Local singer tries out for American I...

Local singer tries out for American Idol'

There are 50 comments on the The Ukiah Daily Journal story from Sep 1, 2010, titled Local singer tries out for American Idol'. In it, The Ukiah Daily Journal reports that:

Ukiah resident Emilie Wilcox didn't make it onto "American Idol," but in a lot of ways she's grateful.

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wtf

Hayward, CA

#3 Sep 1, 2010
Jealous much?

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#6 Sep 1, 2010
AT LAST, SOMETHING GOOD ABOUT UKIAH!!
oh boy

Walnut Creek, CA

#7 Sep 1, 2010
Great job for trying. It is very competitive and stressful. She did great to get in the top 100. I give her props for trying and staying positive even though she did not make the show. Good Job.
all positive here

Plymouth, CA

#8 Sep 1, 2010
It's too bad people choose to air their negativity towards a young woman took a risk, pursued a dream, failed but still has a positive, optimistic outlook on life. Good for you, Emilie, that's what life as a young adult is all about; testing each and every water until you find the one that is the best for you. Best of luck and success to you, in whichever endeavor you choose.
Circle Jerk

Santa Rosa, CA

#9 Sep 1, 2010
She wasn't booted on the first day. You all are comedy acts in the making talking smack about piercings and the like. That's exactly what she was talking about how her image wasn't acceptable to the judges even though her vocal talents made the grade.

"Then the kicker... "I'd rather (success) happen organically" - Hhhahahaaa... what tha HALE is THAT...!?!"

She's talking about the DIY ethic and making shit happen herself, not through the hands of a television show.
Safe and Sane

Redwood Valley, CA

#11 Sep 1, 2010
I applaud you for trying. But all that metal s@&$ in your face? Really? Ok, I get it, you want to be different and express yourself. But as clever as you think looking like the Terminator cyborg is, it just isn't a look that most professional companies want to promote. With all the competition out there, to cut your already slim chances to nil by paradiing yourself around with more metal in your face than C3PO?
Local Singer

Saint Helena, CA

#12 Sep 1, 2010
Emilie is a very talented singer that inspires me all the time to keep pursuing music. I know for a fact that she struggles with nervousness all the time when it comes to shows here locally, so I am so proud of her and what she has accomplished by auditioning for Idol. I think the people on here need to be more aware about how hurtful their words can be. I don't know what the metal in her nose and lip have anything to do with her talent, her grace or who she is as a person and mother. Go get them Emilie! I am so very proud of you everyday!
get a life

Saint Helena, CA

#13 Sep 1, 2010
Emily...

Good job and ignore all the ignorant comments in here. You are lovely and obviously talented as getting to the top 100 could not have been easy.

rock on
StompingGrounds

Hayward, CA

#15 Sep 1, 2010
Sounds like a pretty fun exciting experience. But not making it, may be the best outcome
The silver screen and big stage aren't everything Hollywood wants people to think it is. There's the few minutes of satisfaction when a person performs in front of the audience, then there's the rest of the day
Being in a strange land all the time on tours, spending most of your life on a bus on the lonely roads at 2am traveling to tour, having 1000 various obligations a week, forced to perform and smile while sick with bad flu and colds, spending half your life rehearsing
Not knowing who cares about you and who just wants to hang out because you have money and fame

And then with a one year old daughter. On 60 Minutes, the late but great Loretta Lynn said she had regrets that her career and constant touring kept her away from her family and children and discusses fonder memories of gardening and arrow-head hunting
The movie Rock Star with Mark Wahlberg and Jennifer Anniston, paints a good picture of what it's like in the land of fame
And what it's like to be home and just tour locally doing small gigs around familiar faces and places
Another good movie about that is Pure Country with George Strait

I'm sure it was still a good fun experience, and something to feel proud of. But fame and fortune aren't always what they seem to be, and usually aren't
really

Dos Rios, CA

#17 Sep 1, 2010
Doesn't this gal know that only good looking people make it on that show? She had to have known from the get go she wouldn't make it if she knew that. What a idiot. Keep doing what your good at....getting knocked up. Another person wasting air.
har

San Mateo, CA

#18 Sep 1, 2010
I would love to hear her sing "Hippie Chick" by Soho. Perfect song for you girl!
Idollodi

Hayward, CA

#19 Sep 1, 2010
really wrote:
Doesn't this gal know that only good looking people make it on that show? She had to have known from the get go she wouldn't make it if she knew that. What a idiot. Keep doing what your good at....getting knocked up. Another person wasting air.
Hi. I'm curious what you look like now. Can you please post a picture of yourself and give us a link to go see it? Thanks in advance.
stonesnglass

Hayward, CA

#21 Sep 1, 2010
Mee wrote:
Isn't this the same chick that was featured in an article in this rag newspaper a few years ago...she was going to a third-world country to find herself and help those less fortunate -- after she was caught shoplifting condoms. Evidently, she didn't learn how to use them. She's had enough face time in this town...how about featuring somebody else who is leading a decent life.
I've never met anybody who never made any mistakes

Will you be the first?
Mee

Ukiah, CA

#22 Sep 1, 2010
stonesnglass wrote:
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I've never met anybody who never made any mistakes
Will you be the first?
Probably not....I just don't have my mistakes on the pages of this newspaper for all to see, Mr. double negative (never, never).
glad i am not you folk

Eureka, CA

#23 Sep 1, 2010
you mendo folks are so mean spirited.
If pot doesn't make you moody why else would you half-wits act so maliciously? Are you just, at the core, bad people?

As for the talented young lady who tried out for a quick ticket to success,
Congradulations on going for it!

And even more congradulations for having a level head about not making it.

You show more class than all the posters here combined.

Since: Jun 09

Ukiah, CA

#24 Sep 1, 2010
Good Job Emily, don't take to heart all the other losers posting their unhappiness here. They are just a reflection of who you DON'T want to be.
glad i am not you folk

Eureka, CA

#25 Sep 1, 2010
Mee wrote:
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Probably not....I just don't have my mistakes on the pages of this newspaper for all to see, Mr. double negative (never, never).
More proof of the idiots in mendo.

That is not a double negative you drooltard. Go back to fourth grade and try again to understand double negatives. Then you can join the rest of the Mendo posters with a grade school diploma. Jr High is just around the corner.

The Journal should close topix down if this is all the contribution you can belch forth.
Letitrolloff

Hayward, CA

#26 Sep 1, 2010
Well I agree people shouldn't be negative to someone who didn't do anything wrong. This isn't a story about some criminal, just a young woman who had some fun competing in Idol
The only thing about closing topix comments is that she wouldn't get any of the compliments either
Goes back to the age old thought that if you close your heart off to keep bad people out, the good people can't get in either
The bad with the good. That's life
hahahaha

Dos Rios, CA

#27 Sep 1, 2010
glad i am not you folk wrote:
you mendo folks are so mean spirited.
If pot doesn't make you moody why else would you half-wits act so maliciously? Are you just, at the core, bad people?
As for the talented young lady who tried out for a quick ticket to success,
Congradulations on going for it!
And even more congradulations for having a level head about not making it.
You show more class than all the posters here combined.
It's Congratulations retard, not congradulations. If you're going to tell someone to go back to school, maybe you should join them with that kind of spelling. What a dumb ass.
Mee

Ukiah, CA

#28 Sep 1, 2010
Hey Emily, I apologize. Don't let a bitter old man like myself ruin your bliss. Follow your dreams, use condoms and love your baby with all of your heart and soul. Make a good life for the baby and yourself. In 30 years you may look back on your life and see things differently. Hope you have a job that makes money for you two and keep you off of the welfare. That's it.

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