Friday, May 12, 2006

Chris Daughtry: Arrogant Son of a Bitch

Unless you've been living under a rock for 3 days, you've heard by now that popular "rocker" Chris Daughtry was surprisingly voted off of American Idol this week. Well... I say surprisingly, because that's the general concensus, but really I wasn't surprised at all. Sure, I thought it would probably be Katherine, but I didn't really bat an eye when they said it was Chris, as I wasn't overly impressed with him the night before.

Sure, anyone can say that after the fact, but it's true. Suspicious Minds and A Little Less Conversation are probably my two favourite Elvis songs (in that order). I was very apathetic about both of his performances, and I was particularly unimpressed with A Little Less Conversation. If you ask me, Jon Peter Lewis did a far superior version two seasons ago.

Truth be told, I was actually sort of happy that Chris was voted off, but only because it all but guaranteed a Taylor/Elliot finale. I've been a Taylor fan throughout, and Elliot's endeared himself to me so much in recent weeks that it will be the final performances that determine my decision, rather than a pre-chosen favourite. That said, that was really the only reason I was happy at the outcome on Wednesday's show, because I did think that Chris was very good.

I'm still happy he was voted off, only now it's for a completely different reason. Chris is a pompous ass, and I'm very happy to see the back of him. Far from wishing him well, I hope his fans realize what a jerk-off he is and never buy any record he may put out. Why do I say this?

Chris did an interview with Entertainment Weekly this week. I think the article speaks for itself. I can't imagine anyone reading that and coming away liking him, and that includes the die-hard fans. Here are some excerpts:

""Nobody expected it. I wasn't the pick to go home. I've been the pick to win."

"I thought [Ryan] was about to say, ''Chris, you can sit down.'' I was like, Man, I can't believe he just said that. It did not feel real at all."

"You know, I had a good night, I felt. I think people may have gotten a little comfortable. People thought, ''This guy is definitely going to win, I don't need to vote for him tonight. Maybe someone else is going to take care of that."

"I honestly feel in my heart Simon just didn't like the second song. I don't think it was me. It was the song."

"I think it has everything to do with people being like, ''Well, he's obviously safe."



"How do you go from that to being voted off? It's a big mystery. It doesn't make sense logically."

"There are a lot of disappointed people and fans. There was floods of mail to Fox last night and today and everyone is like, ''What happened?'' It could be the fact that I made the biggest shock in American Idol history that works to my benefit."

"I think [a rocker winning] could have happened this year. I really do. That's what the biggest shock is. Everyone is so floored because everyone expected me to win. People have to vote. You can't assume someone is safe just because of the comments."

"Right now I'm so shocked."

Like... is he kidding me? I'm shocked too -- shocked that someone could make themselves sound like such an idiot in such a short amount of time.

I've saved this last slice of humble pie for you, Chris. You're going to need it.

44 comments:

Sarah said...

You have an opinion which is great and I respect you for it but please dont be mad with mine. I think you are wrong. Taking bits and pieces of an interview without knowing it's full content is unfair to his character. I am a Chris fan and I will tell you I will never watch that show again. I was shocked as hell. So if I was that shocked imagine how shocked he was when he has been the crowd favorite since auditions. Simon even predicted him to win. He's honest. Should he lie about why he thought he was safe. If someone kept telling you, your pretty, your so beautiufl after awhile you start to think, "heck I am pretty". Same thing. I think you took it the worng way. Being an Idol fan I have never been so intrigued and such a huge fan of anyone until Chris. I watched for him. I wont watch the show. I think there was a voting phone problem from thousands of post on messages boards. I'm telling I voted and it was hard getting through. BUSY! But again this is only my opinion. If you want to see more on why I think Chris was robbed, look at my blog and feel free to comment too!

Sarah said...

Thanks for writing me back and clarifying your opinion. I understand how you could feel that way. I guess being a die hard fan and feeling like I was robbed after season after season on AI the one I really wanted to win and many others have a phone scandal linked to it. I'm tierd of it. I wanted Chris to win from the get go. I never had any other favorites only him. I have no reason to watch AI anymore bc the ones left over, I dont care if they win. I guess that is why I can understand his words when he spoke them in the interview bc I feel it too. When Paula says see you in the finals then the next thing you know Seacrest is like "your going home", it's a shocker.

The only thing I wish you would have done was written down the interviewers words before and after Chris had spoke. Interviewers can prevoke things and sawy people to say things that can look horrible if quoted but if read in it's entirity makes sense. That is all. I meant being fair to his character in the sense that quotes suck. You dont know why someone said what they said until you hear the other persons question or comment. That's all.

As far as the lines go, in AI1 someone was brought back bc of the same scandal. It's that people called and got KATS voice thanking them for voting and why if the phones were so busy and no one could get through, how could he have had the lowest number of votes? No one could vote. I even heard the West coast which I'm on, their votes dont count bc of the time difference. Also people were getteing please hang up and try your call again recordings. It's too many things. Well it seems like you like Taylor so best of luck to you and I hope for you, your AI wins. =) No hard feelings! Thanks for being respectful back. I appreciate adults having discusions.

your oldest friend said...

I love you :)

Awesome commentary. The best.

In total agreement.

poppy said...

I'm in complete agreement with you about Daughtry. He's ridiculously overrated. There's an insincerity to his seriousness that annoys me. This is a problem with a lot of grunge rockers.

At least five of the contestants this season were better than this egomaniac. He was overhyped because they wanted a white guy to win it. That's fine, I suppose, but at least pick a white guy with talent. Hicks and Yamin are superior artists to him in everyway. Hell, even Kevin Covalis is superior!

Marnie said...

Thank you. :)

moonriverguy said...

My brother-in-law always says, "opinions are like assholes, everybody has one." 'nuff said.

Marnie said...

Chris... is that you?

Naviti said...

"I've saved this last slice of humble pie for you, Chris. You're going to need it."

Does that mean you've eaten the rest of it yourself?

Chris is not arrogant and certainly not a "Son of a bitch". But what other choice of words can be expected from a Taylor fan?

Anonymous said...

It's one thing to have an opinion it's another to just be plain nasty. how dare you call Chris an arrogant son of a bitch. You obviously know nothing about him or any things he has done. Since you really don't have a clue, maybe you should just keep your so called opinions to yourself.

Anonymous said...

name calling is immature...how old are you?? Chris is getting ready to take over rock so get used to seeing Daughtry outsell the other idols!!

Anonymous said...

Everyone can say what they want about Chris Daughtry, good or bad. The fact is, Chris is going to Outlast and Outsell everyone anyway. No worries. O.O.O. Woot Woot! \m/ \m/

Skeezer said...

Chris Daughtry has a heart about the size of Texas. If you can't see that you might need to have your eyes checked.

Anonymous said...

Seems kinda ironic that someone who would take the time to meet a sick little girl like Boey could be considered arrogant. What a bunch of absolute nonsense this idiot post. Chris Daughtry is so far from being arrogant it's unreal someone could actually post this trash. Go away with your bullshit would ya?

babygurl said...

do you even know the definition of arrogant? I don't think an "arrogant" person would take time to sign autographs and take pics with their fans. Chris is ALWAYS happy to do that, unlike taylor who looks annoyed and mad half the time.

DAUGHTRY FOREVER!!!

Skeezer said...

Chris Daughtry is taking the time out of his busy life to check on a teenage fan who has had a rough go at life the past year (more than a child or anyoone should ever have to experience). The teenager and her mother are a personal friends of mine and Chris took the time to set up a private meeting for them after a show which meant the world to them. You may have your own opinions on him but ours actually come from people who have met or know him. Which, in the greater scheme of things, means your opinion doesn't have a leg to stand on.

Marnie said...

Hahahahahaha!!!!

Anonymous said...

Daughtry sucks!

Anonymous said...

it's me agian myrna.i am gonna ask a question that we ask the people that say chris is arrogant and they can never answer.why do u think he is arrogant?? what arrogant thing does he do.if u wanan answer me email me ay myrnarulz@yahoo.com

Marnie said...

Jesus Christ!

I think what I wrote speaks for itself!! Did I not say "I did think that Chris was very good"? I had NOTHING AGAINST him until that Godforsaken interview!

I thought his answers to the questions in EW, (and yes, even IN context) showed arrogance and a lack of class. Even if he did think he was going to win, and even if he'd seemed like the favourite (although I still contend even that is a matter of opinion), he should have kept it to himself. Something like "I was surpised and disappointed, but I know this is the type of show where anything can happen, and I wish the others the best" would have sufficed, while still sending the same message.

Instead, over and over, he sounded like a petulant child. A quick Google search would show you that I'm clearly not the only one to hold this particular opinion so I wish you guys would stop acting so shocked.

I also think I should add that this post was written the day after the interview was done, and until you people brought this up again, I hadn't given him or that article a single thought since MAY. The fact that you're still harping about it completely amazes me. Clearly it bothers you what a complete stranger who means nothing to you thinks, and that's just kind of pathetic.

Seriously... no offence, but please get a life. You're not going to change my mind.

Anonymous said...

I have a girl in my office that is a big stocker of Chris and his band and I have had to lisen to his new cd for the past few months. I hate him and I think the CD sucks. Some old shit sounds just like everyone else.

Bogdana said...

He is so unoriginal it makes me want to pull my cochleas out of my ears.

C. Stephen said...

Yes! Finally someone says it right. Chris is a Port Chop Side burn wearing douche bag. I think his comments are that of a person in complete denial. He will be just as all the others.....gone in a year when the new season of Idol starts. Chris, if you’re seeing this.........yes buddy, you really lost because you did not deserve to win. You’re a relief national anthem singer at best. Ride the popularity of Idol as long as you can, you’ll need to find a job cutting hair soon.

Red said...

Ah that guy sucks! I just did a search for "Chris Daughtry sucks" and this came up. You're dead on I hate that idiot he's so ugly and I hope he eats a poison bullet. I don't care what anybody says about opinions. Chris Daughtry sucks is the only one constant universal opinion of truth.

Anonymous said...

He's off key and he wears too much eye make up

Anonymous said...

God lord, I hate hearing this guy on the radio. I get him and Hinder confused, are they the new Creed? They get played all the time!! Get some taste people! If you like him fine, if not fine.

Anonymous said...

chris was the best on the show, plain an simple...it wasn't close...everything he said was right...I'm sure your a really great person, you have the right to judge other people...PLEASE, find something to do with yourself...

Marnie said...

Wait... you're Googling "Chris Daughtry jerk" and then commenting on a 14 month-old blog post, and yet I'M the one who needs to "find something to do with myself"? Hmm...

Ryan said...

First off, I'd like to say that I'm sick of seeing that no-talent ass wipe on VH1. Second, I'm sick of seeing all American Idol douche bags' careers take off because of the stupid and pointless 'reality' show they star in. There's so much raw talent out there waiting to be discovered the appropriate way. You know, actually playing gigs in night clubs and exposing your music to different towns a night. I'm sick of record companies pushing this pop crap. Yes, Daughtry is pop. He's just n'sync, Britney Spears, and Backstreet Boys with a guitar. I can't even differentiate between him and the other so-called alternative bands that exist today. Bottom line...music today sucks ass. There is no originality anymore. The only bands that are actually developing on their sound and recreating themselves are the bands that came out around the early 90's. That was the golden age of music. Even hip-hop was a creative forces in those days. Now every genre has gone down the shit tube thanks to greedy record labels who don't capitalize on real talent anymore, just the profits they can drain from a temporary trend. Stop watching and voting for American Idol crap. Find out what is going in the world, and I don't know, vote for impeachment of good ole Dubbya or something. :) HACK THE PLANET!!!

Ryan said...

P.S.
http://daughtry.justgotowned.com/

Anonymous said...

omg u idiots, if you say daughtry is not an arrogant son of a bitch u must be in love with axl rose too, you must like the self absorbed assholes but i guess thats ur thing, daughtry is not talented he cant do anything but "rock" (which he is even very limited to what he can do there} and if your shocked chris went home OMG get a life and listen to some real music and stop wasting your life away in front of your tv. go listen to your local bands, go to concerts, do something other than idolize a complete jackass.

elasticwaistbandlady said...

My 8 year old daughter was listening to the radio with me and said, "Hey, is that another Daughtry song?" I asked her how she could tell and she said, "Oh, well because they all sound exactly the same."

Yes. Even my 8 year old daughter can identify monotonous music that is nothing but a Creed rehash.

Marnie said...

Haha! Brilliant!

Anonymous said...

Are you kidding? Chris Daughtry is awesome! Have you heard him sing? Home is genius, Over you is awesome, and It's not Over is a work of art. It takes talent to write those songs, and I don't think he'd like people critisizing him. I know you have your own opinions, but is Taylor more popular than Chris? I didn't think so. He may have won American Idol because of a bunch of stupid voters who are blind, but he looks like a 60 year old there on stage trying to shake it up with a stiff back, and it looks like he has arthiritis. So not Idol material. Chris Daughtry is in another world. He rocks, and you all know it. I cant' believe America chose some George Clooney clone who cannot sing or dance to beat Chris Daughtry.

Marnie said...

Well, at the very least, I'm sure Taylor Hicks would be quite happy to know you think of him as a George Clooney clone.

And if I've said it once, I've said it 1000 times -- I didn't neccesarily say Chris Daughtry was horrible. I said he was an asshole. :-)

Anonymous said...

Daughtry does suck - in fact, all American Idol contestants suck - for the simple reason that most of them have marginal talent and took a short cut to "pop" stardom - no paying dues, just pleasing the panel of misanthropes that "appoints" the "Idol".

Daughtry - get a fucking job bagging groceries.

Anonymous said...

This Daughtry character is such an evil individual who fakes and imitates others completely, i hate this muth***fu***er.

The only time I would pay to see Chris Daughtry is him under a Guillotine !!! I'd pay $5000 bucks for that!! !ha ha...crappy idiot!!

Anonymous said...

DAUGHTRY TOTALLY F#$%$NG SUCKS. WHAT A DOUCHE.

Anonymous said...

grunge is grunge, it sucks, pearl jam, nirvana,creed green day dokie, all that shit sucks. it is just like rap music. they all sound alike and imitate each other. tattoos, piercings etc. sad part is 10 20 years from now it'll be worse!!!

Anonymous said...

when grunge and hip hop die out, like disco did maybe music will improve, hell just bring disco back and all that grunge and rap shit should die

DickJohnson said...

If people buy Daughtry C.D.s then record labels will keep paying the band to make music. In my opinion every Daughtry song sounds the same. Their songs also make me nervous and remind my of Monday morning soap operas. But that shouldn't stop other people from listening to Daughtry if they enjoy that kind of music. What really pisses me off is hearing the same damn song everywhere I go.
I'm so sick of hearing "Without You" that I fantasize about bitch slapping Daughtry ...and 3 Doors Down for Let Me Be Myself and Nickelback for Photograph and....

Anonymous said...

His fans are fat 50 year old women with no teeth. Clay Aiken would kick the shit out of Daughtry in a fight.

Anonymous said...

...Hey Sarah....

Are you Chris Daughtry in secret?

Cuz you seem just as shocked as he was... BUT I'M NOT!

thresagreen said...

You bitches make me want to hurl - what a bunch of sad lamers!

GET A FUCKING LIFE...FFS!

Anonymous said...

I still think this fucking douche sucks - one of the few pop writers that when aired forces me to change the radio channel (internet or otherwise) or grab the closest ear buds if (God forbid) he is played in public. His vocal style and phrasing seems virtually the same in all his singles (which he seems to put far more effort into than his actually albums). Of course despite starting with American Idol... he also tries to maintain rocker cred.

I guess if people enjoy his music that's all that really matters. However, I find there are far more emotive, creative and talented artists out there that would love your time more and need and deserve it more since they aren't commercially-backed, singing piggy-banks.