While not embarrassed by the fact that I watch American Idol, I was a little embarrassed by the Mormon girl who auditioned at the end of Tuesday’s episode. Of course she didn’t say she was Mormon but the following were revealed throughout the 4-5 minutes the show devoted to her:
1) She’s from Mesa, Arizona
2) She’s a nanny
3) She’s young and married
4) She has never seen a R-rated movie (a restriction her parents set up and she has continued to follow)
5) She doesn’t drink
6) She doesn’t smoke
7) Her reasoning included the word “choice”
8) General demeanor
Of course this is no guarantee, but if I weren’t a God-fearing, prophet-following Mormon I’d put money on it. And the reason I was a little embarrassed was not that she’s Mormon, but because she seemed a little too excited to reveal that information. All in all, she seemed very sweet and was surely talented so I hope her the best when she gets to Hollywood.
What other calling cards do we Mormons carry around (other than the soft glow of the Holy Spirit)?