Taylor Hicks -Worst American Idol Winner Ever?

I was recently considering the various winners of American Idol, and their subsequent successes or failures. I think I have to conclude that Taylor is simply the worst. Sure, this year's winner (2009) is very forgettable, but he seems to be in a class above Hicks, and besides it might be too early to say much about him. Note, Ruben Studdard was certainly inferior to Clay Aiken, but he was ok, and he did do a couple great songs post competition. So I would say Taylor trumps Ruben for the worst. Let's face it, in that season both Elliot Yamin and Chris Daughtry were far better than Hicks.

So what was it that made the masses choose Hicks? It has been argued both here and elsewhere that votefortheworst had something to do with this. I think this has merit to it. But I also believe there was more to it. My theory is that Hicks' characteristic gray hair helped him quite a bit. This made him stand out, and the masses like to see something different. This is what made him appear to be cool.

Imagine if Hicks did not have the grey hair! He would have been lost in the crowd and have met his end probably very early in the final stage, if he even made it that far. Hicks is fairly young, and it is probable that much of his gray hair is premature. If that is the case, then it might be possible to reverse it. Yes, gray hair can be reversed naturally sometimes. Most people probably would choose to reverse gray hair if they could. However, in Hicks' case, we could understand why he might decline such an offer. Although, since he is pretty much a dud right now, it might not matter too much if he did decide to try reversing his grey hair. In fact, his new look might even make him popular again for a brief season.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have no idea who you are, or why we would care about your oppinion, but I guess you don't know that Taylor is very very successful, starring in a National Broadway Show Tour, and has created his own record company, which will probably to his company eventually, and is a Platinum selling artist, and that he is the most popular winner (by votes) ever. Oh not on the radio, because his fans don't listen to the crap on the radio these days, and AI blocked him because they wanted to sell Daughtry. Because of a Management contract dispute, AI has tried to ignore him, and say Daughtry was the winner. He's unique, and he is a true talent & entertainer, and his name is known all over the world. A DUD? I think that is reserved for people who write blogs without any real information.
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Anonymous said...

I would call this an idiot theory. I suppose you are just looking for a response.
I know talent, Taylor is very talented. He hasn't sold as much as others, many reasons for that. Don't care. He has a great voice, good musician and is one of the busiest of all the idols.
Who are you anyway?

Anonymous said...

Who would you be to even begin to think about commenting on Taylor Hicks' talents? Another jealous hater? Taylor Hicks is extremely talented, and has been very successful. Records sales, or should I say the almighty dollar (?) do NOT equal talent! Taylor is not done yet. When he is, you may have to eat your words! What in the world could his hair color have to do with talent? Grow up and get a life.

Anonymous said...

The first time Taylor Hicks opened his mouth on American Idol I knew he would be the winner. No auto-tune for him. I don't know what rock you came out from under but after reading your article you need to crawl back under it.

Anonymous said...

As the blog headlines, Hicks is THEE worst Idol winner ever; can't sing that great, definitely cannot dance as we witnessed on that FORD commercial. Aye, I guess the same masses here are the same masses that voted in Obama! The masses have no clue!