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So Sad…And Freaky!

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American Idol contestant Angela Martin of Chicago has made it to Hollywood Week for the third time, but her journey has been rough to say the least.

The first time she made it to the next round she found out her father had been murdered. The second time she had to drop out of the competition to settle a traffic ticket in court! And now the talented singer's mother is missing and has been since Christmas.

So sad!

After her mother Viola Brown Martin didn't show up for Christmas dinner Angela's family filed a missing person's report. On New Year's Eve Viola's car was found in an unfamiliar neighborhood, but she has yet to be found. Angela says:

“We haven’t heard anything yet. The detectives have been calling my sisters and myself, and just keeping us informed. They say they are still just looking and asking us more questions, if we know anything but her friends are calling us, so it’s hard.”

“We haven’t stopped looking. We’ve been out in the cold, and before I left to go to Hollywood, we were looking. I think what hurts us the most was they found her car but they didn’t find her. It was abandoned in a forest preserve in the dark. We just want to know, what were you doing over there?”

On top of everything Angela has a 10-year-old daughter with the developmental disorder Rett Syndrome that she's trying to provide for while participating in the competition as well.

It's hard to believe but Angela has kept up her positive attitude:

“Music heals my soul and it heals my heart and I tell everyone, I have a Band-Aid on my heart right now and I don’t know if it is going to fall off soon, but it’s keeping me whole and it’s my music.”

Angela and her family are in our thoughts and we hope they find her mother soon!

Watch Angela's inspiring Idol audition above!

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29 comments to “So Sad…And Freaky!”

  1. 1

    Good for Her! hopefully this time she makes it all the way!

  2. 2

    Wow some people just catch a break. I hope she makes it far! She's really good!

  3. 3

    rootin for ya, girl.

  4. 4

    So sad indeed! I hope she makes it this time.

  5. 5

    Well, according the so-called "leaked" list of the top 24 contestants, she isn't on it :( Someone should just give this woman a recording contract. With all the pain she has endured in her life, nothing but real soul should be coming from her voice.

  6. 6

    Poor lady. What horrible "luck." I hope they find her mother alive. I can't imagine having my mother disappear under such sinister circumstances.

  7. 7

    Omg, that's all so sad! I wish her luck, and hope she makes it far.

  8. 8

    This was on last weeks auditions. you're real late perez

  9. 9

    this poor poor girl, what horrible luck

  10. 10


  11. 11

    Um cant help thinking it's all faked for publicity
    She's been outdone by reality tv stars like jon gosselin

  12. 12

    I saw her mini story on AI this year when she audition. Darn, she's been through so much in so little time. I really hope they find her mom ALIVE and well. Prayers to her and her family. This girl has a wonderful voice and I hope she somehow, someday makes it into the music industry like she's always dreamed of but hasn't been able to because of the heartaches she's had to endure in a short amount of time.

  13. vaaka says – reply to this


    seriously, wth. i can't believe that, it is freaky!

  14. obama says – reply to this


    damn. doesn't sound like a good idea to be in Hollywood right now trying to get famous. Stay home and take care of that child and help find your mom

  15. 15

    I hope she goes far. She has talent.

  16. 16

    She sounds great. I hope that her mom is okay. I would watch past the auditions to see her sing. Usually I only watch the auditions.

  17. 17

    oh my goodness! bless her, go on girl! show em' what you're made of!!

  18. 18

    Re: jones19 – Evil Bitch Evil Bitch take something pointy and sharp push it up agianst ur neck and make a happy face !!!!!

  19. 19

    You know, I hate getting all gushy-gushy, but I sincerely hope this woman makes it to some kind of a musical career. She's so very talented, super cute, and I could really see her performing a great dance hit or hearing her on the radio with a pop hit.

  20. 20

    What the fuck!!!! Stay away from this skank bad news all around.

  21. pj88 says – reply to this


    She really needs a break…I really hope the right people see this girls story.

  22. 22

    Re: Edgenet – What you got to say on this?

  23. 23

    Also Shanya Twain is so classy. Did anyone see Avril Levine this week? I thought Perez has been hard on her, but she really is an immature silly little girl.

  24. 24

    I hope she reaches for the stars!!! you know you got it girl now Bring it On to the World!! your music is incredible- keep up the incredible work hun, you got it! =) fight for your dreams woman now let me hear u ROOOAAARRRRRRRRRRR!!! ;)

  25. 25

    i hope that she finds peace and success she has a beatiful voice to share

  26. 26

    who sings the background song?

  27. 27

    Talk about bad luck!!!! God bless her and Her family!!!!

  28. 28

    i remmebr her audition and it gave me goosebumps bcz it's AUTHENTIC. she's not trying to get sympathy or attention. this girl has been thru some really rough shit. i know she'll be in the top 12. she has an awesome voice. good luck.

  29. cheet says – reply to this


    Duuuuude, I'm so sick of this bitch. She has been using every sob story she can for the last three years! I've watched her all this time, and to be honest I'm glad that she's 28 and this is the last year she can do it. Disabled kid? Yes, that's awful. Dad murdered? Yes, that's horrible. Didn't go to court and had a warrant issued for you? That's your own damn fault. Mother goes missing? Yes, that sucks, too. Issuing statements using all four (on multiple occasions in some cases) in ploys to garner sympathy to further your career? That's despicable. The absolute worst part about her is her stance on what music means to her. She makes it sound like there is no one in the world who wants or deserves a singing career as much as she does - you're one in a billion, whiner.