BrutallyHuge wrote:I support her. If you look at the contracts that the Idol winners are forced to sign, it's ridiculous.
If you win, you get signed by Cowell's group, which pretty much steals all the money you make.
BH pretty much summed up the way I feel about it.
American Idol gets plenty out of this show... not just the money from the contracts, but all the ad dollars that come from putting this whole spectacle on TV, including the bad auditions, which probably a sizable portion of the audience watches for.
Sure, its a great opportunity, but Idol is a money-making machine. Many of the idols have turned out to be long-run flops. Kelly only really became famous after she shed her idol tag and image and record label. Good for her for not being a one-hit wonder... and telling the Simons to suck it.