She became the instant 'Simon Cowell' of the season when she was shown yelling at the girls: "You’re going to die onstage in front of all those people... I’m going to be laying in my bed watching you just croak... No! What is that? Sing, dammit! Do it from the top one more time, and don’t make a mistake."
Here's what we wrote then:
By now, you've probably heard of the "vocal coach from hell" who was mentoring Thia and Melinda. We couldn't believe what we were seeing!! This was over the top drama and antic from the producers and it's sad that vocal coach, Peggy Blu would allow herself to be played like that all for TV. Poor Thia and Melinda, they had to take the verbal 'abuse' and go through with it... That was a total lowdown! Double thumbs down American Idol!!
Turns out we were right!! Of course it is American Idol who was responsible for painting Peggi Blu in a mosaic of meanness and bitchiness! We were so happy to come across a recent interview on Peggi Blu showing her side of the story.
We have total respect for her and we never blamed her to begin with! We knew the producers were the culprits. What we didn't know was that Peggi wasn't even aware that- that is what "they" (whoever 'they' is) we're going to do. 'They' never told her that she was gonna be called "the vocal coach from hell" all for the 40 million or so viewers to see. And she's fine by that. She was doing her job.
She said wonderful things about Thia and how focused and prepared Thia is for this. Unfortunately, it also meant showing that the real problem was Melinda and her 'work ethic' or lack thereof...
Watch the interview and answer our poll!! Did your view on Peggi Blu changed after you heard her side? or not? Do tell!
Do you think the vocal coach was over the top mean or just right?
First Part: ...tackles the obvious questions about Blu’s time on American Idol and her opinion on being called “the vocal coach from hell. Thoughts on the kids she mentored...
Second Part: More Idol, experience, and the backlash. Also discussed her qualifications to be American Idol’s vocal coach.
Thank you, Mr. Josh Skinner! You are a great interviewer. You showed the very best in your guest and made the interview more like a conversation. That translates to a very engaging and enlightening experience to the listener! :)
via With Josh