False Idols

Antony and the Johnsons meet American Idol.

By Brian McManus
Add Comment Add Comment | Comments: 3 | Posted Jan. 28, 2009

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Simon: "A dress, right. Are you a woman?"

Paula: "Simon!"

Simon: "What? He has very feminine features and is wearing a dress."

Antony: "I'm transgendered."

Simon: "Perfect. Transgendered. And I guess that would explain the makeup."

Antony: "That's more for theater's sake."

Simon: "Well, it's more foolish than dramatic."

Paula: "Simon!"

Simon: "And your voice. What was that? So incredibly odd."

Paula: "Simon!"

Simon: "Randy, what did you think of his/her voice?"

Randy: "Wowww. Dude. Dawg, it was strange, dawg."

Simon: "Utterly strange."

Antony: "People think that at first maybe, but they warm to it. People begin to really like it."

Paula: "It's an acquired taste."

Simon: "An acquired taste? Not on your life. Tom Waits' voice is an acquired taste. Antony's is ... something else."

Randy: "Dawg, it was strange, dawg. I mean, dude, dawg. Mannnn. Dawg. Wowww."

Simon: "You can't tell me anyone would ever like your voice. Who would warm to it?"

Antony: "My first album with my band the Johnsons I Am a Bird Now won the Mercury Prize in England. It's awarded to the album considered best in England or Ireland in a given year. It also won Pitchfork's Album of the Year for 2005."

Simon: "No accounting for taste."

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1. elyse said... on Jan 28, 2009 at 09:18AM

“spot on! haha. loved reading this.”

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2. hey said... on Jan 30, 2009 at 02:04AM

“ive been so freakin bored with the two latest shows. for one reason. they keep edit paula out and i dont enjoy the show when shes not active. i almost hope ratings will go down so that producers learn their lesson. i also feel the new judge needs to go and almost all fans agree with me. ”

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