'American Idol' Fans Support Pregnant Contestant Amber Fiedler's Decision to Have an Open Adoption
Fans of the talent show, "American Idol," make it a ritual to tune in for the singing competition. Recently, they aired their views after a talented pregnant singer took to the stage.
With judges such as Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, and Luke Bryan, competitors try their best to wow the iconic artists, thereby bringing on their A-game.
Recently, a "304" tag singer, Amber Fiedler, managed to do that effortlessly with her tremendous voice and real-life story.
The soon to be mother swooned the audience by performing Etta James' "Trust In Me." This earned her the applause of both the judges and the audience.
But what gained reactions was her adoption story. She confessed that she isn't ready for the responsibility of a mother and would put her baby up for adoption. Fans had lots of love for this decision and wasted no time in expressing it. One wrote:
"What a strong, selfless decision."
"Trying to sing when you're 9mo Pregnant is not easy. It's harder to breathe. She sung crisp, clear w/o oversinging this song. Beautiful."
The judges who finally gave her a golden buzzer first engaged her in a conversation where she revealed lots of details concerning her childhood.
Amber, who is a server from Idaho, explained that she never had her mom around due to her addiction problem. The 23-year-old was raised by her grandma, and as a youngster, she nearly took to drinking.
However, not having enough funds is the principal reason why she is giving up her daughter. She said:
"I've had time to sit and think...there's days when I don't even have $20 in my pocket. If I'm not ready to be a mom, why would I put her through that, you know?"
The young adult mentioned that this is the best decision, and she hopes her child understands her reason. Since she wouldn't be able to provide for her little one, she is looking out for the family that can help "give her everything she needs."
Apart from being on the talent show, Amber also features in community theatre. She's earned some roles in a number of productions, and the most recent one is "Bonny and Clyde: The Musical."