the KEN LEE video of the woman singing Mariah Carey's version of "Without You" (under the title "Ken Lee" uhm-? "can't live"?) has been viewed millions upon millions of times... and I thought: gosh Music Idol Bulgaria must just be a painfully embarrassing pop slaughterfest (the Bulgarian fast food worker kid doing the Michael Jackson Billie Jean impression! Ouch.) THere are many videos to support that theory, including the one I found this monring where, of course there are just things that are bizarre as well, such as the Whitney Houston-meets-Beirut version of I will always love you)(whoa!)
So... there is laughter and cruelty, there are people being people in all their bizarre uniqueness even as they attempt to imitate the demi-gods of cool... I thought that it was just all mean fun, that Bulgarian Music Idol...
BUT THEN I found this video of Nevena Coneva (or Nevena Tzoneva?), which completely blew me away for the opposite reasons:
"Nevena, 20 year old girl from Nothern Bulgaria sings a folk song from Rhodope mountains after the ceremony when she was crowned as the first Bulgarian Music Idol ever!" Speaking of which, I should check back and see what the Bulgarian Women's Choir are up to these days... or is it Chorus?