To the Press-Democrat, 26-year-old Paul McDonald provides a reality check to his younger, more naive mates in the Season 10 “Idols Live” crew:
And as we all know, the show is very very scripted. It leaves very little room for improvisation.
“I don’t know if they get it. I keep sticking it in their heads like guys this is a misbelief of what rock ’n roll is like. It’s not gonna be like this always. When a half-dozen of them are complaining I want to like shake em …
“We get to pretend like we are rock ’n roll stars for a summer. We are seeing what it’s like to play before thousands a night. After the show it won’t be like that unless you have like hit records. You don’t go from arenas and then back to arenas. You go back down to the club circuit and build your own name.
“I tell them to soak this all in cause you aren’t going to be cruising in six tour buses and a crew with catering. Normally you are loading in your own gear and hopping back in the van and cruising to the next city.”
-”Idols Live’ is going to the Phillipines in September. They went there season 3, when Jasmine Trias was popular. Are they going there this year because of Thia Megia?