So, David Cook will definitely have a tall order on tonight’s show.
Not only does he have to take on a Mariah Carey song, but he will also have to deal with the emotion of having his ailing brother, Adam, who is battling brain cancer, in the audience.
According to a report in the “Terre Haute News,” Adam’s doctors had said his condition was too delicate for him to fly commercially, so his friends rallied to get him a chartered medical jet and a hotel room.
Adam’s wife, Kendra, told the newspaper that he had not been feeling well but that the prospect of the trip had him feeling better. Adam and Kendra will attend both the Tuesday and Wednesday shows with a medic and nurse.
The Board of Directors at Clarian Health in Indianapolis is paying for the medic, nurse and Leer jet while a local Terre Haute radio station is paying for the hotel.
I sincerely hope Ryan doesn’t say anything to David before his performance since I know it’s got to be hard for him…
Back in ten as Mariah Carey night (gulp) begins…