Why I’m Sad with the Result of the American Idol Season 11


Or any other contest where a Filipino or with a hint of a Filipino wasn’t proclaimed the winner.

Ugly words can be heard all over. Or is it just me who doesn’t like the sound of “Racism” when it could really be not. Or “The winner is not really beautiful or smart or talented” or “The judges and voters are unfair”.

Millions of Filipinos could be bitter, salty, sour or a combination of two or three.

I am not sure if there’s even a food that tastes good with all three flavors in it.

I am a Filipino with 1 liter of Chinese blood. And I would be one of the happiest if Jessica Sanchez won the American Idol title.

I am a human with 5 liters of red blood. And I would be one of the happiest if we are gracious enough to accept that someone is better than us by human standard.

I am not a TV fan thus I’m not a fanatic of American Idol or any show. If I can, I only watch the finals where a Filipino is a finalist. I love Filipinos — how they can be very resilient, kind, beautiful, talented – but even then, no race has a monopoly of these qualities.

I may be sad but I am happy as well with the result of American Idol Season 11. A Filipina is first runner up. Wow! Congratulations Jessica Sanchez! You are a great singer and how you have dealt with the defeat is a sure win!

And congratulations Phillip Phillips! How you dealt with victory sealed the title! I enjoyed your finale performance and I like the song “Home” especially the line, “Don’t pay no mind to the demons they fill you with fear…”

He looked up to heaven and with a deep sigh said to him, “Ephphatha!” (which means, “Be opened!”)– Mark 7:34


8 Responses to “Why I’m Sad with the Result of the American Idol Season 11”

  1. I was rooting for Jessica — much better voice.

  2. What a beautiful voice Jessica Sanchez has! And what a beautiful heart you have, Rea!


  3. Chatter Master Says:

    Helllloooooooooooooooooooooo Bended! 🙂 I haven’t watched A. Idol in a very long time. But I loved this video, thank you! And I love that you are back. And I think Filipino’s are gorgeous!

  4. Debbie Says:

    Love you, our sweet spoon, who loves her people, whom God loves greatly and abundantly . . .and me too! I didn’t know Jessica is Filipino . .. just knew she is amazing! Like you! 🙂
    love and prayers and so good to “see” you here!

    • bendedspoon Says:

      Deb she’s actually a Fil-Mexican. And it’s just natural for Filipinos, or any race maybe, to feel excited when one of our own is a few steps away from the title.

      Historically, I understand why it’s very important for the Filipinos to succeed globally. Nothing wrong with that, if only to be reminded that there is greatness in each of us. It only went wrong when one idolizes one’s self, one’s race — and put others’ down. We were once put down, or maybe it’s still on-going and it doesn’t feel good — ergo why should we do it to others?

      Yes I love Filipinos and being a Filipino. Due to my Chinese blood, I am inclined to love so many things about Chinese. Due to Christ blood, I remind myself to appreciate and love all races.

      There is so much beauty and talent in every one. And yes, there’s ugliness too — if I focus on the ugly and not on the One who is Holy.

      Sadly, I sometimes lost my focus too — thankful each time God called me for a really serious talk.

      Whoa, this is so serious of me! Love you Deb! 🙂

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