My youngest, Thing 4, is an enthusiastic, and dreamy little creature, and though she does have many gifts, singing is not one of them. Not only can she not carry a tune, she can't even carry a couple of notes. But she doesn't realize it. She thinks that someday, she'll be on American Idol. So, to that end, she is making a music video. she has a camera that can shoot video clips and she goes up in her room, turns on the Hannah Montana CD, and rocks out, braying her heart out like a little donkey. I have wondered what she would make of the video evidence when she played it back and heard herself.
So today, she came downstairs and announced, "My voice doesn't sound good on the video." I said, "Hmm... well, maybe you need to practice a bit more." And she answered, "No. I have a really good voice. It just doesn't sound good when it's recorded."
I didn't have the heart to disagree. Let her keep her dreams a little longer.
So now you know how all those bad American Idol contestants get started.