Local singer tries out for American I...

Local singer tries out for American Idol'

There are 50 comments on the The Ukiah Daily Journal story from Sep 1, 2010, titled Local singer tries out for American Idol'. In it, The Ukiah Daily Journal reports that:

Ukiah resident Emilie Wilcox didn't make it onto "American Idol," but in a lot of ways she's grateful.

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Safe and Sane

Redwood Valley, CA

#51 Sep 3, 2010
glad i am not you folk wrote:
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We are not here to help you observe the world around you.
Either stay in your lonely hole or ask mommy for some TV time but don't ever think we care enough about you to actually address your limp challenge.
I'll take that as a "Nope, you're right. We can't think of any, either. Thank you for helping me prove my point.
Safe and Sane

Redwood Valley, CA

#52 Sep 3, 2010
Safe and Sane wrote:
<quoted text>Name the pierced ones.
Still waiting. Name the "tens of thousands of millionaire rock stars" who have piercings all over their face. Tell you what. name one thousand. Nope, name one hundred. Better yet, name fifty. No luck? Didn't think so.
Safe and Sane

Redwood Valley, CA

#53 Sep 3, 2010
olderthandirt wrote:
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There are tens of thousands of successful millionaire rock stars across the country and world, almost every one of them pierced and tattooed
Where have you people been the last 40 years?:D:D:D
Still waiting for a list of at least 50 of these thousands of successful millionaire rock stars from across the country and world. I mean, if there are tens of thousands, you would think it would be easy to rattle off at least twenty or so by now, right? Right?
To get back to my original points, music is a business. Business exists to make money. Businesses do not feel it is in their interests to promote people who put lots of metal in their face. Only when established, can people in the industry afford to change their looks or experiment with their features, and mostly it is so they don't lose the attention of the public or because they feel insecure about themselves and feel drastic change will fix their problems. The music industry is highly competitive and only a small fraction of talented, attractive people succeed. To limit yourself by making yourself less attractive TO BUSINESS PEOPLE cuts your already slim chances to next to nothing. And if you feel you have to express yourself in this fashion, then it would be in your best interests to compromise your desire to put metal thingies in your face so that you can acheive a far greater goal. And then, once you make it, and you have the industry and financial power to assume greater control over your career, should you risk making the kind of personal changes that are so important to you.
onandon

Hayward, CA

#54 Sep 3, 2010
Safe and Sane wrote:
<quoted text> Still waiting for a list of at least 50 of these thousands of successful millionaire rock stars from across the country and world. I mean, if there are tens of thousands, you would think it would be easy to rattle off at least twenty or so by now, right? Right?
To get back to my original points, music is a business. Business exists to make money. Businesses do not feel it is in their interests to promote people who put lots of metal in their face. Only when established, can people in the industry afford to change their looks or experiment with their features, and mostly it is so they don't lose the attention of the public or because they feel insecure about themselves and feel drastic change will fix their problems. The music industry is highly competitive and only a small fraction of talented, attractive people succeed. To limit yourself by making yourself less attractive TO BUSINESS PEOPLE cuts your already slim chances to next to nothing. And if you feel you have to express yourself in this fashion, then it would be in your best interests to compromise your desire to put metal thingies in your face so that you can acheive a far greater goal. And then, once you make it, and you have the industry and financial power to assume greater control over your career, should you risk making the kind of personal changes that are so important to you.
If you really live in such a cave, just Google image rock and pop stars or something

Just off the top of my head...Pink, Fergie, Christina Aguilera, Hillary Duff, Kate Moss, Kelly Clarkson, Avrile Lavigne, Eve, Jessica Alba....

Could easily name dozens more if I was that interested but I'm not
glad i am not safensane

Eureka, CA

#55 Sep 3, 2010
It is sadly not unusual that someone can be so lonely as 'safe and sane' to sit around for 12 hours checking on some challenge that no one really cares for. onandon showed him how pathetic the challenge was.

A little odd, but more sad.
Safe and Sane

Redwood Valley, CA

#56 Sep 4, 2010
onandon wrote:
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If you really live in such a cave, just Google image rock and pop stars or something
Just off the top of my head...Pink, Fergie, Christina Aguilera, Hillary Duff, Kate Moss, Kelly Clarkson, Avrile Lavigne, Eve, Jessica Alba....
Could easily name dozens more if I was that interested but I'm not
First off, since when did Kate Moss and Jessica Alba become "rock stars?" Answer: They're not, so you fail there.
Second, peruse the early videos of Pink (Just Like a Pill) or Christine Aguilera (Genie in a Bottle). Nope, no eye piercing. Nope, no lip ring. You fail there, too.
Hillary Duff...nope, nothing there in her early career, either. I could go on, but what's the point? If you honestly believe your B.S. in the face of the facts, who is going to make you think otherwise. You don't even know the difference between a rock star and an actress, for goodness sake! I guess I'll just be waiting for that next big Jessica Alba record to come out...lol
surfnturf

Hayward, CA

#57 Sep 4, 2010
Safe and Sane wrote:
<quoted text>First off, since when did Kate Moss and Jessica Alba become "rock stars?" Answer: They're not, so you fail there.
Second, peruse the early videos of Pink (Just Like a Pill) or Christine Aguilera (Genie in a Bottle). Nope, no eye piercing. Nope, no lip ring. You fail there, too.
Hillary Duff...nope, nothing there in her early career, either. I could go on, but what's the point? If you honestly believe your B.S. in the face of the facts, who is going to make you think otherwise. You don't even know the difference between a rock star and an actress, for goodness sake! I guess I'll just be waiting for that next big Jessica Alba record to come out...lol
Whoa bro move on man you're stuck in the undertow time to find a new beach
jmeternal

Fairfield, CA

#58 Sep 6, 2010
I really don't want to get too invoved in this negative pool of chaos, but I actually tried out for american idol this season, I work and am finishing my degree to become a nurse. You are not automatically unemployed or lack drive in life to pursue what you love. I am a mother and a wife and I did not compromise anything by taking this chance. Good for you Emile for making it that far, I know by being there and seeing all the talented people they dismissed after ten seconds how hard that really was. I am truly disgusted that some people in this town have so much hate and time to tear down young people with dreams. I pray that you don't let the sick hearts of some sway your path. I don't even know you, but I know that no one deserves to be put down by anonymous strangers. God bless
Tellin The Truth

United States

#59 Feb 4, 2011
olderthandirt wrote:
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There are tens of thousands of successful millionaire rock stars across the country and world, almost every one of them pierced and tattooed
Where have you people been the last 40 years?:D:D:D
The point that you missed is... "Sure they became freaky over time, but in order to break into the business they were each much milder versions of their later selves. But it was only once they were established that this came about. If you're trying to get established you have to play the game first. Then you can go about changing it."
Local American Idol News

United States

#60 Feb 4, 2011
By The Way...

The Ukiah Daily Journal has only chosen to print stories about a select few that have tried out for or made it onto American Idol. We have others in our community that have tried out for and made it onto American Idol, but for whatever reason the Ukiah Daily Journal chose to not print anything about them. Some people "Get Press Time" while others do not. It seems to be at the sole willy-nilly discretion of whether or not someone at the Ukiah Daily Journal deems them print worthy. I have personally walked in to the UDJ office with two different local vocalists that made it onto American Idol's early stages in season 2 and 6. Both times we were told by a UDJ representative that they were not interested. Two of our local radio stations interviewed them but our local paper was not interested. So much for the Ukiah Daily Journal carrying local news. Oh well, at least they're on "You Tube."

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