While Quentin Tarantino is beyond any reasonable doubt an American idol, we’re actually talking about the TV show. Yes, the colourful karaoke headache that is the search for America’s next best singer.
Tarantino made a guest appearance on the show to ‘direct’ the final seven competitors. His encouragement that contestant Anoop Desai “kill” Bryan Adams’ ‘Everything I Do’ was a particular highlight.
Like Stephen Fry and Ian McKellen dabblings in pop culture, Tarantino’s appearance on Idol wasn’t just a nod-wink joke – it was a sign of his love for all kinds of culture. No matter how glitzy.