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American Idol: A Pro-Life Story

This is a good story.

Maddy Curtis of Bluemont, Virginia is the 9th child out of 12 which includes four Down Syndrome children (three adopted) and a darn good singer.

Maddy, daughter of pro-life activist and blogger Barbara Curtis, auditioned for American Idol and easily made it to the Hollywood round.

The entire Curtis family was received into the Catholic Church two years ago.

The wonderful part is that during her audition for Idol, producers highlighted the Down Syndrome children in her family and they quoted Maddy saying "I think some people are a little skeptical of Down syndrome. Those four boys bring out the best in every person they meet. They see the world in colors, and we need to see the world that way."

I am now officially on the Maddy bandwagon which may go far given how terrific her audition was.

Watch the entire segment.

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Scoutsigns said...

It was great to see it on TV. (As we watched it my daughter casually dropped that she has had dinner at her house and that they are the "real deal".)

Sidebar thought was how many women (and fewer men) tightened up to hear that supportive comment, given the high rate of abortion of Down Syndrome babies...

Christina said...

Wow, when she started singing it brought chills to me...that was beautiful.

And the pro-life message, even more beautiful. Wow, it would be wonderful for her to continue. I pray she and her family stay a witness to the faith.

Side note - I didn't realize that American Idol has been on for 8 years...she must have made them feel old ;)

Nzie (theRosyGardener) said...

Yay Maddie! And looks like a great family, too.

She was clearly right about her brothers bringing out the best in people- for once Ryan Seacrest didn't look like a buffoon.

Anonymous said...

hope she goes far. what a great contrast to the last guy who won

Sue said...

Time out! The last guy - Kris Allen - was actually very cool and a Christian. The runner up was the wacko with an amazing voice. Of course, Adam Lambert has done his best to discredit Allen's faith and Allen's actions towards him (Adam), but that's just par for the course.
Good for Maddie:-).

Joseph Antoniello said...

I haven't watched Idol since season 1, and I probably won't watch much this season, but this girl was amazing. Her voice was just about perfect. And such a pro-life family...wonderful.

Nzie (theRosyGardener) said...

linked from here: Idol Values

(no automatic pingback/trackback since it's wordpress)

Alison said...

I've been reading Mommylife for years now. Amazing!

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