I'm not a fan of American Idol by any means, but I thought Taylor Hicks was a breath of fresh air just because he wasn't one of the wailing, caterwauling, warbling, over-emotive divas that the show is usually responsible for churning out. This includes the big dude who won a while back whose name I completely forget because he's done absolutely nothing since winning, while the little pixie Clay Aiken who came in second actually had an entire career since then. Now, however, thanks to Ford's ambush marketing campaign, I am eagerly awaiting the day when Taylor Hicks completely disappears.
I almost said "dies" there in place of "completely disappears," and I have to admit that I really have said it to friends numerous times. But I just realized that if he died, he'd immediately become a legend and that's the last thing I want to have happen to Taylor Hicks. No, what I want to have happen to Taylor Hicks because of Ford's incessant, unstoppable, you-can't-escape-it ad campaign is for every one of those people who feverishly dialed in week after week to support him or anyone associated with this show to just grow so sick of him that they can't take it anymore and hopefully they'll never buy a Ford because of it. Or a Taylor Hicks album.
In case you somehow haven't seen it - lucky you - the commercial is just Taylor Hicks doing his white-man soul on top of some kind of circular, glowing-blue stage to some song I take it is called "Possibilities." And there's some Ford-related stuff in there, too. But, following a trend in modern advertising, I truly cannot say what product is actually being advertised other than Ford itself. Brilliant marketing, guys, brilliant. And it plays in nearly every commercial break on every major network, even on many cable networks, and sometimes plays more than once in each commercial break. Its repetitiveness is Chinese water torture - you know it's coming, you just don't know exactly when.