I make it a point NOT to watch American Idol, I have two reasons. (1) I don't like the melody-less tunes they choose to sing, and (2) they are trying to create an idol. Idols earn their idol-ness by years of entertaining, like, say, Bob Hope or Bing Crosby, not six weeks on one network show.
But Idol was on while I was doing something else and it caught my attention, AND they were good. I just thought I ought to give credit to the young artists since I didn't give them their due before.