February 7, 2010 2:29 PM
1/31 Maddy Curtis Sings for Haiti/American Idol round-up
Okay, so I am a proud mama. But since I don't do scrapbooks, my blog has to be the place where I capture everything for posterity.
So here is my round-up on Maddy Sings for Haiti - last weeks' benefit which raised nearly 9000. for World vision and hopefully will continue to raise funds through YouTube:
Maddy Sings for Haiti would not have been possible without the talent and dedication of Ann Stewart in her first stint as producer, Franklin Park director Jeff Stern, world-calss pianist Cuong Hung Van, guitarist Jack Pugh, Emcee Tom Sweitzer, World Vision representative Carolyn Kruger, and concessions mistress extraordinaire Pam Schoppert.
The concert was put together in eight days. When the original January 30 8pm show sold out within a couple days, a 6pm show was added and it sold out as well. A major snowfall that day canceled all events at Franklin Park - but both shows ran the next night - to packed houses.
Thank you so much to the generous community of Loudoun County for turning out to learn about and support World Vision.
A video of the entire event and more individual clips for YouTube will be available in a week or so. Will keep you posted.
Here are more resources, including photos and interviews with Maddy, who in the end - as she said - found the benefit a "bigger deal" than her recent brush with Idol fame.
Washington Post: 'Idol' contestant sings for Haiti relief effort
Leesburg Today: Maddy Sells Out Two Shows For Haiti
Meredith McMath's StoryRoot blog: Maddy Curtis and the Haiti Benefit Concert
Gene Veith's blog: The Maddy Curtis Concert
And for anyone who missed it, here's Maddy's American Idol audition in Boston:
And an interview I just found on YouTube:
There were two clips of Maddy on Wednesday night's American Idol - one of her walking in for her audition and one of her hugging Jonny at the end of the show.
Next Tuesday and Wednesday are the Hollywood rounds of American Idol. Since we are not at liberty to say how she did, you'll have to watch or check back here after they air.
One thing is certain, I'm feeling very blessed to have a daughter who's still thinking of others before herself. God is good!
Just wanted to share that my two younger girls (ages 4 & 6) just watched Maddy's audition again from your post. Now they are downstairs playing American Idol, calling themselves Maddy and singing Hallelujah (we have a snow day here in WV as well)! If only all of the AI contestants were such good role models. As Simon said, Maddy is not your typical annoying 16 year old! Our household will continue to cheer her on!
Posted by: Melissa Hart | February 8, 2010 1:01 PM
I just discovered your website, strangely, through a search about using Vicks on your kids feet for coughing. I saw your picture and recognized you from your appearance on Glenn Beck and from your daughter's Idol audition. I listened to her performance for Haiti and thought, "Man, she reminds me of Judy Collins." So out of curiousity, I searched Judy Collins and found her website, which upon loading up, plays the same song Maddy sang for Haiti. I just wish I knew what the name of the song is! Anyway, the Lord keeps putting you on my radar in one way or another so I will have to add you to my favorites. God Bless and we will be rooting for Maddy.
Posted by: Laura | February 8, 2010 7:53 PM