The Bachelor has done me in. All that drama, I’m so over TV.
“I want you to know Moll and I are doing great,” Jason adds. “I cannot explain it, but this has brought the two of us closer together.”
Hey, Jason, since you’re having trouble articulating your love, if you ever need a writing coach, you know who to call!
All right, I’ll stop now.
I do, however, have some single mom friends who have not given up on mainstream TV. I’m grateful to one friend — who goes by Asian Single Mom — for the latest on American Idol.
Please welcome today’s guest author, Asian Single Mom!
Tomorrow night, television’s most captivating competition continues with the “American Idol” Season 8 “Top 12″ – or “Top 13,” as announced during the shocking Wildcard show on Thursday night.
Guess who two of the promising thirteen contestants are? Alexis Grace and Megan Joy Corkrey, both single moms of young tots.
Alexis, above, is the 21-year-old soulful petite mom with a stripe of pink hair from Memphis, TN.
Megan, below, is the 23-year-old “current” tattooed singer from Utah who echoes Nelly Furtado.
The interview vignettes show the mothers playing with their babies at home, and lamenting the fact that they have to be away from their children for so long. But, the temporary sacrifice may pay off in the long run, ensuring a better life for their families.
Now, I’m sure that across America, there are plenty of people clucking their tongues in judgment. Why should the most popular TV show showcase unwed mothers? Won’t it send the message to young girls that it’s okay to get pregnant?
I think it sends a stronger message: that despite the difficult circumstances these two young mothers face, they are working hard to pursue their dreams. And isn’t that the ultimate American dream?
Alexis and Megan join the ranks of previous single mother contestants, including Season 3 winner Fantasia Barrino and Season 1 contestant Nikki McKibbin.
We’re wishing them the best!
Will you be watching, too? Who are you rooting for?
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