Starz In Their Eyes

Album: Overtones (2007)
Charted: 2
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  • This song is about the fleeting nature of Pop-Idol-style fame and the way that winners of TV talent shows after thinking they have become superstars have to deal with the disillusionment that comes with realizing the truth. Just Jack was particularly thinking of Michelle McManus, the Scottish singer who won Pop Idol and then saw her career founder after an initial flurry of chart-topping success. The track has been used without any apparent irony on a number of reality TV shows.
  • In the Daily Mail, April 13, 2007, Just Jack said: "The song is about the celebrity machine. When Michelle McManus won Pop Idol, everyone was saying it was great, because she had won because of her voice and wasn't being penalized for the fact she was a big girl. Then, just a few weeks later, there were lots of unflattering photographs of her in a swimsuit in Heat magazine. She went from being celebrated to being ridiculed in a really short space of time. It's a cautionary tale, telling people to be careful of believing in TV." >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Edward Pearce - Ashford, Kent, England, for above 2


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