I’m not a fan of the show.
However, I do like the fact American Idol has a songwriting competition. It allows the people who actually create music to be recognized. If a singer has a pretty face, a great voice, but crap songs, you still don’t have much. The songs are the foundation for everything else. The pretty face and the great voice take that song and build on that solid foundation.
The only reason I even knew American Idol had a songwriting competition is because I stumbled on a news article announcing the winners. You can find that article——->here.
Make Great Music.