As opposed to the original American Idol, AfterIDOL apparently is a singing competition of 16-year-olds. I bet they all had Algebra 2 homework due. It was basically just the usual freak show but with braces.
This country is teeming with Susan Boyles. They may not have such spectacular talents, but there are several million people in this country who don't work and and who have never had the opportunity to find out if they have a talent.