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The idea for this show came from several different moments.
One of them was the culmination of the one and only season of American Idol I watched all the way through.
On the final episode, Fantasia Barrino was the winner with, oddly enough, Jennifer Hudson finishing pretty far back in the pack. Barrino stepped up to sing what is called, in the AI world, her coronation song. It was called "I Believe." It immediately went number one, and let me assure you that you've heard it before even if you've never heard of it. There was nothing terribly wrong with it. It was just an averaging of about eight musical cliches.
My reactions to Fantasia came flooding back to me this year when I watched the Grammys. There were so many talented performers -- Beyonce and Pink, for starters -- and so little memorable songwriting. But what exactly, does that mean. What's a "Good song?"