Kids In America

Music review by
Cynthea Riesenberg, Common Sense Media
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Talented kids sing with surprising presence.

Parents say

age 6+
Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 5+
Based on 3 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this music.

Positive Messages

What's not to like about ten kids with humongous talent?

Violence & Scariness

The songs do not involve violent themes.

Sexy Stuff

With the exception of the lead and closing tracks, all songs are squeaky clean. But those tracks are mildly objectionable, with phrases like, "Hold on! Hold on! Hold on to my lovin'!/ I've been savin' every little bit of my love for you/ I've been dreamin' just to get by/ It's so exciting, fantasisin.'" and, "Come closer, honey that's better./ Got to get a brand new experience./ Feeling right. Oh don't try to stop baby. Hold me tight."

Language

There is no objectionable language.

Consumerism

There are no tie-ins to brand names, although this CD is an ad for the TV show that is no longer on the air.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Alcohol and drugs are not mentioned.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that most of the tracks are squeaky clean, but the opening and closing songs contain some sexual innuendo.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byCSM Screen Name... April 9, 2008

great kids

I watched the whole series. The talent and heart of these kids was uplifting. Many times their performances brought tears of joy to my old eyes and that of my... Continue reading
Adult Written byMovieMan101 April 9, 2008

KIDS IN AMERCA

American Juniors are annoying and pointless. Parent Preview: Sexual Content: Since this is for four year olds, this is suggestive: 'Hold me tight baby, d... Continue reading
Kid, 9 years old July 16, 2013

amzing programefor fune

good let children wach if it is there age
Teen, 14 years old Written bysockeye-salmon April 9, 2008

No

I wouldn't buy this. My friends bought it, and all I remember was people my age with extremely high voices singing about mature subjects. They are very tal... Continue reading

What's the story?

If anyone doubts the gifts of the kids featured on AMERICAN JUNIORS, this album convincingly presents their talents full strength.

Is it any good?

Morgan Burke belts out "Build Me Up Buttercup" like a veteran, Chauncey Matthews is sweetly tremulous in "A Whole New World," and A.J. Melendez displays impressive range and expression in "I'll Be There."

But the album could have chosen its lead and closing tracks with more sensitivity. For example, in this clean-as-a-whistle album, it grates to hear the finalists join voices in "One Step Closer," singing, "Hold on! Hold on! Hold on to my lovin'!/ I've been savin' every little bit of my love for you/ I've been dreamin' just to get by/ It's so exciting, fantasizin'." And why close the album with "Kids In America," when it has lyrics like, "Kind hearts don't make a new story./ Kind hearts don't grab any glory./ …Come closer, honey that's better./ Got to get a brand new experience./ Feeling right. Oh don't try to stop baby. Hold me tight."

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the prospects for these young singers. What do you think lies ahead for them? Will they achieve stardom, or go back to their homework, sports teams, and friends? What does it mean to be an "American Idol"?

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