I don't follow American Idol or The Voice or America's Got Talent so when I'm told someone was on one of those shows, I just immediately believe them. When I hear they won the show, I am surprised and want to hear at least a song. When they are as talented as Nick Fradiani; it's more than just one song I listen to and then I become shocked to see their latest video has less than 7k views on Youtube and I just don't understand.
Strip away the tv shows and all that and let's just focus on this young man and his incredible voice and talent. "I'll Wait For You" is Nick's latest single and if you're not tapping your foot along with him by about 12 seconds, I don't know if there's much hope for you in the happiness department. This song is such an upbeat anthem to romance and love and it's a quality pop song. It's big. It's fun and it'll stick with you long after you've listened to it. I don't necessarily like the video as I am not a huge fan of the imagery they're using to evoke emotion. There are so many other avenues they could have taken. Going off to college or anything other than military deployment. I feel like that cheapens the video because it's way too on the nose. It's expected and I honestly don't like the feelings it creates but I can listen to the song and ignore the video.
Nick is far too talented to be relegated to the annals of simply being an American Idol winner. I mean, the only American Idol winners that are even on my radar are Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood. And there have been at least 14 other winners and I can't even name one of them. If he can break away from their control and release music on his own terms and create music that he feels passionate about, he has the potential to reach those same heights as Kelly or Carrie.