Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Nasally's a form of singing

Watching American Idol last night, I almost fell out of my chair when Chris Richardson challenged Simon's criticism by actually defending his nasally sound. He said, to the one before whom he stands in judgment, ''Nasally's a form of singing; I don't know if you knew that or not." Simon wanted to discuss it further, but was cut off by Ryan. Essentially Chris should be voted off simply for his statement, if not his lack of tone. In a way, he is right, nasally is a form of singing, but not one people want to listen to. Alley cats have their form of singing too.

The lesson I take from this is that when I am criticized, my natural instinct is to defend myself. Rather than be quick to defend I should listen and take the criticism. It is better to be silent and thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt. Later, I will have time to process the criticism and gauge its validity. Fortunately for Chris, I am predicting that Sanjaya's house of cards falls this week. Like a cat who has now caught and finally killed a mouse, the life is gone for most of us in the vote for the worst campaign. His arrogance, along with his terrible sound takes all the fun out of it for me.