Would you let your child go on American Idol

@onabreak2 (1161)
United States
January 31, 2007 11:02pm CST
or any friend or family member if you knew they had no talent.
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@XxAngelxX (2832)
• Canada
13 Feb 07
It would be hard to tactfully tell them why I was against them going, but I certainly would try to talk them out of it. I think it's a shame to see all these people get openly criticized on national television by the judges, however I am of the opinion they knew what they were getting into before they went as well. My daughter is determined to try out for Canadian Idol in a few years...I hope her singing voice improves or I am going to be faced with this discussion in real life, lol.
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@onabreak2 (1161)
• United States
13 Feb 07
yes it would be hard. Can you video tape her in hopes she will notice she cant sing well. Maybe she is tone deaf. I t hink I am too
• United States
13 Feb 07
XxAngelxX How horribly funny!!!! That's great! : )
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• United States
13 Feb 07
Well, here's my take on that. Any of you who have read my words knows that I hate control freaks, placaters, and really obnoxious people. I am not that. : ) Here's a little story: My boyfriend plays a mean mean lead guitar. His mother doesn't think he's good, she like Oldies, Classical, but not Classic Guitar. Honestly, he ranks up there with Stevie Ray, Eric Clapton and Santana. He is wonderful. Now if he were to LISTEN to his mother he wouldn't play anywhere. Moral of the little story? Don't listen to NAYSAYERS. Find out for yourself. And even at that many are turned away when they are good, just not good enough. I've seen some of the idiots who try out for AMERICAN IDOL, OMG if any of those people were my kid I would have asked BEGGED to have my life to do over so I could choose ABORTION.
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@onabreak2 (1161)
• United States
13 Feb 07
Maybe your tone deaf and maybe your Mom wishes she had an abortion too. Then where woul you be.
• United States
13 Feb 07
Well THEN if MUMZY had aborted me then I wouldn't be having this non conversation with a funny girl. : )
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@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
6 Feb 07
No way, it amazed me that some of these people think they have talent. My son came home one day from a party and said his dancing was like a beached whale having a convulsion, and then he said his singing was worse. I think most of these people just want to say they did it, they realize how bad they are, they don't care, but the must have a ton of self confidence to do that. Let them make their own kind of music. I don't care, I don't watch the show.
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@onabreak2 (1161)
• United States
13 Feb 07
Some of them can really sing , but there are some that should have never made it to the last audition process. They really have no talent at all.
• United States
13 Feb 07
Don't you know those no-talents are there for a reason? It's for ridicule. Some people want that because it validates them as humans.
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@Jshean20 (14367)
• Canada
14 Feb 07
I think that it would be pretty difficult to tell a family member/friend that they have no talent if they really feel like they do. I don't think I would tell them directly how bad they really are, but I wouldn't be encouraging either. I would consider not telling them but then I would think about them standing up infront of Simon for the world to see and being completely shut down...that would be mortifying!
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@onabreak2 (1161)
• United States
14 Feb 07
It would be a hard decision to make because you want to be supportive of your kids. But if you know they are lousy then it would be a horrible experience for them
@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
13 Feb 07
No, I wouldn't want them to embarrass themselves if I even thought they had no talent, but if they want to look silly on tv so be it.