Last week audiences decided not to bring back Vonzell Solomon, aka Baby V., return to hit them with her vocal stylings one more time in the American Idol finals. The perky 20-year-old former Floridian mail carrier lost out to popular powerhouses Carrie Underwood and Bo Bice. So who does Baby V. have her money on to win?
"They are both really great performers and artists, so I really don't know," she demurs. "I'm just praying for them.
"We are all really good friends," she continues. "We are with each other every day. We go through all the stress together. You've just got to sit back and have fun and not let the stress get to you too much."
But two Tuesdays ago, on May 10, she did let the stress of something get to her when she broke down in tears after performing "How Do I Live." So what was so traumatizing? Was there a death or illness in her family?
"No, not at all," she insists. "It was nothing really serious, it was jread more
Friends, family and fans of Fox's American Idol contestants have been gathering across America to party, swap stories, cheer and cast votes for their hometown heroes. We dropped in on three of these supercharged events.
Vonzell Solomon's Party
Fort Myers, Fla.
Local postal workers in this Gulf Coast city have been trading in their government-issue duds for the "Vonzell Solomon" uniform, complete with a big, blue button emblazoned with a photo of their favorite AI contestant.
They're out to support Solomon, a 20-year-old mail carrier. What started as a small gathering of coworkers has grown into hundreds of fans turning out to celebrate this local girl at five different places. On a recent Tuesday night, more than 70 people showed up at Hurricane Harry's bar and restaurant for one of the biggest Vonzell gatherings. Amid the faux-tiki hut decorations, fans stomp, clap and jump around as Vonzell belts out "Respect."
"It's like one of myread more