She Treats Me so Mean

What happens when you have talent but can’t travel to distant cities and try out for shows like American Idol, The Voice, or The X Factor?

Fox Business.com says, “What the TV audience doesn’t see is, if you’re from San Diego and you audition and make it through in St. Louis, then you have to return to St. Louis a month or two later for the next round, and then again for a third round. … Some can’t afford to and drop out.”

This means that some never get a chance to wait in line for an audition.

One example is Derek Michael Marc. For him—like many talented singers and musicians—the cost of traveling, hotel rooms, eating out and waiting in line for hours is too much, but that hasn’t stopped him from performing.

On February 5th, 2013, Derek appeared on My Window—a talk show known as the window to Central Oregon broadcasting from KBNZ for CBS Entertainment, News and Sports.


My Window on CBS – Aired Tuesday, Feb 5th, 2013

Derek says, “I’m just another guy that has dedicated his life to the art of Music.”

After moving to Central Oregon from his hometown of Snoqualmie, Washington in the summer of 2005, Derek became a full-time working musician playing hundreds of shows through-out the Northwest Territory.


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His latest novel is the award winning Running with the Enemy. Blamed for a crime he did not commit while serving in Vietnam, his country considers him a traitor. Ethan Card is a loyal U.S. Marine desperate to prove his innocence or he will never go home again.

And the woman he loves and wants to save was trained to hate and kill Americans.

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The True Value of American Idol – Part 2/2

The real danger posed by alleged racist, money mongering Internet Troll sites such as the “Worsters” at Vote for the Worst.com is that if the viewers stop tuning in to watch American Idol and the show is cancelled, the opportunity for tens of thousands of potential music-industry artists will vanish. Then we may see a return to the old ways of becoming discovered, which means many will not stand a chance.

Phillip Phillips won season 11, but he was not the most talented singer. In fact, “When asked if he thought he would prevail after Tuesday night’s top two competition show, an incredulous Phillip gave powerhouse runner-up Jessica Sanchez—who some fans might argue was ‘robbed’—total props, answering: ‘No! Did you see Jessica’s last performance?’ Phillips also cited a standout performance by another powerhouse, Joshua Ledet’s ‘It’s A Man’s, Man’s, Man’s World,’ as one of his favorites of the entire season.”


Jessica is no “bot” as she sings with Jennifer Holliday

To explain the Worsters’ success, Ruchard Rushfield, the author of ‘American Idol: The Untold Story’ says, “But Idol voters aren’t thinking like record producers, according to Rushfield. “You have this alliance between young girls and grandmas and they see it, not necessarily as a contest to create a pop star competing on the contemporary radio, but as…who’s the nicest guy in a popularity contest,” he says, “And that has led to this dynasty of four, and possibly now five, consecutive, affable, very nice, good-looking white boys.” Source: ABC News

Therefore, viewers that stop watching American Idol because white boys with guitars win supported by the alleged racist Worster Internet Trolls may hurt undiscovered talent. In fact, without American Idol, even Phillip Phillips would not have had a chance to compete and win.


Phillip Phillips singing with John Fogerty – Bad Moon Rising

Although finalists such as Jessica Sanchez, Joshua Ledet and Elise Testone (for example) did not win, these talented individuals may not be losers.  A few, as other finalist losers have done, will sign contracts and record singles and/or albums and if they have an audience of fans that love their work, they will succeed.  In fact, some finalists have been more successful than winners.

If we compare the winners of the previous four seasons that the Worsters claim to have helped win, we learn who the real winners are.

When we add up the sales numbers of the winners from seasons seven through ten, the sales of albums add up to less than three million in combined sales while one white boy with a guitar, Lee DeWyze of Season 9, sold less than 150,000 albums.

For example, Taylor Hicks, the winner of season 5 in 2006 (two years after the launch of the Worsters’ site), lost the real compeititon in the marketplace to two finalist losers, Chris Daugherty (4th place) and Kellie Pickler (6th place) , and we discover that these two so-called losers have sold more than 8 million albums compared to Hicks, who sold less than 800,000.

It is obvious that even in 2006, the Worsters’ site and its gullible followers (mostly young women and grandmas) were starting to have an impact, which has angered many other viewers that do not belong to this group of new-age narcissistic Trolls (that may not even watch American Idol but only vote as directed by the leader of the Worsters), and the real fans are leaving because they are angry and do not understand that thanks to the Worsters the show is now rigged, which would be illegal in sporting events.

For another example, David Archuleta (season 7) and Adam Lambert (season 8) both finalists that lost and signed contracts anyway went on to sell more than a million copies each. In fact, the combined sales of finalists that did not win on American Idol, but signed contracts, total more than 18 million albums sold. If American Idol had not existed, this would not have happened.

In fact, if we compare the numbers of albums sold from the winners of the first-four seasons with the last six starting in 2006, we see a dramatic shift. Combined sales of the winners from the first-four seasons add up to about 30 million albums. After season four, as the Worsters gained recognition and support from other false self-esteem driven Trolls, sales dropped through the floor to less than 6 million while the so-called circle of losers that signed contracts sold more than 11 million.


Phillip Phillips singing with John Fogerty – Have You Ever Seen

Therefore, every time a fan of American Idol stops watching the show because a less talented white boy with a guitar wins, those viewers are only helping alleged racist Internet Trolls–driven by a false sense of self-esteem and entitlement–known as the Worsters to ruin it for everyone even future white boys with guitars.

To discover the real winners that compete on American Idol, we have to wait and see how many albums these artists that landed in the so-called losers’ circle sell to their fans.

I suspect that these Worsters are examples of young adults that were raised by parents that pushed a false sense of self-esteem on their children, and these bitter, entitled, narcissistic adult children cannot stand competitions where talent and merit count more than just dreams and mediocrity. Instead, the Worsters hate the real world where merit is the only way most people succeed.

Worsters were raised to believe that all one had to do was dream of fame and it would arrive without effort until, as adults, reality taught them the truth and now they are jealous and want to ruin it for artists that are willing to work hard and risk failure to have a chance at success.

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Lloyd Lofthouse, a former U.S. Marine and Vietnam Veteran, is the award winning author of The Concubine Saga.

His latest novel is Running with the Enemy. Blamed for a crime he did not commit while serving in Vietnam, his country considers him a traitor. Ethan Card is a loyal U.S. Marine desperate to prove his innocence or he will never go home again.

And the woman he loves and wants to save was trained to hate and kill Americans.

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The True Value of American Idol – Part 1/2

One of the most difficult challenges for most aspiring artists (authors, actors and singers) is being discovered and building a fan base.  National TV talent contests such as American Idol offer these unknown artists a chance at recognition and to build a fan base by reaching a large audience.

Without these national talent programs, the road to gain recognition is a difficult one, and many talented artists may never be in the right place at the right time to have a shot at the success they dream of.

In fact, it is obvious that the odds of becoming a success in the music industry are about as high as winning a state lottery, which is about 20 million to one. For American Idol contestants, the odds may be better since the program only hold auditions in about six cities, and the number that audition can exceed 10,000 people in each city. Between 1 to 60 people in each city may make it to the Hollywood audition where the top twelve finalists are selected.


Great performance but not the best original song for Jessica.

The sad news is that eventually, American Idol may be cancelled as so many TV shows are when the number of viewers drops too low. In a May 24, 2012 New York Times piece, it was alleged that American Idol’s number of viewers is dropping drastically due to audience fatigue, but I suspect that the drop in viewers may be mostly due to the five white guys playing guitars that won the last five seasons of American Idol.

For example, 29.3 million viewers watched the finale for season 10 but only 21.5 million watched the 2012 finale. American Idol once held the record for most consecutive seasons (ten years) as number one. The largest viewing audience was 37.44 million season 6. Since then, the audience has been shrinking.  Between season six and eleven there was a drop of about 57% in viewers.

The real culprit of this decline may be Vote for the Worst.com, which claimed this morning that they had succeeded. “We did it, Worsters! 132 million votes were cast last night, and in the end, we helped the fifth straight white guy with a guitar win American Idol… we succeeded yet again and helped make sure Pinoybot Jessica Sanchez was left in the loser’s circle.”


Jessica singing “I Will Always Love You”

Vote for the Worst.com launched in 2004 with the goal to support contestants on American Idol that the producers would hate to see win (according to the Worsters), and the Alexa stats show that the Worsters’ site has a very high search engine rank of 57,917 (which translates into the top .01% ) internationally and 18,539 in the United States with 693 sites linked in. Based on internet averages, Alexa says this site is visited frequently by females who are college educated in the age range 25-34 with no children.

The goal of any serious Website/Blog is to have a search engine rank in the top one percent. The Worsters have more than achieved that.

The Worsters are wrong about Jessica being a Pinoy, which is a term coined by expatriate Filipino Americans in the 1920s to refer to their immigrant ethnicity.  Jessica was born in the United States and her father is an American citizen of Mexican descent that honorably served in the US Navy as did Jessica’s Filipino grandfather. Jessica’s father and grandfather defended the United States and fought for it as I did in 1966 when I was a US Marine serving in Vietnam and less than one percent of Americans serve in the US military to fight its wars as patriots.


Great Song!  Best I’ve heard Phillip Phillips sing!

At best, Jessica is a Pinoy-Latino American.  Tacking on the term “bot” to “Pinoy” making it “Pinoybot” alleging that she is a Filipino robot or an internal parasite of animals and that is an insult and a racial slur revealing the real character of the individuals behind the “Worsters” movement that supports mediocrity. It is obvious that the “Worsters” are alleged racist Internet Trolls.

However, how long Jessica Sanchez will be left in that so-called American Idol loser’s circle as a “Pinoybot” may not last long as we shall discover in Part 2, and most of those white boys with guitars that the Worster’s claim they helped win may be the real losers as the facts suggest. In addition, Vote for the Worst.com runs ads, which means they are monetized and using their negative spin to attract a gullible audience to turn a profit.

Continued on May 26, 2012 in The True Value of American Idol – Part 2

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Lloyd Lofthouse, a former U.S. Marine and Vietnam Veteran, is the award winning author of The Concubine Saga.

His latest novel is Running with the Enemy. Blamed for a crime he did not commit while serving in Vietnam, his country considers him a traitor. Ethan Card is a loyal U.S. Marine desperate to prove his innocence or he will never go home again.

And the woman he loves and wants to save was trained to hate and kill Americans.

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What do Dolly Parton, Whitney Houston and Jessica Sanchez have in common?

If Whitney Houston hadn’t died, I probably would have never been introduced to Jessica Sanchez’s talent being showcased on American Idol this season.

I’m not a fan of American Idol. I’ve never watched the show as it airs, but I voted for one contestant last night for the first time.

What brought this about? When I saw in the news that a young contestant on American Idol sang “I Will Always Love You” and earned a standing ovation from the judges.  I turned to YouTube and watched Jessica Sanchez sing the song and I was hooked.

So, now I am a fan of Jessica Sanchez, who reminds me of many of the students I taught at Nogales High School in La Puente, California. Eight percent of the students at the high school were Filipino and 70% Latino and for years I taught there, most of the immigrant students were usually the best academically and were a pleasure to work with. In addition, when I taught journalism for seven years, most of the students that signed up for the class were either Asian or from the Philippines.

Students from Asia, which includes the Philippines, were almost always focused and earned higher grades compared to the other ethnicities that I taught and I taught them all.

Jessica’s mother is a Philippine immigrant and her father is Mexican American from Texas, The father was also a U.S. Navy veteran that fought in the Iraq War. The mother is from Bataan Province in the Philippines. Her maternal grandfather is a retired U.S. Navy sailor.

I was born in Southern California and I am a former US Marine and Vietnam Veteran, which may help explain why I went online last night and voted for Jessica several times. I have no idea why American Idol allows people to vote 50 times for one show but I did vote over and over and didn’t bother to count.

Since I do not tune into American Idol — in fact I don’t watch TV programs while they air (we watch DVD’s and/or recordings of programs so we can speed through the commercial breaks — we record 20/20 and 60 Minutes and I live by a rule that the TV stays off until after 8 PM.) If I like a TV show, I wait until the DVDs come out and buy the season.

If you have heard Jessica Sanchez sing, you may know why Whitney Houston’s death (February 11, 2012) caused me to be introduced to the young lady from Southern California several months after Houston’s death.

Jessica sang “I Will Always Love You” (on May 7, 2012), one of my favorite songs ever—I listened to that song on the way to work back in the year Whitney Houston sang it in 1992 every day for about a year.  The drive to work was about an hour long so I listened to that one song several times each day.

“I Will Always Love You” was original Dolly Parton’s song (she wrote and performed it in 1973, and Houston would make the song an international hit in 1992 earning both her and Parton a lot of money.

Since hearing Jessica sing that one song, I started waiting until the day after American Idol airs on Wednesday and Thursday to turn to YouTube to watch and hear Jessica sing along with all of the other contestants and each time I have felt she is one of the top three singers on the show this season.

I’ve since larned it is easier to tune into the American Idol Website and watch the performances there.  All one has to do is put up with one short commercial before a contestant sings so now I watch then all and Jessica is still my favorite although I must say that Joshua Ledet (lots of passion in his voice) and Elise Testone (there is something smoky about her singing) are talented too. The others haven’t been as consistently strong as Jessica, Elise and Joshua.  If I was a gambling man, which I’m not anymore (at least for now), I’d bet that the final two will come down to Joshua and Jessica.

I agree with one of the American Idol Judges, Randy Jackson, that one day Jessica will be a music legend.  Jackson is a Grammy Award winning producer that has worked with singers such as Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Elton John and many more.

He has worked on more than 1,000 gold and multi-platinum albums, which have sold over 200 million albums world-wide. It’s safe to say that Jackson knows the music business.

What motivated me to vote for Jessica was the day on American Idol that the fans voted her off the show and the three judges (Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler) leaped up, rushed on stage and used the Judge’s Save to keep her on the show — the judges may only do this once and it has to be a unanimous decision and it may only be used before the top five.  Jessica was voted off at number seven.

At its high point, American Idol had more than 37 million viewers for season six and for this season, eleven , the audience has been almost 22 million so the popularity of the show has waned and we all know what happens to TV shows that lose too much of the audience share. American Idol’s days may be numbered.

For the top Six, Jessica sang “Bohemian Rhapsody” while Joshua sang “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” and Elise sang “I Want it All”.  Click on this American Idol link and listen to all the performances from the Top 6.  You will only have to listen to one short commercial before each of the songs.

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Lloyd Lofthouse, a former U.S. Marine and Vietnam Veteran, is the award winning author of The Concubine Saga.

His latest novel is Running with the Enemy. Blamed for a crime he did not commit while serving in Vietnam, his country considers him a traitor. Ethan Card is a loyal U.S. Marine desperate to prove his innocence or he will never go home again.

And the woman he loves and wants to save was trained to hate and kill Americans.

To follow this Blog via E-mail see upper left-hand column and click on “FOLLOW!”

The True Value of American Idol – Viewed as Single Page

One of the most difficult challenges for most aspiring artists (authors, actors and singers) is being discovered and building a fan base. National TV talent contests such as American Idol offer these unknown artists a chance at recognition and to build a fan base by reaching a large audience.

Without these national talent programs, the road to gain recognition is a difficult one, and many talented artists may never be in the right place at the right time to have a shot at the success they dream of.

In fact, it is obvious that the odds of becoming a success in the music industry are about as high as winning a state lottery, which is about 20 million to one. For American Idol contestants, the odds may be better since the program only hold auditions in about six cities, and the number that audition can exceed 10,000 people in each city. Between 1 to 60 people in each city may make it to the Hollywood audition where the top twelve finalists are selected.


Great performance but not the best original song for Jessica.

The sad news is that eventually, American Idol may be cancelled as so many TV shows are when the number of viewers drops too low. In a May 24, 2012 New York Times piece, it was alleged that American Idol’s number of viewers is dropping drastically due to audience fatigue, but I suspect that the drop in viewers may be mostly due to the five white guys playing guitars that won the last five seasons of American Idol.

For example, 29.3 million viewers watched the finale for season 10 but only 21.5 million watched the 2012 finale. American Idol once held the record for most consecutive seasons (ten years) as number one. The largest viewing audience was 37.44 million season 6. Since then, the audience has been shrinking. Between season six and eleven there was a drop of about 57% in viewers.

The real culprit of this decline may be Vote for the Worst.com, which claimed this morning that they had succeeded. “We did it, Worsters! 132 million votes were cast last night, and in the end, we helped the fifth straight white guy with a guitar win American Idol… we succeeded yet again and helped make sure Pinoybot Jessica Sanchez was left in the loser’s circle.”


Jessica singing “I Will Always Love You:

Vote for the Worst.com launched in 2004 with the goal to support contestants on American Idol that the producers would hate to see win (according to the Worsters), and the Alexa stats show that the Worsters’ site has a very high search engine rank of 57,917 (which translates into the top .01% ) internationally and 18,539 in the United States with 693 sites linked in. Based on internet averages, Alexa says this site is visited frequently by females who are college educated in the age range 25-34 with no children.

The goal of any serious Website/Blog is to have a search engine rank in the top one percent. The Worsters have more than achieved that.

The Worsters are wrong about Jessica being a Pinoy, which is a term coined by expatriate Filipino Americans in the 1920s to refer to their immigrant ethnicity. Jessica was born in the United States and her father is an American citizen of Mexican descent that honorably served in the US Navy as did Jessica’s Filipino grandfather. Jessica’s father and grandfather defended the United States and fought for it as I did in 1966 when I was a US Marine serving in Vietnam and less than one percent of Americans serve in the US military to fight its wars as patriots.


Great Song! Best I’ve heard Phillip Phillips sing!

At best, Jessica is a Pinoy-Latino American. Tacking on the term “bot” to “Pinoy” making it “Pinoybot” alleging that she is a Filipino robot or an internal parasite of animals and that is an insult and a racial slur revealing the real character of the individuals behind the “Worsters” movement that supports mediocrity. It is obvious that the “Worsters” are alleged racist Internet Trolls.

However, how long Jessica Sanchez will be left in that so-called American Idol loser’s circle as a “Pinoybot” may not last long as we shall discover in Part 2, and most of those white boys with guitars that the Worster’s claim they helped win may be the real losers as the facts suggest. In addition, Vote for the Worst.com runs ads, which means they are monetized and using their negative spin to attract a gullible audience to turn a profit.

The real danger posed by alleged racist, money mongering Internet Troll sites such as the “Worsters” at Vote for the Worst.com is that if the viewers stop tunning in to watch American Idol and the show is cancelled, the opportunity for tens of thousands of potential music-industry artists will vanish. Then will see a return to the old ways of becoming discovered, which means many will not stand a chance.

Phillip Phillips won season 11, but he was not the most talented singer. In fact, “When asked if he thought he would prevail after Tuesday night’s top two competition show, an incredulous Phillip gave powerhouse runner-up Jessica Sanchez—who some fans might argue was ‘robbed’—total props, answering: ‘No! Did you see Jessica’s last performance?’ Phillips also cited a standout performance by another powerhouse, Joshua Ledet’s ‘It’s A Man’s, Man’s, Man’s World,’ as one of his favorites of the entire season.”


Jessica is no “bot” as she sings with Jennifer Holliday

To explain the Worsters’ success, Ruchard Rushfield, the author of ‘American Idol: The Untold Story’ says, “But Idol voters aren’t thinking like record producers, according to Rushfield. “You have this alliance between young girls and grandmas and they see it, not necessarily as a contest to create a pop star competing on the contemporary radio, but as…who’s the nicest guy in a popularity contest,” he says, “And that has led to this dynasty of four, and possibly now five, consecutive, affable, very nice, good-looking white boys.” Source: ABC News

Therefore, viewers that stop watching American Idol because white boys with guitars win supported by the alleged racist Worster Internet Trolls may hurt undiscovered talent. In fact, without American Idol, even Phillip Phillips would not have had a chance to compete and win.


Phillip Phillips singing with John Fogerty – Bad Moon Rising

Although finalists such as Jessica Sanchez, Joshua Ledet and Elise Testone (for example) did not win, these talented individuals may not be losers. A few, as other finalist losers have done, will sign contracts and record singles and/or albums and if they have an audience of fans that love their work, they will succeed. In fact, some finalists have been more successful than winners.

If we compare the winners of the previous four seasons that the Worsters claim to have helped win, we learn who the real winners are.

When we add up the sales numbers of the winners from seasons seven through ten, the sales of albums add up to less than three million in combined sales while one white boy with a guitar, Lee DeWyze of Season 9, sold less than 150,000 albums.

For example, Taylor Hicks, the winner of season 5 in 2006 (two years after the launch of the Worsters’ site), lost the real compeititon in the marketplace to two finalist losers, Chris Daugherty (4th place) and Kellie Pickler (6th place) , and we discover that these two so-called losers have sold more than 8 million albums compared to Hicks, who has sold less than 800,000. It is obvious that even in 2006, the Worsters’ site and its gullible followers (mostly young women and grandmas) were starting to have an impact, which has angered many other viewers that do not belong to this group of Trolls–viewers that have now tuned to other programs.

However, David Archuleta (season 7) and Adam Lambert (season 8) both finalists that lost and signed contracts anyway went on to sell more than a million copies each. In fact, the combined sales of finalists that did not win on American Idol, but signed contracts, total more than 18 million albums sold. If American Idol had not existed, this would not have happened.

In fact, if we compare the numbers of album sold from the winners of the first-four seasons with the last six starting in 2006, we see a dramatic shift. Combined sales of the winners from the first-four seasons add up to about 30 million albums. After season four, as the Worsters gained recognition and support from other false self-esteem driven Trolls, sales dropped through the floor to less than 6 million while the so-called circle of losers that signed contracts sold more than 11 million.


Phillip Phillips singing with John Fogerty – Have You Ever Seen

Therefore, every time a fan of American Idol stops watching the show because a less talented white boy with a guitar wins, those viewers are only helping alleged racist Internet Trolls–driven by a false sense of self-esteem and entitlement–known as the Worsters to ruin it for everyone even future white boys with guitars.

To discover the real winners that compete on American Idol, we have to wait and see how many albums these artists that landed in the so-called losers’ circle sell to their fans.

I suspect that these Worsters are examples of young adults that were raised by parents that pushed a false sense of self-esteem on their children, and these bitter, entitled, narcissistic adult children cannot stand competitions where talent and merit count more than just dreams and mediocrity. Instead, the Worsters hate the real world where merit is the only way most people really succeed.

Worsters were raised to believe that all one had to do was dream of fame and it would arrive without effort until, as adults, reality taught them the truth and now they are jealous and want to ruin it for artists that are willing to work hard and risk failure to have a chance at success.

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This is an update added a few hours later:

Anthony McCartney of Associated Press reports, “Wednesday night’s runner-up, 16-year-old Jessica Sanchez, doesn’t have a definite shot at producing an album and could be paid as little as $30,000 in advances for recording singles, according to the “Idol” contract she and other Season 11 contestants signed earlier this year…

“…(Jessica) Sanchez will rake in $50,000 for her appearances. Both are also set to get a cut of merchandise profits.

“No matter what recording deal Sanchez is offered, she already has heavyweight Hollywood representation. In March, a judge approved a deal in which she will be represented by Creative Artists Agency for future television, personal appearance and other employment deals.”

Source:  http://music.yahoo.com/news/idol-moves-toward-lower-payouts-runners-165310140.html

A note to the Worsters:  The only thing that Jessica didn’t win was 1st place on American Idol. She still has a shot to win with singles and possibly an album. The rest is up to her fan base.


Released on YouTube on May 2, 2010 – this young woman is no “bot”

In fact, Spin Movie Records said, “The producers discovered her on YouTube, where her channel has amassed more than 22,000,000 video views,” and back in 2009, she sang the national anthem when the Chargers hosted the Miami Dolphins before a sell-out crowd of 73,000.”

Source: http://www.spinmoverecords.com/artists/jessica-sanchez/

Note: When she became a finalist on American Idol, Jessica “either deleted or made all of her YouTube videos private”

You Tube Stars listed Jessica Sanchez as number 10 — one of the top female singers on YouTube with the most downloads.  This is how a true artist builds a fan base, and one of those fans wrote this post.  He didn’t know she existed until he saw her on YouTube competing on American Idol.

Source: http://mywebs.hubpages.com/hub/YouTube-Stars-10-Female-Singers-You-Never-Have-Heard-Of#mod_7189703

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Note:  David Della Terza is listed as the site creater for “Vote for the Worst.com”.

Source: http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2005-05-04/features/0505040149_1_dave-della-terza-message-as-many-times-r-b-balladeer-scott-savol

The Baltimore Sun says (Dave) Della Terza was 22 (age not maturity) in 2005, and reports that he and a “group of his buddies took matters into their own hands. They created their online campaign, votefortheworst.com, to throw the competition off course. (American Idol votes are supposed to be cast in favor of contestants who fans want to keep each Tuesday. Fans can call or text message as many times as they want in a two-hour period.)”


Terza on Letterman

It seems that Terza lives or lived in Santa Clarita, a suburb of Los Angeles.  According to Wiki, Terza limits his media appearances and prefers to let his website do its own talking. However, it is Terza or one of his buddies that does the posting.

Source: http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2005-05-03/features/0505030068_1_american-idol-voting-fans

Note: It would be interesting to discover if Terza’s parents focused on inflating his sense of false self-esteem when he was a child. Is Terza famous or infamous?

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Lloyd Lofthouse, a former U.S. Marine and Vietnam Veteran, is the award winning author of The Concubine Saga.

His latest novel is Running with the Enemy. Blamed for a crime he did not commit while serving in Vietnam, his country considers him a traitor. Ethan Card is a loyal U.S. Marine desperate to prove his innocence or he will never go home again.

And the woman he loves and wants to save was trained to hate and kill Americans.

To follow this Blog via E-mail see upper left-hand column and click on “FOLLOW!”