On Saturday night we had a Miss America party. Camille's good friend just happens to be Miss California and was competing in the pageant on Saturday night so we gathered a bunch of ladies and sat around and ate and laughed and critiqued the outfits and talents and basically had a ball. Our girl didn't win (sad) but she did get to eat a donut on stage. Not too shabby.
But now down to business - which is that Miss South Carolina is a sham. Her talent was playing the piano and you guys, she wasn't even coming close. It wasn't even that she was bad (there was plenty of that going on by all the ladies who tried to sing) - she was just playing along with a recording. Trickery! She was definitely playing but there were also very visable parts where she wasn't. But what did we and judges hear? A perfectly played song. At one point she did a glissando, which is where you run your thumb down the keyboard, and while the gliss was heard her thumb was visibly off the keys. Like a mile away from them. And then it just became glaringly obvious that she was faking it.
I've no doubt that she knows how to play the piano. But the girl twirling the baton didn't get the chance to record her best preformance and show that instead. And all those girls who sang woefully off key couldn't fake it either. Consipracy? You be the judge.
It's at minute 40 that it all starts to unravel.