That's the kind of video I want to see more of!
As most of you know by now, I'm NOT an American Idol viewer.
The only time I've actually watched it for even a minute without immediately changing the channel from Fox-TV, was when it intentionally bled over past nine o'clock into the time slot for HOUSE. That's it.
I want to see genuine musical talent, not contrived histrionics or teen divas and attitudes and ponderous programs larded with no-talents. Which is why so many foreign TV music programs are MUCH more to my liking, however friendly they try to be to the "talent."
They're much more cut-throat and don't indulge contestants as much because of their back-story or haircut or on-air melodrama like American version does or did.
You don't need to be Quincy Jones to see that Chris Medina CLEARLY has a unique voice and talent, just like Carrie Underwood or Kelly Clarkson, so why does the American version of Idol persist with all the crummy shows for weeks, while shows like ET and Access Hollywood relentlessly hype the no-talents as interesting curiosities, when they're not? Advertising dollars.
Sometimes, less is more.
ABC News Good Morning America: Robin Roberts with Chris Medina.
NRK-TV video: Chris Medina LIVE on VG Lista Topp 20, Oslo, Norway. June 2011
The complete version of this performance as aired by NRK is here:
See interview at http://www.vgtv.no/#!id=41779
His daytime performance in Bergen is here: http://www.vgtv.no/#!id=42240
As of today, Chris Medina is #1 on the official Swedish singles chart, http://allcharts.org/music/sweden/singles.htm and #3 on the Norwegian chart: http://lista.vg.no/
Not bad for a 27-year old guy that you never heard of eight months ago!
Listen LIVE here: http://webradio.rixfm.com/webbradio/webbradio-rixfm.php
Just remember, Stockholm is six hours ahead of us in the U.S. Eastern time-slot!