Wednesday, September 1, 2010

AGT: America’s Got Tragedy

I love America’s Got Tragic back-stories Talent. Basically, it is a show where people from all over the country gather to display their various tragic pasts talents. The judges decide whether a contestant is tragic talented enough to be put through. After that, America votes for their favourite contestant, deciding who has the most tragic upbringing talent. The winner gets a million dollars and a show in Vegas.

My singer friend Lily wants to audition next year. It has been her dream to win ever since she saw this show on Tuesday. She deserves to win because she has had a hard life. She ran away from home at age 11 month. This was especially hard for her because she couldn’t run very well yet. She lived in the forest until she was 16 with a couple of bears who she befriended with her singing. She then met a homeless guy named One-Eyed Ben and fell in love because he seemed nice. Lily learned a hard lesson though when One-Eyed Ben turned out not to be nice. He forced her to work, washing his one pair of dirty socks and polishing his glass eye during the day, and then raped her during the night. She ran away from him too, but not before he could impregnate her. Nine month later she gave birth to octuplets.

She is now 18 and lives near a local dump, where her kids frolic through the garbage with the rodents. The rodents serve as both delightful pets and delicious dinner. Even though Lily works 17 full-time jobs she is unable to afford food because she has to pay hospital bills. Lily has a rare disease that makes people lose their voice and die at age 20. However, this did not deter Lily. After seeing the show she willed her voice to come back and now sings beautifully even though the doctors told her she’ll never sing again.

Just before going on the show Lily will find out that the forest she lived in was cut down to build an IKEA and her bear friends killed. Even though this breaks her heart she still goes on with the show because she is a fighter. If she wins, she will hire lawyers with the prize money to sue the IKEA people. Because she is a good, forgiving person she will also buy One-Eyed Ben a high-tech, custom-made, self-polishing glass eye. If she has any money left after that she will establish a future for her eight children so they can be ok when she dies at 20 and she will also end world hunger while she's at it. She will be an inspiration to all who share this rare disease and they will send her letters printed on pastel-coloured paper telling her how wonderful she is.

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