05 February 2008

Damn American Idol

It makes me cry every week.

The girl who sang "How Do I Live?" totally got me this time. Amazing.

15 comments:

Hairline Fracture said...

I don't cry every week, but I teared up when she said her dad had just died. She has a great voice, too.

Keen said...

Ah, it's that time of year again. Yay! I totally ditched American Idol in favor of election coverage, but can't wait to get into this season.

Ruth said...

Oh, me too. As soon as they began her backstory I started muttering to myself, "Please let her be a good singer. Please, please, please let her not be terrible." And she was wonderful. And the judges were so nice to her.

Every year I swear I'm not going to get sucked in to AI, and every year someone like her comes along and gets me hooked. Last year it was Melissa Doolittle ... I hope this girl has the chops to go far.

Steph said...

Me too...she was amazing. Such an
impassioned performance.

Jolene said...

Like Ruth, I was really hoping she'd be a great singer....and she was. Amazing. I teared up as well.

Becky said...

Embarrassingly enough, sometimes when they sing, it causes my letdown reflex to kick in.

Nice.

Very nice.

maryschoi said...

I totally got teary eyed too! She was such a great singer! Her story was so moving and she seemed like a genuine person.

Karyn said...

Wow. Apparently, I need to start watching! Did you see, did you see? Obama won the democratic vote in Utah! I have a voice! It's a tiny squeak compared to the giant bellow for Romney around here, but it is a voice nonetheless. :-)

bg's Little Sis said...

Me too!

B.E.C.K. said...

I was also hoping she'd have a good voice after that back story. I got all teary and my son thought I was silly, but her story...and the judges were so great to her, too. I kept saying, "Someone get up and give the girl a hug!" and my son didn't understand why.

jen-again said...

I mist up occasionally when watching AI, but last night I couldn't stop big, fat tears from rolling down my face.

Just your mention of it is making me tear up.

OTRgirl said...

I'm totally out of the TV loop, but it sounds like an amazing moment.

Just caught up on your last few posts, I love the birthday day. What a wonderful gift.

It's funny that, having grown up in a family that was on the receiving end of a lot of charity, I have no problem receiving. I guess it was the norm as a kid. Car to give away? Sure, thanks! It wasn't until marrying a Korean man that I learned the ways of giving. It is all about expectations and what you're used to.

I definitely think that there are seasons, both to receive and to give. Even if it feels like the season has been long, you're still definitely in the receiving season. And that's ok.

Catizhere said...

I LOVED that girl!! Asia? was it?

She's my pick to win it.

buddha_girl said...

Ha! I don't watch it but have heard about the girl singing that song from TONS of people. Gotta love a good tear jerker!

NotBitterYet said...

For those that didn't get to see it (like me) there are all kinds of videos of it posted on YouTube. Just go there and do a search for "american idol how do i live".

And I agree. . . big fat tears from me, too! Hope she gets to the finals and beyond!