much harder to stay in it than to actually make it. I think the people from AI are very lucky, because I think it’s fair to say that famous artists and musicians worked much much harder than they did to get where they are today. They didn’t have the opportunity to be on a show like AI and get a record contract, where now people can get that chance and possibly make it. I think most of the winners of AI have potential and talent, but I wouldn’t say that it’s something unique or spectacular, or shows that they will be in the business for 25 more years to come. But I do give the AI contestants props for actually having some talent. I get really tired of seeing Omarosa and other “reality tv stars” on TV as if these people are famous and worked as hard as other celebrities did.

  8. RadioFreeRoscoe says:

    A lot of the AI winners have been working just as hard and as long.’, ‘AI is their break. What the f*ck did Lindsay Lohan or Hilary Duff do to get contracts other than be famous already? They can’t sing. Every famous singer and celeb (even the ones who don’t work hard to gain notoriety) HAD to get a break somewhere. It’s not all that different.

  9. CharlotteNCusa says:

    Anastacia- now desperate for a US hit CD’, ‘I know of and own Anastacia CDs, however almost no one in the States has ever heard of her music. They occassionally recognize her from a commercial a few years back, or they see her on VH-1 “almost a hit” show. She is hot, talented and unfortunately a nobody in the USA. I wish she was welll known here, however her slamming American Idol is not going to help her get DJs to play her songs in the States. She needs to focus on fully healing from her breast cancer and use that energy in a positive manner. I am envious that Keylly Minogue and Anastacia are huge hits overseas, however I am saddened that Anastacia (a NYC and USA citizen) has to use negativity to get noticed in the states. So, Europe and Asia please enjoy one of our best exports, however please keep her there!

  10. jazzprofounder says:

    um, I wasn’t talking about Lindsay and Hillary…’, ‘The artists I had in mind was Mariah, Madonna, and even Britney and Xtina, not Lindsay and Hillary. Have the AI contestants worked in the business as long as Mariah, Madonna, and Britney and Xtina? NO. Did they work as long as Lindsay and Hillary? YES. Did I say that other artists in the world did not get their break somewhere? NO. And did I say that it was all that different? No, I did not. If you read my comment you would realize that I was simply saying that artists in the past had a harder time at getting their record deals, and that the AI contestants are very lucky because they have an easier chance at getting it. However, that does not mean that they didn’t work as hard. Next time read my comment before assuming that I said something that I did not mean at all.

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