Top Ten American Idol Sob Stories
American Idol is one of the best show’s around at this. Besides Extreme Home Makeover there are few shows that can take you to tears from out of NOWHERE! It’s resulted in some both magical and EXTREMELY compelling television over the years. Alli and I found this list of the 10 Biggest Sob Stories in the history of the show. See what you think and let us know which one hit you the hardest.
CHRIS MEDINA: He talked about how he’s taking care of his fiancée because she was left brain damaged following a bad accident just two months before they were supposed to get married.
DANNY GOKEY: His wife, Sophia, died while having heart surgery just four weeks before he tried out for “Idol”
ANGELA MARTIN: Her father was murdered . . . her mother went missing . . . her daughter has seizures . . . and she was once disqualified for being briefly jailed on a traffic violation
DAVID FREAKING COOK: (Frito: Hands down, biggest tearjerker for me) David’s brother, Adam, was fighting brain cancer during David’s winning run on “Idol”. At one point, Adam’s doctors cleared him to go to L.A. to see David perform live. Adam died in 2009.
ASIA’H EPPERSON: Asia’h’s dad died in a car accident just two days before her “Idol” audition. It actually happened MINUTES after she called him . . . to tell him she was on her way to the audition.
SCOTT MACINTYRE: Scott was the guy who made it all the way to the Top 10 despite being almost entirely blind.
ANTHONY FEDEROV: After suffering complications of a breathing problem when he was little, doctors said they didn’t think he’d be able to talk again. He did, and he could sing, too. He ended up finishing fourth.
JOSIAH LEMING: Josiah was an 18-year-old high school dropout, who lived in his car. But he even admitted that he wasn’t homeless out of necessity . . . he was doing it to follow his dream
JIM VERRAROS: Both of Jim’s parents are deaf, and yet he said they went to every one of his shows to support him . . . even though they’ve never been able to actually hear him sing.
KATIE STEVENS: She talked about her grandmother, who’s suffering from Alzheimer’s. She said she wanted her grandmother to see her succeed before she forgets who she is.