What in the fuck? So, last night (we’re late, I know), soul singer Candie Glover won the 12th season of American Idol. She’s the first female winner in over five years; the last female winner was Jordin Sparks. Even more surprising than Candice winning, is that her debut album will be in stores on July 16. Less than two months time. Crazy right? She just won, and the album comes out in two months; meaning, it’ll be shit, and Interscope is rushing it just to capitalize on hope of there still being a “Candice” buzz. This is how we feel:
How can they release an album in two months time? Is Candice not about to go on a huge press tour? Is she not about to go on a huge ‘Idol’ summer tour? Is Interscope just going to pull a Rihanna/Def Jam, and have all the songs already done, and just needing her vocals on them? Will she have any say in the sound? I mean, the winning single that she was given was more along the lines of something I’d expect from a Kelly Clarkson type artist, not a Jill Scott type artist like Candice. Is it really going to be worth rushing her album just to capitalize on a few extra sales? I mean, they’ve even already named the album Music Speaks (which is a realy shitty name btw), and shot the album cover. I don’t know. I just think this is all a big mess. We already know that fans of R&B music don’t buy albums like they used to, so will her album even sell? Will she be like Fnatasia: hot for a second, then gone? At least Fantasia was funny and had a great personality. Candice is boring. Yeah, she can SANG, but she has no personality. Maybe that’s why they’re rushing the album. Who knows. Congratualtions to her for winning though. It’ll be interesting to see how her career pans out, as opposed to Kree Harrsion (runner-up) and Angie Miller (3rd place).