“This is not American Idol“, says Scott Borchetta.
Borchetta has uttered these lines after critics voiced on Swift’s performance with Steve Nicks. With this, Kelly Clarkson wrote an open letter (through her blog) to Borchetta saying:
“Wow… Dear Scott Borchetta, I understand defending your artist obviously because I have done the same in the past for artists I like, including Taylor, so you might see why it’s upsetting to read you attacking American Idol for producing simply vocalists that hit ‘the high notes’… You know what, we not only hit the high notes, you forgot to mention we generally hit the ‘right’ notes as well. Every artist has a bad performance or two and that is understandable, but throwing blame will not make the situation at hand any better.”