Yes, that's what I said. The girl who can't talk is going to try out for America's top singing competition. Actually, the girl who can't talk is not going to beach with her family, because she is going to try out for America's top singing competition.
No, I'm not crazy.... Well... okay, I might be a little crazy.
Here's why I am doing it.
Ever since I learned how to program music into my DynaVox, I have wanted to do this. I always wondered what Simon would say to me. Unfortunately, good old Simon quit before I had the chance to audition, so I will never know the answer to my question.
That's probably a good thing.
In all serious now, I am not under any delusion that you can win a singing competition with a communication device. I will be the first to admit it. I am just going to tell them I am there to audition to do the National Anthem at the finale.
Why do I want to wait for hours and hours and hours to possibly not get an audition, or, even worse, possibly be the next William Hung?
Awareness! Awareness! Awareness!
I completely understand that I have about a 3% chance of getting on national TV, but if I do, and even if they say "hell no you can't do the National Anthem at the finale", not only will America see the awesomeness of the DynaVox, they will see someone being more than just a disability. And that is what makes it worth everything!
This is probably the most absolutely insane thing I have ever done, so stay tuned for the stories!