Let's hear it for the losers: the Idol wannabees. The fat, the ugly, the weird, the tone deaf and shrill who look in the mirror and dare to say, despite all evidence to the contrary, "YES. I AM the next American Idol."
It's the triumph of of hope over every socially inflicted wound they've ever experienced, and I'm willing to bet they've suffered quite a few. I wish I had their courage.