We aren't the only ones asking why McKinney's Hollie Cavanagh didn't appear on any American Idol episodes until last week's "Top 24" finalists show. Other national publications and web sites are curious, as well.
Check out this link to a story on toofab.com, whose headline begs the question: "American Idol Standout: Where's She Been Hiding?" And yes, they're talking about Hollie.
The hit FOX television show seems to love the storylines about previous contestants who didn't make it but perservered. Hollie made it to Hollywood in 2011 but was eliminated in a famous scene in which the tears flowed and America felt badly for the young Liverpool, England native who moved here with her family 11 years ago. Wouldn't that have been a compelling storyline during the multiple week and shows gone by?
But nope ...
Many of us didn't even think Hollie had tried out again this year. After all, Idol had shown nearly every single contestant, complete with tryouts, backstory, group nights, etc. ... except for Hollie.
No word from FOX or Idol on this, but McKinney is glad that Hollie lives to see another day! She's on the live shows, which will begin this Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 28-29. Time to vote, folks.
The most important thing: She made it, and that makes the 2012 American Idol episodes a little more fun to watch.