Interrupted by American Idols
This last week has been a whirlwind of excitement for my son and our family as we focused on his dreams instead of mine.
It started with a simple press release I sent out last Monday with the hope that some local media would respond to the subject line: Local Teen Wins Dream Ticket to American Idol Auditions This Summer. Then the calls and emails started coming in and as of this writing he’s been interviewed for the newspaper, radio,and television several times.
Here’s a snippet of the newspaper article by reporter Rita Sherrow:
While visiting Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando, the 17-year-old and his cousins spotted the American Idol Experience…
“We thought, ‘It sounds like fun, so let’s try that out,’ ” Conroy said in a recent interview. “We were all surprised when I won.”
At the end of the day, the winners from all the previous rounds were invited to sing again. Conroy performed “Stand by Me,” a classic song he had never heard before that day and one to which he added his own “pop twist.” The audience liked what they heard, and he won a golden ticket to move to the head of the line for the “American Idol” auditions…All the daily winners of the “Experience” are invited to try out for the real thing.
It’s an exciting interruption in my life and as you read this we are fully immersed in the American Idol experience, but that’s all I can say. I heard there’s a gag order and in the efforts NOT to get disqualified I won’t be sharing much more until I know I can.
In the meantime, I will ask for your prayers that this be the best experience ever no matter the outcome and that I get a little work done as I embrace this welcomed interruption!
If you’re interested in the follow up/results of the audition, you can find it here!