I think it's all getting overly complex. others may find less polite words.
respecting occam's razor must be very boring.
jessica is absolutely great, and has perfect looks. the domestic TV who adopts her must have affiliation with FOX.
naturally, when fox is also a political weapon, the deal will have a component that creates positive image for the greatness of the USA and her artists. the american artist will be hyped, and the subcultural context will be used to pull in that domestic broadcaster, and allow it to gain something for their own also.
in every country the effect is to make the local artists appear less bright. the outlet has to be local forces, which then creates the notorious, confusing cognitive dissonance.
filipino jury, filipino journalists.
the outcome, anticipated, is inner conflict. but only, until people really get it.
who would think the makers of american media (idol is a deal between media and content biz) aren't experts, in making colonial mentality their tool? when their forefathers have deliberately created sure more than half of that disease in the first place!
everything american is better per definitionem, and immigrants will confirm strongly (or they aren't receiving citizenship). very self-adjusting.
but this does not define all americans.
in analogy, a bunch of politicized journalists does not define the philippines.
the philippines don't hate charice.
the mad guy originally from egypt made a sick video. a bunch of political islamists now is telling america hates muslims. that's about the medieval way of thinking.
the real question is, WHO elevated jessica with what intent?
average people just are happy that she is that good and from the typical mentality are "proud" of her because they see some group-connection with her origin.
but eventually it is all "idol". it is the benefit of that show and its background. they create opinion and make it a commodity.
idol has huge toolbox and capacity in dealing with local press.
some local media get tricked into the whole thing because there is something spectacular to write about.
others are actually affiliated via the backroom and some fees and services. there might be a joint venture situation.
the rest of the media is strongly opposing and hating on the LOCAL idol artists.
sad to say, but courtney is trapped in the scheme.
as a non-filipino she is telling filipinos to prefer charice over jessica because she is more filipino. while colonial mentality victims are preferring jessica because she is more american.
the normal, modern person just would make it a matter of taste, and perhaps prefer the younger, fresher act which is the regular way in today's pop business.