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“Who's to say they're not good or not?" Grohl offered. "Imagine Bob Dylan standing there singing 'Blowin' in the Wind' in front of those judges? 'Sorry, it's a little nasally and a little flat. Next.' "
Grohl, who was promoting Foo Fighters' forthcoming album, Sonic Highways (out Nov. 11), and accompanying HBO show, added that differences in vocals are what makes an artist unique in the first place. “People need to appreciate their voice," he said. "I don't want to sing like someone else, I want to sing like me."
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Just this past summer, Linda Perry made the same argument with a parody of the Fox singing show, taking on the persona of vapid pop star “Blue Stone” and rejecting Dylan and Janis Joplin as they auditioned for the fictional competition.
This article originally appeared in THR.com.