Idol Worship

I originally planned on writing about the crisis of faith I’ve been having in my ability to plot out the rest of the book I’m working on. But just thinking about it in the shower this morning and how to write about it was enough to get me off the ledge. So then I thought about taking Patti Abbott’s suggestion and writing about my editorial process at DEMOLITION. But I think I’d rather write about Becky and the main claim to fame she has in life.

Becky loves to sing and she’s pretty good. Karaoke has long been a special thing for us on dates and she’s got great stage presence. As part of this love, she’s made the trek around the country several times to audition for American Idol. I think that’s just cool. The closet I’ve ever come was going from Flint to Ann Arbor in high school to audition for Cedar Point amusement park. But this makes her a participant in a hughe pop cultural experience, kind of like being in line for the very first showing of Star Wars.

Have any of you been involved in anything like this? Have you auditioned for a game show or sent a video in to be on The Real World? Anything?

4 thoughts on “Idol Worship

  1. I was also on “The Bachelor Detroit, Season 3” in December 2005. It was hosted by Jay Towers and the Morning Revolution, 93.1 DRQ. It was to win a date with Grenwald, the producer of the morning show. He was like 35 and I was 22 and obese, so I didn’t get picked. There was a rose ceremony and I was on the radio and TV. Pretty cool huh? They also fed us this amazing breakfast buffet, so I had like 40 sausage links. Alright now, enough about me, what have y’all auditioned for?

  2. Ha, I was on Jeopardy! back in 1998. I finished second. To a housewife from Valparaiso, Indiana. Who had a PhD. Yes, my life IS like a Weird Al Yankovic song.

  3. I was spelling bee champion at my school. I went to the country championships three times and the state semi-finals twice. If I had made it to the finals, I’d have been on TV. OK, it was public TV, but it’s still TV. I guess that’s like the nerd version of being famous.

  4. That should have read “county championships,” not “country.” The nationals was way more nerd-fame than I ever achieved.

    And yes, I can see the irony in making a spelling error in a comment concerning my alleged spelling prowess.

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