Does American Idol Work?


The American Idol finale took place last night and for the most part the show featured slightly washed up singers (attempting to mimic Freddie Mercury) and “Brady Bunch” like numbers by the 12 finalists.  The highlight of the show was Gladys Knight, Ben Stiller, Jack Black, and Robert Downey Junior performing the song, “Midnight Train to Georgia:”


For a critical look at American Idol see the recent New Yorker article.  Oh, the New Yorker seems to think that Idol does, indeed, work.

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