TMZ e-mailed me this interesting post this morning: “Taylor Hicks – ‘Idol’ STILL Makes Stars… Just Look a Me!” LOL! I love how TMZ is able to make a backhanded promotion for Taylor. He’s headlining a show in Las Vegas, which Taylor says is proof that Idol is an incredible platform.
This of course is a follow up post to Kris Allen saying that “the show has been on too long.”
Both Taylor and Kris won American Idol. Taylor was dropped by his label in 2008 and Kris released his second album Thank You Camellia this week.
“American Idol” champ Kris Allen is DEAD WRONG … the show has life in it yet … at least according to Season 5 champ Taylor Hicks — and his own shining success is proof.
Taylor tells TMZ, “American Idol is a juggernaut … Because of my American Idol win, I am able to do the thing that I love most, which is to be an entertainer.”
Taylor adds, “The fact that I am headlining Vegas 6 years after auditioning there and then ultimately winning AI is testament to the incredible platform the show continues to provide for me.”