During this season of American Idol, the most googled search terms that landed people on my blog were “brooke white mormon girl”. So I thought it was fitting to do a little post on her kick off day.
From the moment I saw you in your “Where’s Waldo” shirt and heard your Carly Simon throwback voice, I knew we’d be seeing you in the top 5. Too bad you didn’t make it further than that.
All I can say is: so long. I thought it was so lovely and emotional and slightly disturbing that you were so emotional last night, yet somehow through the river of tears and snot you were able to squeak out a few notes.
You know, you should feel good, though. You went as far as you probably could or should have. You probably could have made it top 3 if you did everything right, but there ain’t no way you’re taking out either David.
Now, as for the next step in your career.
I want you to march straight down to Deseret Book, and make your Mormon pop album. Think of all the 40-50 somethings who are major Carly Simon fans who would LOVE for you to make an album they can buy in their favorite LDS Bookstore…
Plus, your “I survived the America, Hollywood, and Simon Cowell” story and squeaky clean image will all translate into dollars if you follow my advice.
If you don’t and you choose to have a real music career, you will likely have a super short career on some indie lable, since you will never give up artistic control of your albums or your morals – and lets face it, in the music industry, sex sells.
So, go make your acoustic/piano album for Deseret Book, and I’ll see you at the book signing.