Whose Record of the Year Was It?

Gareth Gates, who won {insert generic pop TV competition here} (I can’t remember), has come top of the 2002 Record of the Year competition.

Shurely shome mishtake? I believe this is a song originally sung by the Righteous Brothers. Gates’ rendition is strikingly similar to the original – surely they should be awarded the prize and he just get a congratulations for being able to sing – his record company simply seem to go through buying rights to others’ songs, and just adding a new voice to them?

Grrrr. A few of us were chatting last night about all this Pop Idol/Star rubbish – the conclusion being a lot of these people are clearly able to sing, it just comes down to how good they look on stage. Hmmm, sounds familiar?