I hate American Idol

I actually don't. I was just being provocative. I admit I didn't watch the show last night. But, when I came into work this morning, AI is the only thing that anyone would talk about. How this person was an awful singer and how that person was yelled at. I'm just standing there saying - Huh?

I'm ignorant on this. I have never watched the show. I don't get the show. What's the appeal of the show? I mean, it's just a super-hyped talent show, right? Is a shortcut to fame and celebrity now the goal? Maybe this is a sign of me getting old, but doesn't anyone want to "pay their dues" anymore and take years of hard work to achieve your goal? I know people will put me in my place and put me on the right track. I guess I just don't get American Idol...