This is all... so humbling.
When I tried out for Idol... honestly, I didn't even expect to make it ON. I just felt listless, I had no job to speak of yet, and I figured it was as good a chance as any to see if I still had the same spark I had when I was a teenager.
So... as I sit here about to go out on stage for the semi-finals
, it's all a little overwhelming. In a good way, though. I've heard this place described, by some, as a reward. And I can't help but feel that's true. I have my beautiful wife, an amazing daughter I didn't even know existed, and I'm getting to live, even if just for a few weeks, the life I dreamed about as a boy.
I'm rambling a bit now, so I'll just say to everyone who's voted for me, or even rooted for me... thank you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Know that even if I'm eliminated this week, you've already made my dream come true.
I love you all.