We understand each other's schedules so it is not so needy.
It's very good." In the last season, Lea Michele and Chris Cofler's characters moved to New York City.
Pictures: "American Idol" Season 11 Complete Coverage: "American Idol" (CBS News) The Brits have coronations only when someone dies.
Here in America, we need a monarch to die and a new one to live a little more often.
But for some reason, I cannot rest until I finish writing up my thoughts about this season. I’m fascinated – and disturbed – by American Idol commentary. But somehow, it’s okay for Phillip Phillips to work hard. Around top 8 week, I started noticing that, on the fan forums I visited and on youtube clips of Jessica or Hollie Cavanagh’s performances, there was a kind of universal consensus that Hollie was the beautiful one, and Jessica was… Even people who said they preferred Jessica as a singer would say things like “but she’s not pretty like Hollie.” This turned into a mini-phenomenon. If you do a google search, you’ll find that there are a whole lot more results for “Jessica Sanchez ugly” than for “Hollie Cavanagh ugly.” And most of the negative commentary on Jessica’s appearance also talks about her race. But because we tend to see white people as the “standard” of good looks, Jessica Sanchez gets the brunt of the “ugly” criticism. Now that I see their photos right next to each other, it’s SO CLEAR that Hollie is prettier than Jessica.
I need to talk about Jessica Sanchez’s race problems. If it makes you feel better I promise that I will not write another post until… My fascination with American Idol began in Season 10, when I fell madly in love with Haley Reinhart, the blues-rock singer who never got the respect she deserved.* By all rights, my fascination should have stopped after Season 10 – Haley Reinhart was gone, and I’d never been a fan of the show in the first place. And then a few weeks later, I wrote a second post expanding on the lack of female winners? [White Guy With Guitar is often abbreviated as “WGWG”] I am shocked [okay, that’s a lie. Watching the fandom reaction to Phillip Phillips’ victory was… You’re discriminating against Phillip Phillips because he’s white and male! […] To be hard working is to be an unfair competitor for regular human beings, and not a well-rounded, likable individual.” (Wu, Frank. Pardon me for the temporary rant: Jessica Sanchez is an American. But no one ever said Joshua Ledet has a chance of winning the “cute boy” vote. We’re probably not going to, and if we do, it’s going to be along the lines of “white people experience discrimination too! We’ve conquered outer space.” Michael Slezak is also one-third of the team behind with the passion of a thousand hopeful American Idol contestants. Last year, we had thirty minute episodes, so Slezak could really get into the nitty-gritty details.
There have been discussions about a New York City spin-off, but so far all that is confirmed is a fifth season, according to Perez Hilton.
Jessica Sanchez, although only 16, isn’t new to the industry, while Phillip Phillips is a favored contestant and has never been in the bottom two or three during the season.
Jessica Elizabeth Sanchez (born August 4, 1995) is an American singer of Filipino and Mexican decent who is the runner-up of season 11 of American Idol.
Before that she had previously been a contestant on season 1 of America's Got Talent.
I’m fascinated – and disturbed – by the ways the fans act. [If working hard makes people cheaters, I think I’d best turn myself in to my University’s Academic Counsel] I keep wanting to tell these people: You don’t think Phillip Phillips worked his butt off to get where he is today? If you think Jessica Sanchez has no emotional connection to her lyrics, fine. But don’t accuse Jessica Sanchez of being some sort of Asian dragon-lady with “unfair advantages” over her competitors. The other really disturbing thing I see in commentary and fan forums is the discussion around Jessica Sanchez’s appearance. But that doesn’t make their conduct okay, and it certainly doesn’t mean we shouldn’t talk about it. If there were no racial bias, Jessica Sanchez and Hollie Cavanaugh would probably get the same amount of “ha ha, she’s ugly” trolling.
I find it fascinating – and disturbed – that the five last winners were all white men (with guitars). They don’t watch Idol because they want to see true music. And they can only vote for the cute boys Only men can be real fans. As I like to put it when I’m being particularly sarcastic:”Oh no! I’m sorry, someone’s going to have to explain this to me: Jessica Sanchez is a hard worker, therefore she’s a cheater? Isn’t working hard to achieve your goals the opposite of cheating?