The Music Industry Is Such a Strange World
Many people--Filipinos or not--always give more importance on lesser skills than higher skills.
For example, they'd rather rave on someone who could belt the highest Mariah Carey note or imitate a Lady Gaga stunt than on some obscure band or artist who has created a well-arranged and well-produced original composition.
Most, if not all, talent shows always compel their contestants to ape an already established group or artist, manufacturing copycats and wannabes, rather than encourage individuals to thrive on their originality and creativity.
They fail to realize that many of the now popular artists whom they are trying to copy or ride on their coattails started as small and obscure. They always wanted a shortcut!
The realm of music expression, entertainment, and industry is such a strange world.