Well, the Idol 12 are in. The only real surprise for me last night was Aysha--(I know I didn't spell her name right.)
I think it's a good top twelve. I still think there will be more boys than girls around in a few weeks.
This Idol contest makes me think of us writers who are trying to get published amidst a sea of thousands of people trying to be published. There are a lot of good writers. There are probably a lot of great writers. Just like the contestants on Idol....they are all great. But what makes them stand out? What makes them connect with the crowd? What makes them able to have people clapping at the end of the performance?
It's what they bring to each song. As writers we have our own personality and experiences we can bring to each book. No other author has our exact emotions to each situation. We have to bring ourselves to our work and dig deep to grab that connection with editors and agents to make them believe in what we are doing.
Which Idol's do you think connect with the audience most?