Former “American Idol” contestant Alex Lambert is leaving tough, Los Angeles life for home. Without a record deal, the 20-year-old crooner says heading back to Texas is his next step. As another one bites the dust, it’s Twitter food for thought to ask if Sarah Palin may have been right about the majority of “American Idol” contestants.
FORMER “IDOL” STAR ALEX LAMBERT FOLDS
“Back to texas and not do music!” Lambert tweeted. “I’m usually a strong person but I can’t take it anymore.”
In Palin’s recent book, “America by Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith, and Flag,” the former Vice President candidate and political activist claims the pool of “American Idol” contestants are mere “victims of the cult of self-esteem” being strung along to ultimate disappointment.
DID NO ONE TELL ALEX LAMBERT THE “HARD TRUTH?”
She argues that “no one they’ve encountered in their lives” is brave enough to tell them the “hard truth” – which, for Palin, means preaching against the “growing chorus of voices” that she believes is convincing “our kids that hard work isn’t necessary anymore.”
IRONY POINT: “AI” SEASON PREMIERE TONIGHT
Despite the irony of an “unidentified rep” denying Alex Lambert’s tweets of “homelessness” (and the new season premiere of “American Idol” airing tonight), media maven and celebrity culture expert Cooper Lawrence argues some of the same.
MEDIA PSYCH COOPER LAWRENCE CONCURS
“Many kids today grow up thinking they will eventually be movie stars, sports figures, or at least rich,” Lawrence writes, noting earlier in her book, “The Cult of Celebrity” the term “emerging adults” refers to “kids today” that have not yet reached adulthood but are forging through to the eventual state in life, albeit much later than years prior.
ONLY “EMERGING ADULTS” AUDITION FOR “AMERICAN IDOL”
She adds of the group, ranging from 18-25 years old, “A lot of young people also believe that success will come quickly….This may explain why so many emerging adults are choosing to delay the responsibilities of work and family until later on…If you don’t yet consider yourself an adult, you can do things like audition for ‘American Idol’…”
ALEX LAMBERT LEAVES LA BUT SAYS, “I’LL BE BACK!”
Lambert says he’s not quitting music-making for a “real” job and will continue to make music back in Texas. He’s bidding adieu to Los Angeles and no matter what the “haters” say and adds in his tweet, “I’LL BE BACK.”
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