Cooper’s Talent Show Fears

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August 1, 2010 | 9:00pm EST

Alice Cooper fears real talent will be overlooked on singing shows such as American Idol – because artists with “individuality” are often rejected in the early stages of the competition.

The rocker performed on the finale of the hit TV show in May, but the star admits the process singing wannabes go through on the series can be a little too selective.

He tells British chat show host Alan Carr, “To have Alice Cooper on the American Idol finale… we were the only rock ‘n’ roll that night.

“I keep thinking what would happen if a Bob Dylan shows up or somebody with any individuality? They wouldn’t make it past three seconds.”