American I-care...

Posted by Ria, 03 Feb 07

Hello boys and girls, this is Aunt Ria with something, well touching.

Every once in awhile, an American Idol contestant touches the hearts of Idol viewers in a special way and this man well, he touched my heart and got me wishing they were more men like him, devoted, and willing to do everything to comfort the ones they love.

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The latest contestant to pull off such a feat was none other than sixty-four year old Sherman Pore.  Even though Sherman was 36 years over the American Idol age limit of 28, he showed up at the auditions with a petition to be an American Idol contestant.

While American Idol has let contestants over the age limit audition in the past, most of those auditions have been for comic relief.  However, Sherman Pore said the reason he was auditioning was he had worked on a letter and petition to become an American Idol contestant with his lady love of twenty years while she was in the hospital because of cancer.  Sherman choked up as he said, “I believe that it helped her to keep a positive attitude, and I think it smoothed her passing and made it a little softer.᾿

Before his Los Angeles audition, Sherman also revealed to the judges that his lady love had passed away two days before the auditions.  Sherman sang “You Belong To Me᾿ and actually proved to be one of the better singers from the Los Angeles auditions.  After his audition, Sherman said “I won.  I am a winner.᾿

American Idol viewers also think Sherman Pore is a winner, and they want to see more of him.  Posters on the American Idol message board have started a petition of their own asking producers to bring Sherman back to perform on the American Idol 6 finale.  The petition is quickly gaining steam as one of the most popular posts on the message board.

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  1.   Jade says:
    Posted: 19 Feb 07

    Very touching.Sherman gets my vote.

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  2.   wellhowdy says:
    Posted: 08 Feb 07

    I hope Sherman becomes successful in his pursuit of becoming an American Idol. The Idol's arficial rule of someone being 28 or less is highly discriminatory and age is no factor in setting the person's ability to sing. Later in the competition, the votes are entirely based on people calling in voting for their favorite. Since Sherman has the ability to sing, the public should have the final say in how far he goes in the competion since they are the one's who purchase the CD's.

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  3.   sweetnes20 says:
    Posted: 08 Feb 07

    i heard the same fala, go sherman.

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  4.   fala says:
    Posted: 07 Feb 07

    He's struck a nerve. There are quite a few people out there in internet chat rooms and message boards who are lobbying to have him put on the show. I hope they're successful. Go Sherman!

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  5.   sweetnes20 says:
    Posted: 05 Feb 07

    i totaly agree!!

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  6.   brandiecute says:
    Posted: 05 Feb 07

    now thatis what we call a heart of Gold. Seriously sometimes I tend to wonder if there still are any good men left out there. well this is a clear indication that they truly are there. A few may be. Sherman is one selfless man and this men will sure miss this woman. well those two truly belong together

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  7.   nickyval says:
    Posted: 05 Feb 07

    well going by the words of the song, the man really misses the lady. And to sing that song even after her passing made the judges be touched by it coz it was sung from the heart. Sherman felt the song and felt it real deep. He showed more love from his lady love than more men would have cared to. You truly are a winner!!!!

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  8.   gillie says:
    Posted: 05 Feb 07

    I wish that there could be more men like Sherman...especially younger ones... I believe that he really did sing from his heart ...and whereever his wife is she is looking down happy and smiling....

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  9.   BrwnBeauty says:
    Posted: 04 Feb 07

    Loved it when I saw it!! Would love to hear him do a CD full of old time loved songs, from the 30's and 40's. He's got the passion for it.

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  10.   mossimo says:
    Posted: 04 Feb 07

    A very touching story!! To top it off the guy actually sang very well and obviously made quite an impression on the judges and the country for that matter. God's Blessings on him and his family

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  11.   whyt_b0y says:
    Posted: 04 Feb 07

    Sherman is the man . to do something like that in honor of your loved one is incredible . hopefully sherman will motivate more men to realise how special their woman is and to honor her while you both are together. but sherman as old as he is comes from an era when men were gentlemen and were not afraid to show their woman how much they care .unfortunately the younger generation does not care to or know how to show emotional and vocal love . big props to sherman.

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  12.   fala says:
    Posted: 04 Feb 07

    I would definitely vote for Sherman if they let him on the show. Not only was he original, but he had more sincerity and integrity than probably anybody who's ever tried out on that show.

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