Wednesday, August 31, 2005

AS IF HAVING TO HANG OUT WITH SIMON COWELL WASN'T BAD ENOUGH

We bet it seemed like a great idea at the time: stage a zombie invasion of the American Idol auditions in Austin. And it would have been an amusing stunt satirising the whole TV talent show ethos - except... well, the zombies couldn't help but be flattered by the TV crew to get involved with the programme:

"We've been on 24-hour zombie watch," said coordinating producer Patrick Lynn. "We thought it would be fun to have them on the show."

And that is how the zombies ended up squatting down on the concrete of the Erwin Center's second level, signing release forms to allow their images to be broadcast by Fox TV.

"Zombies, I need you back here!" Lynn shouted. "All you zombies, I need to get a group shot!" The undead complied, waving their bloodied limbs about for the TV cameras.


Of course, turning a bunch of the clinically dead into teatime TV fodder is nothing new to Cowell. We've not forgotten One True Voice.


2 comments:

mrdiscopop said...

Surely it was Pete Waterman who was responsible for One True Voice? Cowell didn't have anything to do with Pop Stars: The Rivals.

I wouldn't be surprised if the ad for Zombies was posted on Craigslist by a member of the American Idol production team, given how staged the programme has become.

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