Tuesday, February 28, Music with the Duggars, 9 PM

The Duggars are heading to Branson, MO for a speaking engagement and musical performance. We'll also catch up with Cousin Amy and learn more about her budding music career. And later, everyone is in the audience when Cousin Amy performs live onstage!
30 minutes

64 comments:

Wampascat said...

Oh, Yippee! Another field trip showcasing those " talented" Duggar kids. And the fun just keeps on coming as we're subjected to the musical stylings and down home humor of cousin Amy. Isn't she something like 26 years old now? Why isn't she leaving and cleaving instead of clutching the coattails of her cousins? It just feels like all of this has been done before. Yawn. Such desperation...

Ellie said...

Seriously, how many speaking engagements will we be forced to sit through? They show up, they talk about their beliefs, they play bad music. I've seen it in every season, and this season it's every week. I get it, they make a crap load of money telling people that they should be god fearing and they should live the same lives as the Duggars. But, the fact is, if I wanted to see what it's like at a Duggar speaking engagement, I would GO to a Duggar speaking engagement.

It would be a lot more entertaining if saw a concert of Amy's, but then I know we wont because country music is one of the types they're not allowed to listen to.

UsedtolikeDuggars said...

I cannot stand Cousin Amy, she is a fame monger ande that is all. Never could stand her and wont be watching this one.

Krissy said...

Not for nothing, but considering all the years the Duggar kids have been playing violin, shouldn't they be more proficient at it? They've probably had more practice than the average kids would yet they still sound horrible. I know it's a tough instrument to learn, but sheesh.

I didn't realize Amy was already 26. Time to grow up and get a real job, dear.

Willow said...

I think showcasing Amy's singing has been a goal all along. I just cannot stand her. I am very disappointed they are giving her this much "show" time. Ugh. I have always thought that Amy would be the reason I stop watching all together and now I am pretty sure it will be! I wonder if the all that publicity about the blackmailer was done on purpose to generate publicity for her. No matter what the Duggars try to portray, I would not put it past them. Not for a minute.

Lindy said...

I haven't watched the show in a while. I decided to boycott after Jackson fell in the orchestra pit and Michelle didn't even seem to care. The older girls were more concerned about Jackson's well-being at the time than the diva Michelle.
I know many people think Amy is a fame whore. I agree, but I actually like Amy, if for anything, she seems to live her life on her own terms and not by her father's choices. She styles her hair the way she wants to, not because her "daddy" likes it a certain way. I also get the impression that she really is into singing and music. She may actually have had lessons, unlike her more famous cousins who are so sheltered, that they don't even know who the Beatles are.
I too have wondered why the Duggar children suck at the violin. But then I remember that they are probably their own critics. They don't have the luxury of being in classes with other kids their age trying to learn the violin. I also think Michelle and Jim Bob must have become tone deaf with all those kids playing violins that need professional tuning and re-stringing, so they probably tell their kids that they sound great, even if they don't.

Dar said...

If the Duggars are going to continue showcasing their children play instruments, and singing, I think they should invest some money into having proper teachers coming out and training them. They could be quite adequate singers, but really need some training. The same thing with the instruments.

I think the audiences have appreciated their "musical" talents up to this point because of the novelty of the size of the group and being of the same family.

It is getting tiresome with all of these reality "stars" and their delusions of being super musicians. One just has to watch the various "search for talent" shows to see real talent.

At some point in time, T.L.C. will be gone. If Jim Bob and Michelle want to continue exploiting their children, it might be a good time to invest in some polish and hard work with the music. As it is now, there is a very very limited audience and appeal. They certainly need to learn some more gospel music and some real harmony written. However, that would mean the children would be spot lighted and not Michelle and Jim Bob and worst, it might just cost a little bit of money. Older siblings teaching just does not cut it. JMHO

sandi said...

The Duggars kids do have a violin teacher,and she comes to their house.It's in their first book.
That makes me wonder all the more why they sound so screechy on them.jmo.

Dar said...

I think the violin teacher probably gave lessons to the older girls. She may have helped them to advance to a certain level. However, we have not seen her in quite some time. I think they probably discontinued the lessons and the older girls were left to teach the younger ones. I may be wrong. Whatever the situation, I got a chuckle when little Michael cried when Josh started to play his violin.

SmokeyKitty said...

Dar, I think you are correct. The older girls had lessons for a while but Michelle, at some point said that now they are teaching the younger children. So, when you get already harried and overworked teenagers who only got a little bit of training on violin teaching it to a bunch of unruly younger siblings the result is screeching and ear piercing "music".

I can only wonder at how embarrassed the older girls are. Imagine having to play violin, when you know you aren't very good at it, in front of large crowds and a television crew with your little siblings all the while the audience claps out of charity, not out of appreciation for the music you just created.

Miggy said...

One more thought; I have a theory that for every week a child takes off practice they forget one weeks worth of lessons. (No research here...just my experience.) Therefore, after returning from our six weeks of summer holidays, I must repeat the previous six weeks, sometimes more, of lessons. The eldest Duggar kids didn't travel much so they probably had reasonably consistant lessons and practice. There is no hope for the little ones, where lessons and practice are fitted around filming, family trips, speaking engagements, whatever.

Miggy said...

IMO Amy being on the show is a two way thing - she benefits from all the attention, the Duggars benefit by showing that the kids do mix with someone different to them. In many fundy families there is no contact with family members who won't conform.

As a music teacher I can say there are kids out there, who, despite good teachers and hours of practice, never get anywhere. Sometimes they are playing the wrong instrument, sometimes they just have no ability.

Violin is a technically difficult instrument. You need to spend hours learning bowing technique, fingerings, aural skills (so you can play in tune)....Can you see any of this happening in the Duggar household? I think they pick their instrument up and play tunes every day but that won't make you a great player. Hours of scales and exercises and studies makes you a great Violinist.

The Howler monkeys need brass not strings - less technical and more suited to their loud personalities. If the noise is a problem, build a sound proof music room - they have the money and the space!

Tiffches said...

I am not a fan of Cousin Amy's because she is so loud and she seems to thik she is really funny. But I agree that she is more mature than any Duggar, including Josh, will ever be allowed to be. I just keep wishing and hoping that one Duggar will leave home. If they chose to do a TV show, that would be a good show. They good get a job and an apartment. Cut their hair, buy some stylish clothes, even jeans and T shirts, and really live a life. It would even be better if several kids did this. If it was on TV, I bet JimBob and Michelle would not be so quick to disown them.
It would have to be their choce for it to be a good thing but they can do better than they are now. None of the older kids would ever do it. But I can see some of the middle kids getting out. I think Josiah and Joy would love to live a different loife. They just seem so unhappy

Rainbow68 said...

These have to be the most compliant children. I have two and they both wanted to play different instruments. We had to find room for a piano and an entire drum set. Wouldn't it be funny if the next child to be given the toy violin in preparation for learning to play a real one threw it on the floor and said, "No way! I'm playing the oboe!"?

iluvobx said...

I am glad to know that I am not the only one that cringes every time they either play or sing.
At one point will someone have the guts to say that they really are not that good? I have sat through 6 grade band concerts that sounded better.

heavennoseven said...

They did have a teacher friend in "Jinger(or Jessa) learns to drive".

Vera said...

Maybe Jim Bob and Michelle aren't musical enough themselves to realize how awful their children sound...and no one around them recognizes either, has the guts to tell them, or maybe they just have that whole "let's not shatter their fragile egos" attitude.

In any case, just another disservice to the Duggar children perpetrated by their self-absorbed parents. So sad.

Devil's Advocate said...

I'm thinking they maybe aren't better because they are always playing down in difficulty in order to include as many of the younger children as possible. Whenever they are featured playing, you can pick out one or two who seem to play well, but the majority of them are playing simple notes and not well. If you have the talent to be better but you always have to play to the lowest level, you'll never get any better and probably have no desire to.

Allison said...

The violin seems to be the one that all the Duggars know how to play, and it's easily portable. But there have been episodes that feature Jana playing the piano and harp, and she's actually pretty good. I believe Michelle wrote in one of her Parentables blog posts that Jana actually teaches harp to students (or did... who knows now?) Jessa also played the piano on an episode with the Bates, and she seemed pretty decent too. I think it's a shame that the instruments they actually LIKE to play and are GOOD at are the ones we never hear them play.

ennvee said...

When I gathered up the courage to tell my husband the theme of this particular episodes, I got the predicted "OHHHHH NOOOOOOOOO!!!!"

I told him not to worry; Amy has less talent than the ingenues Country is promoting these days, and isn't half as good looking (which is their primary draw).

She should just start up a YouTube channel promoted thru her facebook fanpage and hope it gains a fanbase. That's how Colbie Callait got her foot in the door and her father's a big music producer (not to mention, she'd been rejected by American Idol in the big cattle calls). She's a bit long in tooth, but that may be her best option these days.

Oh, just heard she's going to be on the Today Show tomorrow. I was wondering why she was tweeting about New York last night. That should kill the ratings for whenever they air her segment, but for anyone who can take it, do report back!

Miggy said...

Yes, the girls play piano and it sounds alot better than the Violin. This is partly because the piano is in tune, it the player doesn't have to tune it and partly because you are only hearing one player. There are a few clips of the older four girls playing Violin together and they still aren't fantastic. There is a clip on youtube of Jessa (?IIRC) and Erin playing a duet - I am teaching the same duet to two of my students at the moment - they are 11 & 12!

hart&sole said...

When the kids were younger and the show was new it was cute to hear them play and sign together. Now it borders on ridiculous. They must have 2-3 kids with actual talent that could perform. Why do the Duggers persist in having the entire family together? As for Amy...she is just so sweet and humble..NOT!

Alberta Rose said...

Cut their hair, buy some stylish clothes, even jeans and T shirts, and really live a life

Why? Why do human beings have to adhere to someone's idea of "style". Don't we have the freedom to develop our own personal style, based on various sources? That's one of the reasons why I like the Duggar women. They don't flip through a bunch of magazines, they don't look at what their classmates are wearing, they don't do what this month's favourite actress says to do, they don't worry about age, they just read the Bible, pray, reflect and do. They are one of the reasons why scissors haven't touched my hair in over three years.

Susan said...

The kids sound HORRIBLE when they play music! What an embarrassment! Sadly, I doubt the older girls even know to be embarrassed because people fawn all over the family wherever they go and they get big clapping for their version of "music". So, they might actually think that they sound half decent! OH MY!

It really is like parading circus dogs out and watching them walk on their hind legs. No difference really.

imaamy said...

I think if they like their hair and clothes the way they are, great. If they'd like to look more mainstream, as they certainly have with makeup lately, they should be allowed to wear modest pants and cut their hair (especially the older girls).

Patrice said...

"they don't look at what their classmates are wearing,"
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Yes, they do, since their only classmates are each other.
I think the bottom line is that they are just as adherent to what they think is stylish, as we heathens are in what we think is stylish. In a "regular family" (as the Duggars like to say), if there were nine girls, chances are that each one would have an individual style. Some might prefer long skirts, some short skirts, some dress pants, some jeans and some would wear shorts every chance they got. Some would have long hair, some short, some shoulder length. All nine girls would not want to look exactly like their sisters. I would guess that if they had the choice right now, maybe only Jill and Jana would keep the long scraggly perms and the rest would go for something more modern and attractive. And being a person who has not owned nor worn a dress in twenty years, I can bet there is at least one or two in that crowd who would feel the same and live in blue jeans as I do and as many women I know do.

Wampascat said...

I'm sure any magazines in the house must be approved by Jim Bob. They don't have any classmates other than their siblings because they are not allowed to learn outside of their home. They can't identify any actors or actresses because they don't have a television. For pity's sake, they didn't even know who Dolly Parton was. She's been in show business for how long? Their "style" is dictated by their religion and their dad ( our hair is long because dad likes long hair). Kinda sick, if you ask me.

Allison said...

I would guess that if they had the choice right now, maybe only Jill and Jana would keep the long scraggly perms and the rest would go for something more modern and attractive.


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I can't speak to who dictates style, but I just wanted to point out that the girls rarely all have permed hair. On this particular episode, only Jinger had permed hair, the other girls were all straight or just curled.

Amanda said...

I think Jinger's hair is naturally curly, I think I remember during the home perm episode that Jana commented that Jinger was the only one of them who didn't have to do the perms.

The girls really should get some decent haircuts. As someone who has long hair, I still get mine trimmed at least four times a year--and I can get away with it because my hair is super healthy and doesn't break. With all the perming and chemicals, those girls probably have a ton of split ends!

ennvee said...

I hope Amy's "career" falls away when the show does. Her caterwauling was as bad as anything the Duggar Family Singers/Musicians put out there.

I did laugh when Michelle fumbled the IVF question, thinking it was the softball birth control question and starting to launch into her stock "the pill killed my baby" speech until her brain realized she'd been thrown a curve.

PS: Dear TLC, please make the blue shirt go away. Color it if you have to; you certainly have the technology. Thanks!

Alberta Rose said...

:( What happened to that sweet woman who back in 2007 replied to my e-mail with such positiveness about our decision to leave it in God's hand like her and her husband, but in our case it was the decision to not use fertility drugs. Michelle could have said that God guides people to use or not use fertility drugs. She talks so much about how "this is how we interpret the Bible" so why couldn't she have replied something along those lines?

I'm starting to hear George Carlin's words of wisdom from his Brain Droppings book: “If your kid needs a role model and you ain't it, you're both [in trouble].” ― . Maybe my son would be better off with the two of us doing a Bible study for 22 minutes a couple of times a week, instead of watching 19 Kids and Counting.

ennvee said...

Seriously, I'm taking a Bible class this semester (for funsies) and I can guarantee I'm doing far more biblical STUDY than the Duggars have done, maybe ever. They might have the stuff memorized by rote, but they really have no clue as to what it really means because they are so literal about every aspect of their lives, not to mention, Gothard's verses as seen in some of the literature recently posted all over the internet, are taken totally out of context of what is actually being said in the Bible.

Nary a gray issue to be seen in their little world.

Rainbow68 said...

Re the fertility drug question: I really don't see anything controversial about it at all. I had trouble getting pregnant with our second child. I took a drug to help me ovulate (I wasn't). Two months later, I conceived my wonderful son. No regrets at all and I have a total peace about it. I understand someone asking a fellow Christian (or anyone of any faith their views), but it can't dictate what you ultimately decide. All in all, I found this first episode last night to be choppy at best. The second one was heartwarming, though.

Judy said...

Amy was terrible.

mom in texas said...

The Waltons, really? Ok Duggars. It bothers me that Jim Bob and Michelle feel the need explain why they don't show the girls at bedtime.There is no need to explain why young women don't want to be filmed in their night clothes.Its not about hair or any other superficial explanation Michelle gave.Its called privacy,something that is lost on the Duggars since they insist on forcing their adult children to share a bedroom with their younger sibilings. Michelle tries her best to explain the lack of filming in the girls room like its a female thing but its just a front for their "modesty" beliefs.But what about the boys, do they not get this same courtsey? I hate how they blur the lines on modesty and privacy.More twisted beliefs, I guess.

Willow said...

I really had to laugh when Michelle didn't even get the fertility treatment question. For someone whose whole life is about "birthin", that was astounding. Yes, there are a lot of sheeple out there in our world.

Willow said...

Its really all about Michelle now. She seems to be doing the major part of the interviews this season. Not much of Jessa and when Jana talks, it is off-camera. Not an improvement in my opinion. Give Josiah and Joy a chance. They have plenty of personality, IMO.

Andrea said...

Further to: "Michelle fumbled the IVF question" Could someone please explain what happened, what the question and answer was? I don't watch the show anymore because I really want it off the air and the adult daughter to be free from their indentured servitude, but come here regularly to read the updates. I'm dying to know what was said!!

Elverna Bradshaw said...

I haven't been able to see last night's episodes in total yet, but what I did see on this one stunned me. (although it really shouldn't) So they basically admit they work from a (large font) script and make sure they "get their information right" when they do these interviews. (Which, of course, also means the interviewer has a list of questions that are suitable for asking.)

So much for reality...of any kind.

Please use a name said...

It seems like Michelle didn't know the script for what to say about IVF. I really like the Duggars, but their less than up front membership with their religious group was very disheartening to take in. I originally thought they had ties there, but that they really did have a personal relationship with Christ, where they took what they wanted from these groups, and left out the rest. I do still think they are doing what they feel is right, and I can't fault them for that. I don't think they are seeking for fame, but will take it if it is handed to them. Anyway, this episode clearly showed me that there are prescribed things they have to say, and if they don't know the answer, they can't answer it. Everyone has thoughts on IVF. It was just that Michelle didn't know the "right" answer. I will still watch, because I like this family, but please be honest about your religion and what it teaches!

Storylady said...

It is possible that a few of the older kids have a bit of musical talent, but it literally gets lost in the crowd as the whole family (regardless of age) sings & plays together.

IMO, whoever told Amy she had natural musical talent is completely tone deaf. She is taking advantage of the Duggar family name's popularity.

tulip said...

Soooo tired of Amy...every time she's on it's so pathetically obvious she's vying for attention. So now she's taking the full advantage by promoting her so-called music career, even going so far as to appear on The Today Show under the guise of "explaining" the extortion thing (after it had already been addressed countless times on every news show and website) It doesn't matter who thinks she's funny or spunky, IMO she couldn't be more annoying-not to mention her singing is most definitely not all that.

Allison said...

With all the perming and chemicals, those girls probably have a ton of split ends!

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Who says they don't get trimmed? I mean, I know they've always had long hair, but just because we haven't seen them get hair cuts, doesn't mean they don't. I think their hair would be a LOT longer now if they didn't. It always seems to be roughly the same length on every girl.

Patty said...

I just have to say that this was the most boring episode that the Duggars have ever done.

Cousin Amy's singing wasn't interesting either, and not very good. I fast-forwarded through most of it.

Devil's Advocate said...

Sorry - I do actually believe Michelle when she says she's never had to think about fertility drugs and therefore didn't have a scripted answer ready. She does get the birth control question a lot, of course that is where her mind would go first. And I'm betting that if she ever has thought about fertility drugs/treatments, her experience might be through what Mrs. Bates took (a drug to sustain an already established pregnancy).

mk said...

Andrea--A woman asked Michelle's thoughts on using fertility drugs, and at first, she went on autopilot because she thought the woman was asking about using birth control. Although I did respect the fact that she started with, "Personally, for me, in my heart..."

Anyway, when she realized her mistake, she pretty much said she had never had to deal with that (laughs from the crowd) or pray over it, so she didn't feel she could advise others. She said they have friends that have used fertility drugs, but also friends that adopted when they could not conceive naturally. I also respected the fact that she felt comfortable admitting that she didn't know the answer, but a little disgusted when JimBob jokingly shouted, "She's infertile!" while standing amid his brood. Very sensitive.

Cousin Amy--keep your day job. Wait, do you have a day job?

ARGirl said...

If Cousin Amy's mother is Jim Bob's sister, then how is it that her last name is Duggar? Does Amy not have a daddy?

Sharla said...

Neither show seems to have made the top 100 cable shows of the evening. That means a rating of .2 or below which translates to less than a million viewers and possibly less than 800K viewers.

Frowning said...

Amy did have a nice voice especially when hitting some of the notes. I think with instruction she would improve. My question:
If Amy is Jim-Bob's sisters daughter, and she has a father in her life, why is her last name Duggar???

As far as the family always being together, that is part of what their religion tells them to do. No one is allowed to leave the home alone, they must always have someone else with them. This is because if one is alone, it's possible they might actually interact with another of different options etc. Call it what you want Michelle & Jim-Bob but it is what it is - cultism. Staying together at all times is a strategy to discourage individual feelings & opinions.

The hair is exceptionally disturbing. And the ratty jean skirts. I have no problem with getting clothes from thrift stores but those skirts always seem so "used".

Josh is like a kid who was denied everything when he was little, who finally gets out on his own and goes crazy~! Just look at his instagram photos! All that garbage food? Really? It's because he never ate like that before and he's making up for lost time.

I used to like this family when they first came onto the screen. But fame & celebrity has proven to be a formidable opponent that even Jim-Bob & Michelle are unable to resist.

How's that for sin? said...

The story is that Amy was born out of wedlock. Her parents only married a few years ago.

imaamy said...

I really thought Amy sounded horrible, and looked very big in the hips in the outfit she chose. Jim Bob described her as beautiful, but I'm not seeing it.

ennvee said...

Amy's mother married her biological father (off and on relationship since before Amy was born) about 5 years ago. The name on her birth certificate is Amy Jordan and to complicate things even more, when she started her singing career, she had pictures posted promoting herself as "Amy Jordyn." Then came the TV show and switch to "Duggar" as her stage name.

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I think Jinger's hair is naturally curly, I think I remember during the home perm episode that Jana commented that Jinger was the only one of them who didn't have to do the perms.

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No, it was Jinger's hair that they were perming on that "home recipe" episode. It's Jessa whose hair is "naturally curly," and even she went through a few crunchy spiral curl perms when they were popular amongst the Gothard crowd (yes, there IS peer pressure amongst the girls and it's intense) around the time the show started in early/mid-2008. Remember Anna's monstrosity?

But yeah, Jinger is the only one perming these days. The others either hit the flat iron or the big trend these days (also seen on Anna of late), hair wrapped around the barrel of a 2" curling iron and left as-is. In one shot last night, you could see how it had "fallen" on Jana; only the bottom 6" retained any curl.

The lemonade stand would have been a better idea in August, not a blustery day in November. And I agree that if the Duggars have all that money to travel on the road with a political candidate for a solid month (not all, but the "adult" children were there the entire time (Michelle and the minors showed up on weekends), they could have written a check for the foundation and promised to set up a stand this coming summer.

I'm going to look up the foundation; I'm dubious as to whether it's based on one's religious beliefs to receive services, or accepts anyone, like the RMcD Houses. I suspect this is not a secular organization.

ennvee said...

I take my last statement about the lemonade stand. It appears to be a secular organization with a varied group of corporate and celebrity supporters.

The Duggars aren't even mentioned on the site.

tulip said...

Appreciate ennvee's fact-checking...I was sure Amy was not always a Duggar (by name), and was in fact Amy Jordan. I remembered seeing some info about her early on, and she was not "Amy Duggar".

I also remember the girls saying Jessa was the one who supposedly has naturally wavy hair. Glad to see the other girls have gotten away from the crunchy perms. I guess Jinger still thinks she looks good with it. As for Michelle, she obviously perms and looks like she wears some sort of clip-on hair pieces-it always looks the same, no matter what. I can't imagine getting up everyday and spending all that time doing whatever she does to get it so - well, whatever you call it!

Alberta Rose said...

Further to: "Michelle fumbled the IVF question" Could someone please explain what happened, what the question and answer was? I don't watch the show anymore because I really want it off the air and the adult daughter to be free from their indentured servitude, but come here regularly to read the updates. I'm dying to know what was said!!

Basically she heard "Pill", started to talk about birth control pill, caught herself, laughed, and said she didn't know much about fertility drugs because she's never needed them. She also mentioned they knew of some friends who did use them a couple of times and they rejoiced each time the couple was blessed.

Based on an e-mail exchange back in 2007, I had thought her personal opinion is that's a choice to be prayerfully made by each couple. Her stance about it being a choice impressed me and is what got me watching the show "17 Kids and Counting" when it premiered. Unfortunately due to no longer having the e-mail, I can't quote her directly.

KatieK said...

Did anyone check out the Duggar bus? Full of garbage and nasty trash! Maybe they were too busy with school to clean it up --NOT! There's only one word for that - LAZY!

Elverna Bradshaw said...

I think Michelle definitely does wear a hairpiece (or hairpieces). If you look at it, the curly part doesn't match the less curly part in color or texture. It appears to me that she has very, very coarse hair and that it would be difficult to curl. Also if you look at the sheer volume of hair, it doesn't seem possible that it all could be growing out of one person's scalp.

Devil's Advocate said...

I'm willing to cut a little slack to the girls on the hair front. If the style the girls have is popular in their group (family AND Gothard-types), no doubt that will eventually change and so will they. I feel obligated to cut the slack because I remember rocking the mall bangs in the 80s and the 90210 hair in the 90s - just like everyone else in my peer group at the time. I thought I looked fantastic then, but laugh when I look back on photos now.

I don't think Michelle wears any kind of fake hair or clip, but rather what we see around her face and now to her shoulders are those old bangs she used to wear from ear to ear growing out. I'm guessing Jim Bob liked her hair long when they started dating and she's never tried any other style as a result. I don't know if she colors it or not, but maybe as it turns grey, she'll change it up a bit.

Andrea said...

Hurray Sharla!! Thank you for the update on ratings. . . their time maybe coming to an end. Fingers crossed, I want the older girls to go to College / get jobs and lives. Also looking forward to the tell all book in ten years time!

jj said...

I didn't think Amy sounded too bad...her voice is nothing special in the world of singers, I suppose, but it was a lot better than the average person could do. Too bad she is 26 and probably still living at home and trying to ride her family's coattails, though...

~*Amanda~* said...

As someone who has gone through infertility treatments, including one IVF cycle, I was actually ok with Michelle's response-not that it was at all articulate!

Basically, I am just glad that she didn't condemn fertility treatments, as a lot of ultra religious people do. I'm also SO happy that she didn't use the "Well, they should just adopt line". Nothing is more infuriating that someone saying that-especially if they have kids and have never dealt with the heart break of infertility.

So while I am not a fan of the Duggars, I didn't hate Michelle's response-as she touched on not only adoption, but of having friends who have done treatments. Although yes, she was pretty clueless about the whole topic.

pumpkin said...

I didn't think Amy was that bad. She certainly isn't the greatest singer out there, and I doubt she will ever have any kind of music career, but she did better than I could have.

She's too old to be still living at home and taking advantage of her cousin's fame. If she wants to be successfuly, she needs to get out on her own.

Pistol Pete said...

You know, just because they know how to play an instrument doesn't mean that they have a natural talent for it. They just sound bad when they play and sing. I think Michelle is the only one who can sing well. Josh sounds like someone stuck him with a harpoon.

Vanessa West said...

I thought "Sweeter Gets the Journey" sounded amazing They had good harmony and everything. I really enjoyed it.