Sunday, February 11, 2007

2 Seconds of 15 Minutes

So check it out. Last September, Emily, my wife, took our daughter, Ida, and her mom up to Seattle to do something she's always wanted to do- try out for American Idol. Not because she's like a lot of those deluded freaks, but because she thought it might be fun to try out for a television phenomenon. Like auditioning for a game show. It'd be cool to get on, but your heart's not crushed if they tell you no. And she LOVES to sing, so why not? Now, I don't know how much you guys know about the Idol- but it seems that there are auditions that go on before the "judges" see anyone....auditions for the producers. My guess is that the producers go throught the masses and pick:
a) folks they truly think are really quite amazing
b) the absolute worst, freakiest warblers going
c) a smattering of the middle ground- just to have people get rejected who may actually have some talent.

and that's it. But they never show this on TV....viewers are led to think that the millions you see in the stadiums are going to sing for the "big three", (You'll never see those names typed up on THIS blog- forget it.) but I guess it's really more like hundreds.

So, anyway. While Em, Ida, and Shirley were hanging out in the stands waiting to sing, a camera crew waltzes up and films my little girl....and how could they not, she's cute as hell and wearing a "My Mommy is a Rock Star" shirt. And now I was forced to watch the entire episode that dealt with Seattle, in hopes of catching a glimpse of my favorite people on TV. No go. Talk about torture....I'd rather fly on an airplane to Prague with leeches on my wang (it's a LONG flight). And no shot of Em or Ida.

But just this past week, one of Em's friends sent her the pic epsiode where I guess they were re-capping all the audition cities...and Whammo! two seconds of absolute adorableness.

Pretty cool, eh?
Now if I could just get my hands on a tape of the show....or even a Quicktime file.....anybody out there have one?

watching: Batman Begins
listening to: Kind of Like Spitting


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