Season 15. Wow. I can remember the very first episode. Where has the time gone? Just can’t believe we are almost ready to crown the next American Idol on season 15!
Thinking back, I don’t think I ever really wrote much about “American Idol.” Or, at all. This episode deserves a few words; from me and the rest of the world.
Back when season ten was airing I had to set the DVR to record “American Idol.” The first few episodes were on my laptop and it generally took me some time to watch. One particular morning I decided to actually sit down and enjoy my breakfast instead of doing homework or working while I ate. I debated about what to watch, “The Biggest Loser,” some “Ghost Hunters International,” other random shows, or “American Idol.” I figured since they were still doing auditions it would not be a big deal to watch it before watching the others.
So, I got in my comfy spot on the couch, ate my wonderful breakfast, enjoyed my hazelnut coffee and let the television roll. Because it is on the DVR I can fast forward through commercials and the stuff that makes me yawn. Of course, there is not too much of that on AI.
I am going through the whole show, couple of girls with that raspy rock store voice that I love. Their voices reminded me of the “Black Velvet” Alannah Myles days…or better yet, one of my all time favorite female vocalist, Janis Joplin.
Every season there is that one person with a back story that makes them stand out in the crowd. Sometimes they are the terrible singer of the bunch and sometimes they make it to Hollywood. But this episode, nothing really stood out. It is the last 5 minutes of the show and they are recapping those that made it through. I was just about to turn the TV off and get to work when they announced one more person. Chris Medina. I guess it was the save the best for last method. And boy did they!
When you first start to hear his story you think”oh that’s sweet he is so in love” then he starts talking and my first instinct was he was going to tell us she had passed away. That was not the case here folks. This man is 26 years old. He and his fiancé have been together for 8 years. They have been engaged for over 2 years. A while back ago she was in a sever car accident which left her with significant brain damage and skull injuries. After weeks in a coma, Chris’s prayers were answered when she woke.
American Idol Chris Medina Audition
You can tell as he is talking that his man is even more in love with her than he was 8 years ago. Her mother and he are her caregivers. He STILL wants to marry her.
In a world where people are quick to run when life gets tough, here is a man that shows us that there is still a lot of good left in this world.
Chris has an amazing voice. I am sure he will go far. He has a story that has touched millions.
All I know is Karma is on his side and he has a full life ahead of him.
Here is a video shot on what was to be there wedding day. He wrote a song for her while she was in the hospital.
For more information about Chris: Chris Medina Facebook
To donate to The Juliana Foundation : For Juliana
Obviously Medina didn’t win. But where is he now?
In 2011 it was announced on Ryan Seacrest’s show, when Chris was a guest, that a donor had given $70,000 to Juliana’s care.
Chris Medina is still caring for Juliana and she’s still getting the best care money can buy. As for Medina, he’s still making music and traveling around the world singing for his fans.