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posted: 6/3/2003 at 8:32:42 PM ET
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Is anyone watching this show...I keep having flash backs of GYPSY! Especially the mom who's daughter sang Colors of the Wind....she was singing along and doing all the movements right along with her daughter. Then she flipped out when her daughter didn't get a calback.There are even parents taking the spotlight from their kids and putting on a little show for the cameras...singing and dancing.

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posted: 6/3/2003 at 10:17:38 PM ET
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I kept expecting one of those mothers to say "Sing out (child's name)" LOL!! I totally thought of "Gypsy" when I was watching it :-)


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posted: 6/4/2003 at 12:40:16 AM ET
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I thought the same thing when I watched a few minutes of it this evening. Seeing some of the parents' reactions just gave me chills--there were definitely some border-line Mama Roses there. I felt that the worst moment, though, was when the little girl who was not selected was crying and wiping her face, and her mother (ranting and raving to the camera) forced her daughter to sing! That really saddened me.

On a lighter note, there were some wonderfully talented kids on that show--Wow! You can tell that many of them genuinely love to perform. It will be interesting to see how they progress over the coming weeks.

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posted: 6/5/2003 at 11:23:45 AM ET
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When I was watching I was struck by how many Rose's there are in the world. In away almost all parents push us to succeed in some way as children. I guess we love the character of Rose because we all have a little bit of her in us.


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posted: 6/5/2003 at 11:32:22 AM ET
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I disagree. I think good parents don't "push" their children to succeed; they give them the confidence to want to succeed on their own.

My parents NEVER forced me to do something I didn't want to do (well, with the exception of going to school or the doctors).

Even Bernadette has talked about how she and her mother had an agreement that if Bernadette was not happy in show business and wanted to quit, she could.

Many of the parents on this show are clearly forcing their children to perform, and making them feel bad if they don't live up to their parents' standards.


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posted: 6/7/2003 at 9:50:57 PM ET
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lol! Yes, I watched the show and laughed the whole time (because Gypsy was on my mind). I was expecting to hear, "Would you slap Baby June with something pink? She's the star! Smile baby!" (Wow..I know waaay too many lines from that that show!)

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