14 Popstars Who Wouldn’t Make It Past the First Round on American Idol
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Uncover the surprising verdict on 14 pop stars who wouldn’t survive American Idol, from Bob Dylan to Mick Jagger, as we explore their potential struggles in the competition.
One Reddit user suggested Bob Dylan, saying: “I find it funny that he started out singing normally but didn’t find success until he started singing out of his nose. Go figure.”
Another person suggested an international superstar, J-LO. They said: “She has no voice but she would do well in a dancing contest though.”
Naughties sensation, Gwen Stefani was another name put forward. One user said: “Gwen Stefani would have been walked right out the door. Her voice worked for her music but I can’t imagine her being successful on those shows.”
One person suggested Tom Waits, saying: “My first thought was Tom Waits, but he’s more of a songwriter/visionary. There’s a reason he got that far with a voice only a fan could love.”
Metal singer David Mustaine was also put forward. One user said: “I love Megadeth, and its a damn good thing Mustaine’s voice fits the music so well because what would this guy do in any other band.”
Another user suggested the Red Hot Chilli Pepper’s frontman, Anthony Kiedis. They said: “He is pretty average-to-poor when singing live. Shows how much production goes into his voice on the records.”
The lead singer of the Black-eyed-peas was another popular suggestion. One Redditor said: “Her rendition of the national anthem at the NBA all-star game a few years ago was the most atrocious thing I’ve ever heard.”
Fergie’s bandmate, Willi.i.am didn’t escape unscathed either. One user said that they thought he had been “trolling” the music industry and fans for the past 20 years. Another added that his liver performances were “truly atrocious.”
One Redditor suggested the Blink 182 frontman. They said: “I don’t think I’ve ever heard a performance beyond 2003 where I thought he sounded good.£
Another suggested Shakira, saying: “Her music instructor is right, she sings like a goat.” Another person added: “She’s a couple of octaves away from going full-on Kermit The Frog.”
Madonna was arguably the most iconic popstar to be suggested. One user said: “She fully admits she’s not the greatest singer.” Meanwhile, another person pointed out that she’s proof that it takes a lot more than a good voice to become a superstar.
The most followed woman on Instagram is apparently a sub-par singer according to several Reddit users. One of them said: “I love her but her voice is probably genuinely below average to the American general public.”
The Rolling Stones frontman was also put forward with one Redditor saying that he “wouldn’t impress the judges” with his vocal ability.
Anyone Without a Sad Backstory
The most popular suggestion wasn’t even a specific popstar but rather anyone who didn’t have a sob story to sell in a dig at the show’s general narrative. Reddit seems to have had a good time with this one. More from Motherhood Life Balance.
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