Lame, lame, lame, lame!!! I've had it up to HERE with "reality" shows. I watch TV to ESCAPE reality, not to see some knucklehead murder a good song. At least when you're at a bar, they have excuses for singing bad.
And why, WHY do they insist on mouthing off to the judges?? Hello?? Who's in the music industry, and who couldn't carry a tune with Velrco gloves and a Nerf ball? Jeeeezzz. Just say, "OK, thanks, I'll try to work on that." and get off the stage, and back to the onion-ring fryer, my order is up.
Now, I'm not dissing on anyone's dream. I give anyone who bears their soul in front of a crowd alot of credit. But, have some sense and decency, and act with a little tact and respect.
Hey, why not have a "DJ reality show"? The producers make a fake party, and you have to go in, setup, pick music, MC, etc. etc. Winner gets to keep all the gear and music at the end!