Of Idol & Entrepreneurs

Last night was the airing of American Idol's initial auditions that were held at the Midtown W in Atlanta.  The kids love the the show so we were having a little family TV time.  

As I was watching I was amazed by how much the first round of American Idol is like advising early stage entrepreneurs.  Many contestants and entrepreneurs alike don't understand when they lack the skills needed to compete, make poor song/business choices, and do not listen to feedback.  Or if they listen to the feedback, take it personal, get mad, and call those giving advice idiots or worse.

The other thing that is just like Idol is this magical moment of anticipation when you are seeing a person for the first time.  You really want something amazing to come out of their mouth.  More often than not it does not, but from time to time there's that "you're going to Hollywood" moment.  And that is when the real fun and ability to improve and be successful begins. 

Last night the Atlanta auditions ended with the not aged qualified 62 year old General Larry Platt's original ode to saggy drawers, "Pants on the Ground." 

It's catchy. Somebody is going to make it into a hit. 

And while I am not a big fan of country music Mallorie Haley is quite attractive and sure can sing. She has the skills and made a great song choice.  If she listens and works my bet is that she makes it to the finals.

January 14, 2010  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Current Affairs, Entrepreneurship