Monday, October 08, 2007
Ian Dicko (Australian Idol) says it again on Nova.
Sometimes I just don't get this.
While I understand and work in the music industry there are moments that make me want to tell producers and the like to grow up and get over their issues.
Today was that kind of day.
Early afternoon Perth with Nova969 playing in the background at work and the conversation turns to the current leading contestants of Australian Idol.
Ian Dickson (Dicko to us Aussies) mentions that the top four in the group are from Hillsongs Church in Sydney and expresses his dislike of this and that we should not have too many christians in the top.
The suggestion is made they are sponsored by Hillsongs and that maybe they should sing a few songs about the devil in order to make it a level playing field.
(I thought this was a garbage comment and completely irresponsible).
(Note a previous winner also from Hillsongs was Guy Sebastian - a great guy who deserved to win).
The hosts then conduct a phone in and callers suggest songs such as "Highway to hell" as next possible songs the contestants should sing.
Clearly our singers are there because they have a gift and genuine ability to sing - and excellent attitudes (This is obvious) and they deserve the votes they receive. True talent is recognized universally.
This makes me seriously question the reasoning or maybe integrity is a better word for those in the music industry who focus more on compromise than true artistry (and their issues with anything that challenges their own belief system).
As for the contestants and Hillsongs as a whole I'm right behind them - and all other artists who won't be owned by a record label - stick with your integrity and continue to do what is right.
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