Mama Diaries

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Star Struck

I don't know if you watch American Idol, but one of the contestants not too long ago, was a young man from my town, Eben Frankowitz.  Here's a Youtube video of him and his audition.  Anyway, we see this guy quite frequently in our neighborhood.  The other day, he was in line right behind us at Subway.

"Mama!" my daughter whispered excitedly.  "There's Eben Frankowitz!"

"That's nice," I said.  I'm not really one to gawk at celebrities.

Then Mr. Frankowitz came to my daughter's elementary school (he used to be a student there) to sing for a father-daughter dance.  My daughter was on cloud nine.

Then today, he was at the school again to make a PA announcement thanking everyone for their support.  My daughter ran into him in the hall.  She was all giggles.  In fact, she was so giggly, she made Eben Frankowitz giggle.

"Mama," she said when she came home.  "I made Eben Frankowitz laugh!"

Cool.  I wonder if he'll remember that.   

12 comments:

  1. Yes, I am an American Idol fan...watching actually as I read/write comments on blogs...I really like Skylar and Phillip on this season.
    I do remember Eben from the auditions; how neat!

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    1. I think Eben said he was going to try again next year. I hope he does. He has a lot of talent!

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  2. Stopped watching that a loooong time ago. Great she got to meet him though and made him laugh.

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    1. My daughter likes to sing, too. Now wouldn't it be funny if they ever ended up singing together?

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  4. I had to look him up. I don't watch the show.

    Great story. I'm glad your daughter met him and shared a giggle.

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    1. I don't watch the show, either - no time. The only reason I heard of him, was because he's a local celebrity, and we were encouraged to vote for him.

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  5. There are some awesome contestants!
    I love the "cleanness" of Holly's voice, the "smokiness" of Elise's voice and for her age... Jessica is amazing, and technically sound!

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    1. There are so many talented people out there!

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  6. We haven't seen much Idol this time around. I think we are getting a little tired of the whole "reality" thing. So cool for your wee one though. I'm sure she will remember the encounter for years to come.
    Thanks so much for dropping in on thefeatherednest....I have a site for youngsters called youngish that your daughter might like.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. I'll have to check out your youngish site.

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