The music world was rocked by the still unexplained death of Amy Winehouse at the age of 27 this week, and Idolator readers were quick to express their sadness and shock. Other topics that sparked heated debate among pop fans include a preview of Adam Lambert’s VH1 ‘Behind The Music’ special, and the possibility of Katy Perry matching Michael Jackson’s long-held record of scoring five number one hits from the same album. Head below to see what our always-on-the-ball readers had to say about these developments.
::Nyan was one of the many readers in shock at the news of Amy Winehouse’s untimely passing: “Wow. I knew it was bad but not this bad. Rest in Peace, Amy.”
::Kim spoke for many of the Brit’s fans with this comment: “Rest in peace, Amy. Love your music. You’ll be missed.”
::Brandon Hall looked at the tragedy from a different angle: “Lets all be honest here, this is sad its always unfortunate to lose a talented singer before their time, but lets face it this is a shock to no one with her behavior it was only a matter of time.”
::JC thought Adam Lambert’s VH1 ‘Behind The Music’ special was preoccupied with his sexuality: “It shows just how little progress has been made when sexuality is still such a big issue. Uptight, puritanical, conservative America needs to wake up.”
::Zachariah Martinez upset some Glambert stans with this comment: “This dude hasn’t even put out a 2nd cd, or made an impact on the music industry… and he has his own BTM why???”
::Kim retaliated by shading the winner of American Idol Season 8: “Kris who???”
::Gabriel Aaron Campos was having none of our Katy Perry Vs Michael Jackson poll: “She doesn’t even have an inch of talent to be put in the same headline as Michael Jackson, unless you are of course talking about her boobs.”
::Martin felt much the same way: “Michael was and is a icon, who is Katy? The comparison is ridiculous.”
:: Finally, Suzy found the real-life Smurfette’s chart success depressing: “That someone like Katy Perry can ‘match’ the chart record of Michael Jackson only highlights the sad state the music industry is now compared to the 80s. In the 80s we had Michael Jackson, Prince, lots of original and creative bands and solo artists. What do we have now? Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, oh and I forgot Lady Gaga who lives from ripping off 90s eurodance music and Madonna’s image.” Tell us how you really feel!
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