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Thursday, September 05, 2002

 
AMERICAN IDOL REVEALS OUR NATION'S GOOD TASTE



While the Fox summer TV show, American Idol, has been soundly criticized by many as yet another example of our cultural wasteland, I actually enjoyed watching the show, and was impressed that America voted Texan Kelly Clarkson the winner last night. While Kelly was certainly one of the top singers in the group of ten finalists, I was worried that her modest sense of dress compared to the other contestants (Entertainment Weekly called her "demure") might hurt her chances. Yet despite the rash of Brittany-style midriff tops worn by virtually all her female competitors, Kelly proved that America's "Idol" doesn't have to show up on stage half naked. Not that Kelly didn't display a sense of style. During Tuesday night's final singout between herself and runner-up Justin Guarini, she wore a series of elegant ballgowns, showing herself to be beautiful and sexy yet (amazingly in this day and age) still fully dressed. The fact that America voted for her, over some of her more brazen competitors such as Ryan Starr and Christina Christian, shows that all taste in our nation is not lost.






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