Monday, November 06, 2006

Taylor Hicks Obession

Do we, “The Soul Patrol” have a Taylor Hicks Obsession? Is it because he is a celebrity? A new article states that might just be the case, I however do not think this is so. The articles says “By now almost everyone in the US knows that the winner of American Idol 2006 was 30-year-old Taylor Hicks, a soul singer, songwriter and musician shrouded in obscurity for a decade, before rising to prominence in the fifth season of American Idol. It goes on to say people have Celebrity Worship Syndrome, or Celebrity Obsession Syndrome -- or even Mad Icon Disease. They all describe an unhealthy obsession with the lives of the rich and famous. According to those who say they know, about a third of us have it to some degree.” So do we have a Taylor Hicks Obsession?

Taylor Hicks came on American Idol as just an ordinary guy looking to live his dream. Fans fell for his voice, charm and personality. He was not a celebrity when the voting started. He was a guy who wanted to share his talent with the viewing public and the viewing public loved him and said, “Yes! This is the American Idol we want”. So no we don’t have a Taylor Hicks Obsession at least not because he was a celebrity and everyone jumped on his coat tales.

However, now, The Soul Patrol may have a Taylor Hicks Obsession but again it’s not because he is a “celebrity”. It is because we saw him do his utmost best each week. We saw him take criticism and insults from Simon with a smile on his face. We know how much he respects The Soul Patrol. He does everything he can to keep us up to date on what is going on with his career. This ordinary guy next door has a voice that is heavenly and when he pulls out the harp the fans knees turn to butter. But he is also a caring and nice man so if The Soul Patrol as some sort of syndrome called a Taylor Hicks Obsession I don’t think any member will be seeking to get rid of it. Please leave a comment and tell everyone about your “Syndrome”. We will discuss how to “Keep It.”


cathy hancock said...

Just a simple article, articulating what all us simple folk feel about a simple man who simply makes us smile with his simply wonderful style. Simplistically stated, I know. I simply must be going now.

NotASheep said...

I've been a fan of Taylor's since I first heard him at the AI audition. Am I obsessed? I might be. Just a little bit. But, I can't think of a better subject to be obsessed about!!!!