I’m not really into showbiz all that much but at the very least I know who Ryan Seacrest is (American Idol host since time immemorial) as well as the four AI judges this year — Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban, and Randy Jackson (too bad Simon Cowell isn’t around anymore). So yeah, I won’t get lost in translation… lol. I have actually watched some past seasons of the show (I remember the one with Fantasia Barrino most distinctly because I was outraged when Diana Degarmo lost) so I know what it’s all about.
Anyhow, a couple of weeks ago I got a call asking if I wanted to go to the US for a few days and watch the American Idol finales. I refused at first because I was asked to decide on the spot and I needed to check on a lot of things — my kids’ enrollment schedules, pending projects, and a myriad of other things I had going on. I mean if I were single without a care in the world it would’ve been a no-brainer, especially since my mom lives in California… quite close to where the event was taking place. I said no. That was that.
The next week I received a call again and I was informed I would actually be given time to get my bearings before I agreed. Turns out the finales would be taking place after my kids’ enrollment in their respective schools so it looked like there wouldn’t be a problem. So this time, I said yes. I guess it helps that practically everybody online knows I have a US visa based on my past travel posts.
Some days later I got an email from Fremantle Media asking me to confirm my attendance. Upon confirmation I got PDF files containing show information and guidelines. I kept quiet until I actually got the travel itinerary (flight and hotel details) earlier today.
So I guess I’m off to watch the American Idol 2013 finale. I don’t think I’ll get another chance like this, lol, so I should consider myself fortunate. I’ll be visiting my mom afterwards too. This is the second out-of-the-country trip I’m taking for my blog… Hong Kong Disneyland was the first.
Thank you so much to Greenwich Pizza for making it possible. I’ll be posting about the AI experience soon.
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