It seems my recent postings about my aggrevation involving John Stevens from American Idol upset a few of my readers out there. Instead of replying to all of the messages/email I received over the two posts individually I figured I’d make a single rebuttal here. First let’s look over some of the better ones.
“with (sic) all that is going on in this world today, I just dont understand how someone can have so much hate. John Stevens seems like a great kid and even though he maybe wasnt cutout (sic) for THIS competition, he does have talent and can sing. He is just a kid you guys. Give him a break.” (Posted by lisa Garrison on Apr 29, 2004 at 05:43 EDT)
“Talk about an asshole have you looked in the mirror lately? He might not have the best voice on the show, but his personality is one of the better ones, which is more than I can say about yours. You hide behind a website. We cant even see your face, too ugly is it? And did it ever occur to you that this is only a reality tv show, what is up with you?” (Posted by Jill on May 2, 2004 at 07:54 EDT)
“so (sic) john (sic) isnt (sic) the greatest singer, hes an amazing person. if (sic) he put out a swing album rite (sic) now, i (sic) would buy it and i (sic) know alot (sic) of other people who would to. maybe (sic) he just doesnt (sic) appeal to you but he doesnt (sic) suck. and diana degarmo (sic) is such a good singer. youll (sic) have to wait a long time before she gets voted off” (Posted by Anita on Apr 28, 2004 at 10:01 EDT)
“I just wanted to express my opinions about your site and your john stevens (sic) bashing views. I would hope that you would keep in mind that this young man was only 16. He had the balls to go in front of God and everybody to do what he likes to do. He took criticism with an open mind, which you might want to have too.” (Email from Tiffany)
First off, I didn’t know any girls except my Mom and fiancee read this site. For that matter I didn’t know anyone read this site, though I do get a whopping 100 hits or so a day (Google here I come!). At any rate here is my rebuttal(s) in a nice easy-to-digest format.
- For the last time: not once did I say John Stevens was a bad person in *any* of my posts. Go ahead and look them over again … (waiting for you to look them over) … see! Not a single mention that John is a bad person. In fact, I think he’s probably one of the nicest guys I’ve never met personally.
- Having said the above, I’d like to point out that his singing talent is both underdeveloped and singulary. He’s only truly good at singing Rat Pack type songs. As I’ve said to others who watch this show; he’d have won if this was American Idol 1955, but it’s not. He consistently garnered unfavorable reviews when singing any other type of music and, in fact, barely got good reviews when it was his genre of music.
- I completely agree that John took every thrashing from the Judges like a man and with a great attitude (Who wouldn’t? He’s having the time of his life for sure). Simon said this much during his last review.
- I’m not an asshole for expressing my opinion on his lack of singing abilities. By attacking me personally you make yourselves no better than what you say I am.
- You can view my pictures online in the section at the top of this page clearly marked “photos”.
At any rate, there is/are my argument(s). Thank you to all who responded. I think it’s funny that I regularily blog about hot topics such as gay rights and the war in Iraq without so much as a peep from my readers (all 10 of you), but when I say a guy sucks at singing the whole damn site lights up. Odd.
Note: (sic) means “Thus; so. Used to indicate that a quoted passage, especially one containing an error or unconventional spelling, has been retained in its original form or written intentionally.”
I have a question . Where can I send John stevens his birthday present and card. His birthday is July 28
I just finished reading the reply’s about your comments on John Stevens ( more than a little late) I I agree with you. It’s hillarious how people react to thingd like that. You were only expressing your veiws on the singer, it’s called free speach. Good job!
John Stevens is still the love of my life. I wish I could meet him so I could tell him something because I cant hide it anymore! I LOVE U JOHN!
I did not see what you originally posted about John Stevens. As long as you didn’t say he needed to be shot — I think I remember hearing that a DJ said something like that. No one deserves that.
I agree with you that John Stevens was awful on American Idol. I was beginning to get worried that he might end up the winner for a while there.
I love that “Rat Pack” genre of music, but only when it is sung well. I directed many misguided John Stevens fans to check out Michael Buble, another young crooner, who can actually sing.
I understand that John Stevens made a lot of improvement by the summer tour and that he actually sounded good. Hopefully those reports weren’t from the nitwits who voted for him last year.
Tonight I read that John Stevens has a CD called “red” coming out on April 27th. If you check out amazon.com he already has a CD out that contains four tracks. No clips were available to sample, however.
I may just have to check out this CD.
I’ll be interested to hear what you have to say about the newest American Idol season.
I really really liked john stevens and I was really sad when he was voted off. I would buy his cd isn’t it coming out soon?
I have been following up on news and development about John Stevens since American Idol. I’m so pleased to hear that he has a new CD coming out (I hope it is final for the June date).
I even wrote on David Foster’s website suggesting if Mr. Foster could produced three classical singers in the person of Josh Groban, whose voice is phenomenal, John Stevens (whom I heard is learning Italian songs), and Billy Gilman, whose singing prowess made him very famous, too.
I believe not only the Rat Pack style of singing would make John famous, but also a classical one. These three singers I mentioned have one thing in common…….a beatiful voice given by God.
I hope someday Mr. David Foster would put these three together, not to compete with each other, but to make the classical culture in existence.
i am 7 and i love you soooooooooo much when you got out of american idol i was crying sooooooooo much i still am i love how you sing i never really liked jazz but when you sing it you make it fun to hear everyone in my family wants to marry you i love your red hair it is so cool and i love your skin it is so cool i think you are the cutest person in the world