I'm a sucker for American Idol this year. Actually, I think this is the first season that I've actually made it a point to sit down and watch it. I'm seeing a lot of parallels between the judges and agents.....So, for a quick post and hopefully great discussion; what kind of agent do you want?
Simon: He shoots straight without using the tact or one positive for each negative rule. On the other hand, this gives you the opportunity to go straight to the heart of your weakness and improve it. Must be thick-skinned and most likely willing to have most everything perfect before representation is offered.
Kara: She's the type of high fashion, slightly better than you agent. However, she will always call you 'honey' and try to be positive in the light of your failures. She would be the agent that is great for promotion and pointing out your strengths and weaknesses. She also tries really hard to be nice. :0) Must love shoes/clothing. This is the agent you call when you have a red-carpet event, but possibly not a grammatical error.
Randy: He's going to be your friend. He wants to guide you and see you grow and improve. He'll also point out your weaknesses with hilarity. He'll be honest with you, but he'll see the potential and make it grow. He's also one to see marketing opportunities.
Since I haven't seen Ellen judge yet, I won't make any assumptions. Except that I imagine she will make a lot of jokes on your suffering behalf. :0) All in that supportive, smiling, friendly Ellen kind of way. And then she'll feel really bad and buy you a car or something if everything goes wrong.
So, inquiring minds want to know. Who's your dream judge...err agent? :0)