With a little help from Ken Lee
Over the last few years that American Idol (often referred to here as American Idiot) has been on, I've seen some pretty strange acts pass. Of course I've seen some acts that were just plain awful get put to justice by my hero, Simon Cowell.
On what appears to be another topic, an old deacon friend of mine from my Holy Name days once told me that "you could sing the Latin Mass in Swahili and people wouldn't know the difference".
Now, let's go to Bulgaria, where they have the Bulgarian equivalent to American Idol, called Music Idol. Where my deacon friend thinks that Swahili can pass for Latin, you should see what the Bulgarians pass as English. Mind you, Paula Abdul (fluent in English) is on this panel.
If you think the song's funny, you should see the last few seconds when Paula asks this contestant what language she sang in.
Apparently it passed, as this lady got to sing it again in front of an audience.
A somewhat improved version of the same song, I'll say. I do, however, give her credit for trying her hand at English. It could be a lot worse --- like William Hung, who didn't make the show, but somehow managed to get a record deal (one would hope for the comedy shelves and not the music shelves).