Sunday, February 7, 2010


Posted by: Roxxanne Roxxanne

American Idol season 1 winner Kelly Clarkson took to her blog to defend the show that made her a star after Scott Borchetta, the CEO of country singer Taylor Swift’s label, took a dig at A.I. contestant’s “perfect performance” while defending Swift against comments made about her off-key performance at last weeks Grammys.

I know that was a mouth full Chicks and Dicks, but walk with me.

So Scott was all like…
"This is not 'American Idol….This is not a competition of getting up and seeing who can sing the highest note. This is about a true artist and writer and communicator. It's not about that technically perfect performance."
Then Kelly was all like…
Wow …..Dear Scott Borchetta,

I understand defending your artist obviously because I have done the same in the past for artists I like, including Taylor, so you might see why its upsetting to read you attacking American Idol for producing simply vocalists that hit ‘the high notes’. Thank you for that ‘Captain Obvious’ sense of humor because you know what, we not only hit the high notes, you forgot to mention we generally hit the ‘right’ notes as well. Every artist has a bad performance or two and that is understandable, but throwing blame will not make the situation at hand any better. I have been criticized left and right for having shaky performances before (and they were shaky) and what my manager or label executives say to me and the public is “I’ll kick butt next time” or “every performance isn’t going to be perfect” ……I bring this up because you should take a lesson from these people and instead of lashing out at other artists (that in your ‘humble’ opinion lack true artistry), you should simply take a breath and realize that sometimes things won’t go according to plan or work out and that’s okay.

One of those contestants from American Idol who only made it because of her high notes
Mr. Borchetta, I understand that Taylor is your artist and you want to defend her from the preceived (jealous one still envy aka haters), but for you to make a lame statement about how performing at the Grammys is not about “getting up and seeing who can sing the highest note,” but rather “[t]his is about a true artist and writer and communicator,” is a bunch of BULLSHIT!

“Getting up and seeing who can sing the highest note” and/or having a “technically perfect performance” is EXACTLY what the Grammys is about!

Let’s be honest, if Norah Jones performed at the Grammys and sang off-key, no one would be saying, WOW she’s such a “true artist and writer and communicator”! Everyone would be like Norah was off-key than a mug!

Next time Scotty, a “no comment” will suffice.

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