It was no secret that during Season 5 of American Idol (of which I have been a huge fan since Season 2) I was cheering for Chris Daughtry to be kicked off. The week he was removed and Elliott Yamin stayed — the best AI week ever.
It wasn’t that he was a bad performer, it’s that I do not appreciate the style of music he was representing. The Creed / Nickelback, growly, grunge rock genre is my least favorite of all genres of music. Music like that should’ve stayed in the 90s, and we certainly don’t need to be promoting new performers to sing in a style that should’ve disappeared 10 years ago. That’s just my opinion, but it does explain my extreme dislike for Chris Daughtry.
But, alas, his CD singles are getting some airtime these days, and it’s time for me to eat my hat. I thought it would suck. I thought it would be band driven and would not represent his vocal talent well at all.
And I was wrong.
It’s actually pretty good. I don’t buy CDs these days, so I won’t be buying it, but I do listen in when his songs come on the radio. And I actually enjoy it.
Sorry, Chris, for the low expectations. Thank your producer for doing you many huge favors. And thank the public for forgiving you for this: