Jan. 21, 2011
A new season of American Idol started this week with auditions in New Orleans, La. One audition yielded an inspiring story. Paris Tassin, in an interview with American Idol, talked about her daughter, who inspired her to audition for the show. Tassin's daughter was diagnosed in utero with Hydrocephalus. The Doctors advised her to abort her daughter, but Tassin chose to continue her pregnancy.
"I got pregnant at 18 years old. It was tough for me 'cause I wasn't ready yet... [The doctors] told me that I shouldn't have her and that it wasn't going to be good if I did, but I decided to keep forward with the pregnancy... she's the best thing that's ever happened to me in my life... I'm very proud of her..."
Tassin sang Carrie Underwood's "Temporary Home" before the judges, and there was no doubt that she left a big impression on not only the judges, but the 22.9 million people who watched the show and heard her story.
You can watch the video here.