I know many people who say that they don’t listen to American Idol or X-Factor because those singers aren’t real singer.
Well…I have different set of mind compared to them. In my opinion, those singers who took their chances in Idol are as great as any singer who found their luck without joining any TV reality shows. Some even better than the ones who are lucky enough to have father in the same industry.
I am not going to name names…but I bet you know some singers who aren’t THAT good but have record just because they have money or their father used to be a musician too. For someone who isn’t so fortunate with money, joining Idol is one of their ways.
David Cook is the best Idol EVER, in my opinion. I have never followed Idol season like I followed his season. When I first saw him singing Livin’ On A Prayer, I was hooked instantly…great voice! He kept on shining the whole season. I love his voice and his way or rearranging the songs to fit his voice. His daring performance by choosing The World I Know by Collective Soul when he supposed to sing songs he had sung before is an inspiration…that song is really beautiful and I love Collective Soul.
When he finally released his album (I wrote a bit about it here), I wasn’t too keen about it. He made songs so typical American Hard Rock music, the songs somehow similar with those from Creed and Chris Daugherty or other hard rock band. My type of rock music is a bit different. But along the years, I finally enjoy his music more. His amazing voice is the best part of it.
About three months ago, I heard rumour that he will come to Jakarta…Horay!! I finally have chance to hear his beautiful voice Live!
Back then, I wished the concert won’t be anytime soon because I was in the middle of L’Arc~en~Ciel hype.
Early June, I found out that he will come on July 17…gyaaa so close!!!
I was facing one important problem : money (L’Arc~en~Ciel had sucked up all my saving)
I finally bought the cheapest ticket available, around $30 (I am rounding up $1 equals 10.000 Rupiah). I really don’t mind being far as long as I can hear his voice
The truth is, there is only 1 band in this world that I want to see up close no matter how expensive the ticket is…and I have seen them last May
Other bands, I am content just to be there and hear them sing.
The promoter that brought DC to Jakarta is very new to me…I hope everything will run well.
Look at the comparison of these vouchers, one is from L’Arc~en~Ciel concert (I didn’t edit it because it’s already in the past) and the other is from the upcoming DC concert (I have to edit it to avoid being copied by others).
Larc Voucher was specially customized for the concert while DC voucher is a kind of receipt for any concert available. I was really disappointed when I received it in my email. Well…I sure hope the promoter knows what best for both the artist and the audience.
See you on July 17 David Cook
Apart from his own songs, I wish he would sing this cover too in Jakarta
Ps. Unlike when watching L’Arc~en~Ciel, I refused to record anything because I didn’t want to miss anything during the concert, I will bring my camera to DC concert and record some songs