Elise Testone is a young woman with remarkable singing talent. She is also my daughter-in-law’s best friend. I wrote about Elise when she was chosen for this season’s American Idol competition. Since then, America has voted her through, week after week. There are nine contestants left standing. Elise is one of four women.
Each week, the contestants are allowed to have a few family members or friends in the audience. My daughter-in-law, Janelle, has her ticket in hand to be in the audience for the April 4 show. So here’s the deal: Elise has to make it through this week’s competition in order to compete next week. There is only one way for that to happen: People (for example, you) have to vote for her.
Voting for Elise will do one or more of the following:
A. Ensure that Janelle’s expenditure for her ticket to LA hasn’t been made in vain
B. Give meaning to your drab existence
C. Reduce the field of Republican presidential hopefuls
D. Allow me to continue to delude myself that my blog has a huge impact on people
E. Reverse global warming
If you care about freedom, America, and apple pie, watch the show and vote for Elise. Hell, even if you don’t care about any of that, watch the show anyway and vote for Elise. But I would seriously find it hard to believe that anyone doesn’t care about apple pie. If you care about apple pie, I will send you my secret apple pie recipe as a thank you. I will also thank you on my blog and suggest to my kids that they name a child after you. I can’t do much more than that.
Janelle, Charleston artist extraordinairre (www.janelleriolo.com), made this sign to bring with her for the April 4 show. So you can say you saw it here first!
Wednesday, March 28
Voting starts at the end of the show!