Viewers Would Have Voted To See Mariah's Grammy Acceptance Speech
With the Grammys losing to Idol in the ratings war, many people are speculating as to why America, particularly the younger demographic, prefers to watch the singing competition. Some feel that the Grammys are an adult show, catering to the crowd who wants to see performances by Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney and the Sly Stone tribute. This year it could be argued that the Grammys did not televise enough awards, since the show was dominated by live performances. For instance, Mariah Carey had a monster year on the charts, but not one of her Grammy wins was shown on TV. Perhaps the younger crowd would rather see their favorite artists win a trophy and make a speech than perform live. The problem also could be the glut of awards shows that are shown on television, and the fact that people would rather watch awards that the public actually votes on - like the American Music Awards and the People's Choice Awards - rather than ones the Academy chooses.