Mood: hug me
Despite the fact that I expected to see Jasmine Trias dropped in this round, I was very moved by the tears and affection that her co-contestants, Diana and Fantasia showed her.
Suddenly, the show became about friendship and encouragement for friends.
None of the finalists are showbiz types. They are "All-American Girls Next Door" who are in awe of their celebratory status.
Suddenly, winning became secondary to the experiences of being on the show itself and sharing your joys and sorrows with new found friends who care for you.
This is the kind of reality TV that I want more of.
Jasmine Trias Remembered
The Princess Of Song, Diana