by Amy Tjaden News Editor


I have not sat through a complete season of American Idol for many years; not since my oldest was an infant. This year, however, my oldest took an interest in the music competition and we’ve been glued to the television set for the past few weeks; watching the hilarious auditions and then watching the judges whittle the group down to the top 36.

I was recently surprised to find out that there are two contestants this season that were homeschooled. In retrospect that shouldn’t have surprised me at all. After all, I know first-hand how amazing homeschoolers are and how they can excel in whatever they put their minds to.

Mishavonna Henson, 18, made it through to the top 36. The homeschooled student from Irvine, California is now competing to make it into the top 12. Mishavonna performs Wednesday, February 25th.  If you’ve watched Idol in the past then you know the contestants need the viewers to call in to keep them in the running.  If you want to support a fellow homeschooler then watch and vote.

My favorite so far this season is Danny Gokey and he made it through to the top 12 during the first round of the semi-finals. I have to say that in this second round there are some great performers, but Mishavonna is definitely my top pick. I’ll be voting for her on Wednesday night.

Scott McIntrye was homeschooled through high school. This American Idol contestant will perform in the third phase of the semi-finals on March 3rd. Again, he is great and coming up against some tough competition.  He’ll need votes to keep him in the running. I look forward to seeing Scott perform.  I would love to see two homeschoolers make it into the top 12.

American Idols airs this Wednesday on Fox at 8pm eastern. The result show will air Thursday night at the same time.

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