There she is, Miss Washington, singing a country song during the final stages of the Miss America competition on Saturday night. Mandy Schendel, chose Rascal Flatts' song, My Wish, to sing during the talent portion of the live pageant.
It was no surprise to followers of the Miss America Pageant that Mandy would be in the top 10 - she was, after all, the Lifestyle and Fitness (bikini) winner of the third night of preliminaries putting her ahead of the competition. But when Mandy took the stage as the final contestant to perform her talent, some wondered how she made it that far.
Twitter immediately blew up with hatred towards Miss Washington's song choice and singing ability. To me, the song choice was perfect. The Miss America Pageant is a showcase of 53 of the most inspirational young women in the country. "My Wish" seemed an obvious song choice. The actual singing however... I'll let you decide. Was Mandy really that bad?
These people seem to think so. Here are some of the Twitter rants about Miss Washington's performance.