Day 27- Vanessa Wolfe

I won't even pretend to be embarrassed that I watch American Idol because that would be insincere.  I am a sucker for that show- the sappy back stories, the triumphs of the seemingly unlikely stars, and the heartwarming realizations as you watch the dreams of others coming true.  I know, I know, I'm a cheeseball.  What can I say?

I have been a bit disillusioned the past few seasons because it seemed as if image and looks were becoming more important than talent or passion or growth.  Luckily, the judges put through a contestant tonight who was a throwback to what I love about the show.  Her name was Vanessa Wolfe, and she had it all.  She was preceded by a touching back story about her life as a trapped small town girl who just wanted to do something bigger and better.  She had a fantastic country voice.  She had a dream and a passion for what she was doing.  And, when the judges put her through to Hollywood, she said "I get to go on an aeroplane?!"  Ahhh... flashbacks to Kellie Pickler.     

Honorable Mention: Jermaine Russell, the singing police officer, and the "Pants on the Ground" song

Thank you, Vanessa Wolfe, you made my day.


Rachel said…
Vanessa Wolfe made my day when I watched American Idol last week, too! She is so sweet and optimistic. I teared up watching her audition and the subsequent invitation to Hollywood.

Also, how about Maddy Curtis? She is the teenager with 4 siblings with Downs Syndrome. I thought the profile on her family was very touching.

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