Should it be American Idol, or rather Americanized Idol?

February 23, 2008 1:13am CST
In my country(Philippines), the auditions for the next idol(now pinoy idol)is now ongoing. They only allow legitimate, real-blooded filipinos to audition. IMHO, I think the american franchise should also be that way, for the sake of the title itself. I think it's weird to see an Asian, nor an European winning an American Idol. Peace for Ramiele Malubay, Michael Johns and Carly Smithson lovers. I also like them anyway.
3 responses
@hiei008 (103)
• Philippines
26 Mar 08
Hey! What happens to the first Pinoy Idol sponsored and made possibly by ABC channel 5? Should the winner of the first Pinoy Idol take the credit for being the first Pinoy Idol and not the second version held by the GMA?
@kabalyero (180)
• Philippines
28 Feb 08
America is America and Philippines is Philippines. As for Ramiele Malubay, she's an American. She is not a Filipino, she may have Filipino decent but she is American and you don't have to check her papers to prove that, LOL. Good luck to her by the way!
• United States
23 Feb 08
Here's the thing about that. What defines an American. I was born here in America, but my mother was born in the Philippines and a full-blooded Filipino and my father is African-American born in Connecticut. But I am as much as American as anyone else. The definition of 'American' goes far and wide, so who's to say who should be on American Idol. If you are an 'American' then you should be here, regardless of what their ethnic background is. I enjoy that Ramiele Malubay, Michael Johns, and Carly Smithson are there; they get the shot at their dreams, which is in essance what the show is about. Who cares? It's all about Americans, and being American is being from all over the world, whether it's Asia, Europe, Africa, South and North America, wherever they are from.