Friday, March 26, 2010
I Guess I Missed Out On the Singing Gene
I didn't want to blog about this earlier for fear of jinxing things but the danger of that is over. In short, a cousin of mine made the top 24 on the show American Idol, a fact I didn't learn until after the fact. Mind you this isn't a first cousin but we did share the same set of great grandparents so that makes us something like second cousins and since I am one generation older, I have to add a once removed to it, I think. Although I never actually met this cousin, I knew my cousin's parents and especially the grandmother quit well and spent many an hour at the latter's house as I grew up.
Once I heard the news I had to log into the American Idol website to check it out since I don't watch the show. Later, I tuned in one Tuesday to try and hear my cousin sing but alas, the other gender was singing that night. For some reason when I looked at the listings the following week, I thought they were just doing eliminations from the week before but alas, I had instead missed hearing my cousin sing. I checked my cousin out on YouTube since they have everything there and though my cousin has a set of pipes and sang some really good songs, the audition that I missed watching wasn't as stellar as some of the others. In short, my cousin was eliminated in the crunch to reduce the field size to twelve.
It's too bad because I would have maybe actually cast my first text vote on American Idol had my cousin advanced and I had actually watched the show to see what number I had to call but it just wasn't meant to be. So I am left contemplating the fact that my family actually has a singing gene in it somewhere but as people who know me can attest, I obviously didn't get it. I did get the high score once at karaoke night of my wife's family reunion but I had a few beers in me at the time, it was held in the Philippines and I was the only one who was singing in my native language. I don't think this counts.