I’ve been watching enough competitions to know a ringer when I see one. I’m not sure who this kid is, but he smells like money. He’s 23 trying to look 17. He did an original song during his audition TWICE (click though for that YouTube) that’s two times it was played on TV and all over Youtube the kid has already won. American Idol loves a white guy with a guitar and this kid is so well rehearsed he can’t fail. Noticed how perfectly he hits his minute and a half mark on this song. During The Voice last season people were talking to me about Jordan Smith. I didn’t have the heart to tell them he was a recruit. I knew the moment I saw his college. That place has been recruiting grounds for all the shows and in fact I think his choir was on another voice competition show.
I suppose it doesn’t matter if they wander in off the streets or if their manage got the gig. I think this kid has been groomed for this show for years. And I think he is spectacular.
I’m not buying the hair he spends hours mussing up, the undersized guitar to add to his boyish look, or the buttoned up shirt he wears when he does his Asperger’s awkward stride off the stage. But I’m buying his talent.
He’s good. He’s really good.
I’m not so sure his real last name is Bourg either. But you know me and my conspiracy theories…