America Idol’s Chris Daughtry Reveals Artists Today Can Make It Big Even Without Talent Shows

Are you a budding artist who is having a hard time getting into successful talent show auditions and, as such, feels like your career won’t ever take off?

Well, Chris Daughtry has some hope for y’all.  Although he’s treading carefully here, Chris Daughtry is conceding that today’s budding professional singers may not require something akin to “American Idol” or “America’s Got Talent” to launch their careers. The former cast member of “Idol” was at LAX on Monday and had a conversation about the state of music and television today. Back in the early 2000s, shows like “AI” provided the ideal platform for stardom. He is a prime example of this; even though he didn’t win the competition, he became a very successful musician.

In light of this, he was questioned about whether he believed that “Idol” and the like were essentially obsolete in the TikTok era, where rising stars could more readily become viral and enter the business. Chris acknowledges the obvious—there are other options—but he won’t go so far as to declare “Idol” is outdated and meaningless. It’s clear that he doesn’t want to criticize the shows openly. In essence, Chris states that he simply can not say whether fewer people will attend “Idol” events in 2024 than there were in 2004. Regarding the inquiry of whether it can produce megastars in the same manner as it did during its peak, he also offers a somewhat dismissive answer and maintains the fact that artists can still be great at working and pushing their craft independently.

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