MTV News' James Montgomery tries to find it in his soul to like the "American Idol" finalist. (5.13.09)
omg, this is the most assinine vid i ever saw! I love Danny and so do alot of peeps where i work, I cant believe this idiot speaker is saying this, YOU my friend are an arse!! Love Danny and love his voice, he should have won!
Montgomery, you need some therapy (short of calling you a really inappropriate superlative, i will not for your sake)... this is a freaking singing contest, if you are searching for the meaning of your life based on someone else, and this applies to everyone else who LOVES JUDGING POEPLE instead of FIXING their own senseless lives, to find their purpose, all I can say dude, get some therapy... Life is what it is, Danny is a really good singer and has the potential to be a great artist, PERFECTION is not always the norm, my friend, the bad things about ourselves are most definitely a part of what makes us who we are, so ... rather than wasting your time doing this, but then again, you may be getting decent pay for the stuff you do here, so I have a feeling you will keep it, live your own life and stop bashing on someone else... and for whatever supernatural entity's sake, reign your insecurity horns in... NO ONE PERSON is PERFECT... Dude, if people just start believing that, then we all can start on the path of progress... Stop freakin' whining and start FIXING!...
Ok, during the last election, I understand the loathing towards Sarah Palin, Joe the Plumber among others. I totally get that.
But this is American Idol, it's a singing competition. So I was one of those truly appalled and quite baffled by all the hate shown towards Danny Gokey on AI discussion boards like this, EW, Ricky.org, etc. Most of them were just personal insults that bordered on slander that had nothing to do with his singing,
Yes, Danny is very awkward onstage and rather inarticulate. However, I believe he had the best vocals on AI's 8th season, and should have been in the finals instead of Kris, whom I also like but is like a male Katherine McPhee, attractive, good vocals but eventually forgettable. Adam is from another dimension and should win because he's a showstopper. But, Danny still had the best vocals.
And so thank you James Montgomery, I appreciate the introspection about plain bad behaviour.
He cant hold a torch to adam's voice or kris's musicianship or either of their talents for reinventing the music they sing. Also, he skated through without doing anything brilliant.