Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 9:00 PM, Episode 30, Amy's Nashville Dreams

Cousin Amy returns for a new special as she continues to pursue her music career. Amy performs on a sold out showboat dinner cruise then celebrates her 28th birthday with her Duggar family. Plus, we get a behind the scenes look at her new music video.

62 minutes

The viewers didn't want to see Amy.  1.138M viewers and a .3 rating.

87 comments:

Anonymous said...

If this is a "special", Amy shouldn't take up the 19K timeslot. They should move this show along and catch up with time.
Amy should have another day and time for a special that no one really is interested in.

Anonymous said...

Is that really going to be a new special? I thought it was simply a rerun. Oh boy, they're really scraping the bottom of the barrel now.

nancy

CatLady said...

Not more of this hooey! I get it that Amy wanted to spend time living with both of her parents, but if she were truly serious about a music career, she would have gotten a full-time job, saved at least half her pay (reasonably easy to do if she's living rent-free with mom & dad), and limited her expenses to her phone and singing lessons. In a couple years, she could have saved several thousand dollars, taken a roommate (Jana/Jinger?) to Nashville, found a part-time job, and lived on a budget with her savings while making music industry connections, and she could have done this by the time she was 25 or so. I agree with the posters on her earlier special that she's getting a little too old to be a Nashville starlet.

Kathy said...

I think I will pass on this episode.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I agree, no thanks. If Amy's country singing career didn't take off after the first special, why do they think it will now? Maybe the Duggars are more famous now so they'll give it another shot. I mean, they didn't even feature her singing at Jill's wedding. Come on. Why can't we just see Jill's PG announcement, Jessa's wedding and call it a day? I guess we need a whole other season to drag that all out. However, I don't think Jim Bob and his sister could be any more different. We haven't seen much of her before.

tulip said...

I just posted this over on Free Discussion before there was a post for Amy's new episode, so just figured I would post it here too now that there's a spot for it. (Yup, not a Cousin Amy fan)

Cousin Amy again? Really? TLC, please spare us this utter nonsense of an almost 30-yr. old woman who has no more talent then the next gal singing in the church choir. What about the goofy lack of brain cells faking out Mom & Grandma pretending to get a tattoo. Umm, first of all, she's not 16, she's almost 30. Secondly, this is considered funny? Freaking out her 70+ yr. old grandmother thinking her granddaughter will go to hell if she gets inked? Oh, but she loves her Memaw (or whatever name she uses besides Grandma) That girl needs to get an actual life and stop trying to chase down Nashville dreams. Amy's lack of direction & still living w/ her parents doesn't strike me as all that different than her cousins in some respects, as TLC even portrays her as if we're following some teenager on her coming of age journey, hanging around with nothing better to do than posting selfies and taking pics of her lunch.

Special Ed Lady said...

I thought it was a rerun, too.

Anonymous said...

Amy is annoying.

Alberta Rose said...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=secPVolAFAY Cousin Amy singing with a few friends.

sandi said...

pass,me too.old hat by now,the idea of it.

Anonymous said...

Yes, Amy is a child-like woman of 28, I understand. She has never had a real job in a real office or place of business either. Sorry, but babysitting after school for a working parent is NOT being a profession nanny. This woman is still an immature little girl and it's high time she grew up too.
Goofing around with your 19 juvenile cousins isn't what a woman should be doing.

Anonymous said...

An entire episode devoted to a 28-year-old woman who acts like a 13-year-old junior high school girl?

How many of these Amy-goes-to-Nashville episodes is TLC going to air ?

Anonymous said...

RE: Anonymous comments about Amy. Although I agree she is a 28 yr. old woman acting like a 13 yr. old just babysitting for a job. But at least she leaves her parents home by herself. What about 24 or 25 yr. olds that have to travel in pairs so they will have an accountability partner? She's no worse than the Duggar girls. Only once since that show has been on, to my knowledge did any of the Duggar girls babysit for someone other than a family member. Once they went to a "friends home," we don't know who the friends were (just another of those friends) but two of them went together. I don' remember which two of the girls went but I do believe one of them was Joy, as she was quite excited about being allowed to go, but they didn't go alone. Michelle also gave a long drawn out spiel about how well she knew & trusted the family they were going to babysit for. You would think she would say how she trusted her girls but instead she said how much she trusted the family they were going to sit for.

Anonymous said...

RE: CatLady's comments. I agree with a lot of what you said. Amy's nevr gonna make it in Nashville. She's too old to be a starlet & as other have said her voice is only as good as any other girl in the church choir. But you can't possible think that Jana or Jinger would ever be allowed to go anywhere with Amy, let alone share an apartment. I'd love to see it, but it ain't never gonna happen, at least not while old Jim Bob is able to draw a breath.

taurus0385 said...

Has anyone figured out yet what the season finale is gonna be.

Anonymous said...

Peter pan syndrome for girls

Anonymous said...

I do believe that TLC probably made a 2 episode contract deal with Amy. They most likely are sorry they made that deal now as Amy's very own episodes are NOT being well received by the viewing audience. Fine if they did, but this subject shouldn't be in place of 19K episodes as they are sorely behind real time.

secondhand_shoes said...

If Amy were really serious about her "dream" of being a Nashville singer, she would have an agent, a voice coach, and be taking lessons whilst singing at every possible venue she can get to make those all-important connections. She should be wearing out the shoe-leather going to clubs, theaters, churches, shows, etc., to pass out her resume and rub shoulders with the folks who employ local talent.

Getting a job of any kind is hard work - getting a job in show-business is well nigh impossible. Saying "my aunt and uncle are mildly famous reality TV personalities" only gets you so far in life.

coleen said...

I like Cousin Amy, and I believe if she actually stuck with cultivating her singing talent she could have an actual career. She could have a career as a Christian/country singer performing at churches, weddings, state fairs, etc. and make good money. But I think Cousin Amy likes the fame a bit too much and isn't interested in the work that comes along. Possibly, she will regret her work ethic and the opportunities squandered as she gets older.

JSierra said...

I love how each week they advertise the show as a "special one hour episode". ALL of the episodes are one hour and even when they were only 30 TLC aired them back to back so you still got a full hour of Duggar.

Cousin Amy was fun at first, back when she was the rebellious cousin who had kissed a boy and wore pants. She needs to find an identity outside of her crazy cousins, what is she going to do when the show eventually ends? Be the next Taylor Swift? It's not her age so much that will be holding her back, it's her whole package. Amy isn't a fabulous singer, she isn't eye catchingly attractive, she isn't overly charismatic or charming, she just doesn't have the full package needed to make a superstar. Especially now that she is older than the 16 year old starlets trying to be famous, she needs to have that wow factor in at least one area and she is simply mediocre all around.

capslock said...

I don't have an opinion whether or not Amy should or could make it music.

I did see on the previews that her agent/producer/coach (whatever) is JAMIE and he is HUGE in Nashville.
Everyone wants to get in with Jamie. He had a small reality show where 7 girls (and parents) were doing just about anything (and I do mean ANYTHING) to have a shot to work with him.

How Amy has come out of nowhere-ville and has someone as reputable and talented as Jamie is beyond my comprehension.

PLUS SIDE: Great to see Grandma Duggar not doing laundry and getting out to Nashville!

Dar said...

Have to agree with most of the posters. I don't know if Amy is allowed to watch television,beause if she is, she should take a look at the talent shows that are available. If she is honest looking at the raw talent, real talent, she will start looking for another career. Let's face it, she is a mediocre singer at best. She received the exposure she has only because of the show and her relationship to the Duggars. I think she is a pleasant enough girl, but only TLC would showcase her. I get the impression that she doesn't even put out the effort, sort of feels entitled. Oh Dear, this is what Celebrity does.

Anonymous said...

Amy may get to go places by herself and babysit, but so what? She and her parents don't partake of the Duggar belief system, as they are mainstream people. Amy shouldn't be compared to her Duggar cousins, who can't breathe without a sibling attached to them. She is compared to others out there that are HER peers..normal 28 year old women.IMO she is about 15 years behind herself.

Anonymous said...

Re;taurus 0385 question about the season finale. I believe we have already seen the finale. I think Josh's 2 part trip to Chicago was it. Now they are just going to fill in with what they have with cousin Amy.

Anonymous said...

There are so many singers who have no talent whatsoever. There are songs that are played everyday that I think how the flip did these songs make it to the airwaves??
Her age has nothing to do with it. Being only 28 or 29 really is prime age for Nashville. Look at all the stars of country music. Only LeeAnn Rimes and Taylor Swift[in the female category]has hit it big as teens. Most stars do start in their mid to late 20's. So really she does stand a chance. And plus, she has the Duggar name with a pretty good fan base. I wish her well. Oh, and I hope Grandma moves in with her. She needs a laundry break. Maybe Grandma will find an available lonely ole cowboy.

Anonymous said...

I think this is the season finale. There is going to be a sneak pic on Benessa's wedding as well as more highlights of Dill's wedding.

Anonymous said...

I don't know of many with no talent. Before Amy can consider making singing a career, she needs to learn to sing at least passably. Every church I've been to in the past year had singers better than Amy.

Patsy said...

BIG YAWN. Truly mindless TV watching. TLC needs to do a little creative work & get some new original programming. Same 'ole same over & over again. Amy? BIG YAWN.

Can't recall off hand the name of the show but families giving up their homes & "things" to live off grid -- how many beleve that TLC came up with the storyline to do a show & these families are being paid for this "TLC experiment"? All for our television viewing pleasure (NOT)!

Anonymous said...

Has TLC not learned their lesson after the last cousin Amy special? That last show was so incredibly boring. The only way Amy can look remotely interesting is when she's the immodest cousin in a room full of fundie Duggars. And what 28 year old drags their Grandma everywhere? Grow up.

Special Ed Lady said...

Saw an ad on TLC. They are going to show the first scenes from Jessa's wedding on Tuesday.

Anonymous said...

For one thing, I thought during the last Amy special, when Jim Bob took the initiative of counseling her on "guys" etc., he was disrespecting her own parents.. What, doesn't Amy have a dad? She sure does, it's Uncle Terry. That is HIS jurisdiction according to the Duggar beliefs to look out for HIS OWN daughter isn't it? So tired of TLC wasting time that they are severly behind on in the first place...

Leigh Ann said...

I, thought, that, too. The only thing Jim Bob had any right to say was "good luck, we'll be rooting for you". She has her own parents.

puddin' said...

This show is going to be another snooze fest just like the last Amy show was. We ought to be seeing Jessa and Ben's wedding...TLC just keeps on with the recycling of old shows and old info that we have all been fed over and over and over. Dill Pickles Any One? ;) Have A Happy Turkey Day Posters!

roddma said...

I agree Amy may not have the best voice but as Anonymous 11/12 6:30 am mentioned neither do many of the singers today. Most are only carbon copies of the others and you cant tell them apart on the radio. As far a maturity, she is no more immature than her cousins or anyone else her age. She shows you can be Christian with a non-baby related career and without courting/marrying/having kids starting at 20.

I also see nothing wrong in Amy wanting to spend time with Grandma.She isnt going to be around forever.

Anonymous said...

Oh for God’s sake…what in the world is TLC thinking?

Nobody and I mean NOBODY wants to see this again. Even the teaser of a few minutes of Jessa’s wedding is not enough to entice me into watching this painful humiliation.

I support following one’s dreams and no offense to Cousin Amy, but honey you need to know when it’s time to face reality and perhaps seek out some vocational counseling and look at some other career options.

Plus, the dreadful editing by TLC will result in a ridiculous amount of repeated scenes of the wedding so we’ll see plenty of it (the same 15 minutes over and over and over)…..

Anonymous said...

Ummmm...have you ever heard the Duggar children play their violins? I'm sorry but they always sound terrible and they are asked to sing and play at churches all over the country. I think these people...including Amy are cashing in on the Duggar brand. You gotta get while the getting good!!

Anonymous said...

You can't pay me to willingly watch an entire episode of Amy. She is literally the most annoying of them all.

got2bdrc said...

I agree with Anonymous 11/25/2014 9:07 AM. Listening to the Duggar children play their violins is like listening to fingernails on a blackboard, except that fingernails have a better sense of timing. While not everyone can be a virtuoso, I really don't think any of those kids plays well enough to perform in public, even for free.

Anonymous said...

I opened a link to hear Amy sing, she isn't talented enough to make it big. She needs lessons, might help

Anonymous said...

Is jimboa ordained?

Anonymous said...

Just wondering where he attended seminary. Thanks

Quiana said...

I'm watching this and don't honestly see anything wrong with Amy. I'm 25 and kinda act simliar I'm not gonna lie. I just moved back home after college and not being able to find a job which is the worst.
If she wants to follow a dream I say give it ago until she can't and them move on, it's better to say you've tried than not you'll totally regret it. Also it's GREAT Amy is spending time with Grandma Duggar doing normal stuff and not just sitting around the Duggar compound and being the laundry slave!

Anonymous said...

Wait a minute...John David said he is a cop?

Anonymous said...

EDIT: Oops, I got ahead of myself...I see that John David was sworn in as a Constable, which is a volunteer position. I got so excited thinking that a Duggar had a bonafide paying career that required formal training or education.

Anonymous said...

OMG. What is TLC paying the various venues to buy time for cousin Amy to sing. She has absolutely no talent. And how immature can a 28 year old be to chase Johanna to try to smear more frosting on her. And then the icing on the donut, pun intended, was Jim Boob saying he was going to have to lick the rest of the frosting off his little daughter -- what a total pervert!

Anonymous said...

OMG. What is TLC paying the various venues to buy time for cousin Amy to sing. She has absolutely no talent. And how immature can a 28 year old be to chase Johanna to try to smear more frosting on her. And then the icing on the donut, pun intended, was Jim Boob saying he was going to have to lick the rest of the frosting off his little daughter -- what a total pervert!

Wampascat said...

1. Amy is not a "nanny" to 30 families. That even sounds stupid. She is a part time babysitter around town.
2. Amy,buy a dress in the correct size. That blue dress needed to be a size ( or two) larger. Have you heard of spanx?
3. Grow up, Amy! You are not a teenager. You are not a quarter to a teenager. You are pushing thirty. Sing if you want, but get a real job and get out on your own. You're becoming a weirdo, just like your cousins.

taurus0385 said...

Seen the previews for Jessa's wedding and poor Jinger looks absolutely crushed. I hope these children find their voice and are able to become independent adults wether or not they marry.

no1 said...

After refusing to watch the previous "Amy Special" I tuned into this one for a few minutes.

She comes across as extremely tedious and unlikeable. Laughing a lot is not "energy," an adjective used to describe Amy repeatedly in the short time I watched.

Her version of "You Were Always on My Mind" was truly, blatantly painful.

As I turned the channel, the thought occurred to me that TLC did this as some sort of misguided meanspirited comedy . . .

Anonymous said...

Honestly, I was thought Amy did extremely well last night. She's worked hard, and her efforts show.

However, if Amy's really serious about her music career, she needs to eat a healthy diet (no more donut cakes or tater tots) and hit the Duggar gym with Jessa and Ben each day. Actually, that would be a great idea for an episode -- Amy works out with Jessa, Ben and Uncle Jim Bob.

Amy, if you really want to make it in country music, you need to get your cute, little figure back.

Way to go, Amy Duggar!

Anonymous said...

The big shocker was how stylish and modern Grandma Duggar is. Take her out of Jim Bob's orbit and she looks and acts like a hip septuagenarian, not a holier than thou, bible belt frump like Michelle.

Csnee317 said...

Last night was painful. I watched bits and pieces because I was hoping that it was more than just about Amy. The donut-cake setup at the Duggars kitchen was particularly awful. In a season where they could have shown two weddings and other things, this was the season finale? EPIC fail TLC.

Anonymous said...

Awkward show. Kind of painful watching Amy squall out that version of "Always On My Mind". And I love how they introduced her on the boat as part of the Duggar family. Pretty sure she'd be virtually unknown if not for them.

Anonymous said...

Amy needs to move out on her own and get a job.

Anonymous said...

Per "Anonymous Wampascat said...
1. Amy is not a "nanny" to 30 families. That even sounds stupid. She is a part time babysitter around town.
2. Amy,buy a dress in the correct size. That blue dress needed to be a size ( or two) larger. Have you heard of spanx?"

1. Amy has to be a 'nanny' because Jill is a 'midwife'. In the Duggar world professions don't require an education.

2. Modest female clothing now includes tight as long as it isn't pants!

Yes, I'm being snarky!

josie said...

I just don't see Amy's talent. I think she sounds like a teenager at a school talent show, not someone who stands a chance at getting a record deal. People need to stop lying to this woman just because uncle Boob is paying them off.

Wheez said...

You're right.
I saw recent pic of jinger (maybe at gma?) w hair fixed differently, thought she looked very similar to kate middleton

Judy said...

I wonder how the Duggars keep Amy's worldly influence away from their kids while embracing her in the family, which they seem to.

Anonymous said...

Did any one see Jimbob not help Amy when her hands full of donuts, what a man no mammers at all ,very sad ,I like Amy but she was very rude to her manger when he was giving her advice , i think

Anonymous said...

I actually enjoyed this episode much more than I thought I would. Usually I could care less about Amy but this was well done and I liked it. It kind of showed us a different side to her. And look everyone...Grandma Duggar is spending a lot of time away from the laundry room!! LOL!

Anonymous said...

anyone see that Jimbod is trying to fix up Jana with Tim tebow. guess he is now looking for someone with money for his daughters. hope it is not true.

Anonymous said...

I think it's sick and cruel the planning and sheer delight they all had in having clowns at Amy's birthday party. They know she is terrified of them all her life.
Is it me or at other times do they sem to get a twisted
Pleasure in what they think is funny.

Trashing cars comes to mind as just one example of humor.

tulip said...

Wow. How is it that Amy's music video could be so utterly laughable & corny? Why was she wearing that 80s sweater and making all those airhead googly-eyed expressions? It was actually rather embarrassing to watch, I mean I felt really embarrassed for her. Yikes. And why does she continue to try and force the idea that her "name" has nothing to do with her "career" (like she flat out said it doesn't) when every time she's introduced, they name drop 19 kids & counting (like they just did)

John David thinks he's a cop? Bahahaha, oh my, what an insult to real law enforcement. These people really are off in their own Lala land.

Just happen to see the the Duggar Thanksgiving youtube video w/ Jason & Josie where it appears they're using that part of their ministry to communicate their idea of Thanksgiving is all about stuffing your face and acting like a goofball.

All this and yet fans are still trying to impress upon us what a wonderful Godly example this family is?...ugh, help us all

Wampascat said...

I keep seeing all of these posts about this and that Duggar kid escaping and finding independence. Well, we all know that will happen... over Jim Bob's dead body. That's the only way they will ever get out. They've got a long wait.

Anonymous said...

Did I hear Amy say she was celebrating her 20TH BIRTHDAY?! If that was heard correctly, what a LIE! Isn't she in her late 20s? I distinctly remember her saying in older seasons that she was the oldest Duggar grandchild. The Duggars didn't feature Amy during any of the wedding planning episodes nor in the wedding itself! If she isn't given the respect and title of so much as a bridesmaid than why are we supposed to care about her during these "specials"? Makes 0 sense. This whole ordeal reminds me of the Cousin Oliver episodes of The Brady Bunch that were completely random and not well-received.

Judy said...

I did think Jessa's wedding dress was beautiful, though!

Anonymous said...

I kind of liked this episode too - I wasn't expecting that I would after the long build up for Jill's wedding. It showed a more vulnerable side of Amy. She is immature but at least she is going after her dream. And this episode showed that it's not going to be easy peasy. I also liked that Grandma Duggar was so involved...and how supportive Amy's parents are...nice contrast to the sheltered life that the rest of the Duggar girls have.

Anonymous said...

She certainly needed a stylist.

Mary said...

How did grandma get off the compound without chaperon>

Anonymous said...

I thought the same thing about Amy saying it was her 20th birthday! And I watched that part several times just to make sure. I ended up coming to the conclusion that she said 28th and not 20th. I think it was her accent that threw it off. She's kind of hicky sometimes - and I can say that - I'm a Southern hick too! Ha!

Anonymous said...

I was sure she said it was her 20th birthday but realized later in the episode that she actually said it was her 28th.

Rudy Tecat said...

That video is awfully funny! Imagine a video for a song called "Beautiful Weather" filmed almost entirely indoors!

Maria said...

As a person, Amy's fine. I don't see anything wrong with her. But as an artist, she's vapid and has nothing that sets her apart from any other artist out there today. I can see why Nashville is not picking her up, leaving her to fall flat. However, the Duggars are still foisting her upon everyone, trying to make Amy happen, and I really don't think she's going to happen. She doesn't have that spark, and personally I think she sounds a bit like Jessica Simpson and Mandy Moore put together.

At her age, I hope that her mother and meemaw would encourage her to return to college and get a solid education.

Anonymous said...

Is there even a kernel of truth to the Jana Dugger/Tim Tebow? Seems like a writer, bored with the current episodes, wanted to stir up interest based on an unlikely concept.

sandi said...

I will be surprised if Amy ever moves out,gets a real job or an education,or gets married and has kids.She appears to love the no responsibility route and being a forever teenager.JMO

Anonymous said...

I am surprised the Duggars haven't recorded an album. I guess no one is interested in it, they aren't really good singers or musicians. The Bates kids are much more talented. JB would love it though, they could do concerts and get all the $$$. I guess he wasn't able to get anyone to sign them on.

Anonymous said...

Ok did anybody else notice the 80's sweater that Amy was wearing looked like the same one her pregnant cousin Jill has been wearing in a few photos? I'm happy that Grandma is actually able to do something other than her son & his family's laundry. I think Shes actually pretty cool & it's also nice to hear her speak more than a sentence or two. I really don't have an opinion of Amy one way or another I guess. She's probably the only normalcy her 19 cousins have had(by normal I mean non-fundie) she wears pants, normal tops(kinda) & gasp! goes on dates by herself & kisses guys!

Anonymous said...

My boyfriend made me go watch elsewhere lol

OkieGirl said...

Lol!! I thought so too!! Rewinded it a couple times, then just looked it up online. Lol!! She's not fooling anyone!!

Anonymous said...

Michelle has stated in a past TH commentary about how Mary Duggar works too hard on the laundry and should take a vacation...IMO, that is baloney on Michelle's feining concern for her mom in law. If it were true that Michelle is concerned about the workload, she would simply do her own family's laundry and release Grandma Duggar from the "obligation"; but that will never happen as Michelle is too lazy to do any real daily work around there in the first place.

Anonymous said...

So doesn't Cousin Amy showing up in pants stir up unhealthy feelings amongst the boys? I know they're cousins but cousins can get married in many places!

got2bdrc said...

Amy's music video is really quite bad. Low production values, and it doesn't make sense--the lyrics don't match the visuals. And what's up with that sweater; it looks like something you'd wear to an "ugly Christmas sweater" party.

no1 said...

From what was shown, it doesn't look like Amy is even able to read music and does not know how to find her starting note from a chord . . .

Anonymous said...

Amy's Nashville Dreams is well titled, for that's all this will be are in her dreams, sorry to say.
Go to secretarial school, lady, and get a real job. You're nearing 30! That is no kid anymore. I don't know where HER parents are; they should be guiding her into a real life already. Guilt goes so far, you have to equip your children to live their own lives; the best gift Amy's parents could give her; not contribute to her stalling to grow up.

Louise's Blog said...

Well of course they would be paid for it. They likely called for auditions

Anonymous said...

People paid to dine on a dinner cruise. Amy Duggar is a minimal average singer. Watched the episode. Big Yawn!

Anonymous said...

I just finally saw Amy's Nashville episode. I know this questions has been asked before, but I still don't have a clear answer. I know Amy's parents were not married when she was born or for many years after that, but Deanna has said on camera that they always remained together & finally married a few years ago. Where does she get off using the name Amy Duggar when her name is Amy Jordyn??If her dad was never in the picture after her birth maybe I could understand that, but it seems from what Deanna has said they always stayed together although not married until a few years ago. I just don't understand it, unless her mom & dad are just like Jim Bob & looking for what they can get out of the Duggar name.