Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Quit Yer Cryin'

The "Priceless Idol Moment of the Week" belonged to the little Jan Brady lookalike who was moved to tears by the vocals of Sanjaya. During his solo the camera panned in to reveal a blubbering prepubescent girl not unlike those in the audience of the Ed Sullivan Show when the Beatles made their 1964 American television debut. And THAT ladies and gentleman is the one and only time you will ever hear me liken Sanjaya to the Beatles.

Anyway, here's some information via about the emotional young lady in question. She is 13 year old Ashley Ferl from Riverside, CA. Here's more:

"The family...obtained tickets on a website to attend a taping of "Smarter Than a 5th Grader" a day passage that included not just the taping of the show itself, but also the dress rehearsal of either "Grader" or "Idol." The fates were kind, and the mother and daughter found their way to the "Idol" rehearsal, where Ashley's waterworks began. Her prowess was quickly brought to the attention of "Idol" producers who summoned the clan to a ringside seat of honor at the final taping."
Mystery solved.



At 10:37 AM, Blogger Y | O | Y said...

Well she's from Riverside. That explains it. You know, from the "909" in the show Orange County's parlance.

Best nickname goes to the reviewer on Yahoo News who dubbed her...Little Miss Sobshine! Love it!

At 1:59 PM, Blogger Donnie said...

All my students were gabbing about this girl the other day. Even though I don't watch, when they told me about the incident I immediately said to the students, "Jeeze Louise, I bet the producers are behind this somehow".

At 9:50 AM, Blogger TCho said...

Little Miss Sobshine. Lol!


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