According to an MTV article, half of the top 10 this season have strong ties to Church, and may even lead worship.
I have steadfastly avoided American Idol this year, except for about 10 minutes to look at the set (always amazing what that kind of money can buy for TV), but now… maybe I will have to check it out. I hope they don’t make the same mistake Mandisa did, picking a song she liked rather than one that showcased her voice. I liked “Shackles” too and enjoy it on her first release, but she should have picked a different song that week. It was the beginning of the end.
I appreciated her willingness to witness, but if she doesn’t sing what she should to win, she doesn’t get to sing anymore on the show.