Ok, I must admit, I do love some reality TV. I’ve become hooked on some shows, while I can’t stand others.
Most of my real knowledge of most reality shows comes from watching The Soup every week. But, I’m a sucker for the audition shows. There are truly no words for some of them.
I’m sure that studies could be performed regarding how diluted a person can become. Of course, I love to sing. If you drive by me on the freeway on any given day, I may look like I’m performing to a stadium packed with adoring fans :o) but I know I could NEVER go on any talent show audition. I know that I can’t sing. Even if I daydream of doing it at some point. I know I can’t.
But what happens in the minds of people that go on shows like American Idol? Have they gone mad? Do they actually have friends that tell them “Go for it?”. As a matter of fact, these people must have the WORST friends ever!
Some of them obviously do it for the attention, and know they’ll never make it. Maybe they think they can get their 15 minutes of fame out of it, as there are many of us who LOVE those bad auditions…
But for some, it actually looks like they “think” they can make it. They look like their heart has been broken, like they would have NEVER expected to hear those “No’s” from the judges. (Or hear them snickering and laughing in the background…)
Just think about it. The nerve and courage it takes to show up to one of those mass auditions… Being judged and taped and ogled by so many people… And then to hear that you stink. Wow. That sucks.
Having said that. I’m glad that people go to these auditions. Bad and good. Whether they do it for the 15 mins or whether they think they have a chance. They make for some very interesting television. Some very interesting commentary on the state of our society and well, they are fun!
So, here are my top 10. I’m sure that the list will grow and change. I’m also sure that you can think of others yourself (go ahead and share if you’d like!). But these are my current top 10 in no particular order. (Yes, no particular order, because they are all unique and special in their own way!)