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'Idol' Contestant Talks About Missing Mom

1/29/2010 1:28 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Angela Martin -- the "American Idol" contestant whose "A.I." dreams have been derailed twice by personal turmoil -- just appeared on the Ryan Seacrest radio show to make another plea to find her missing mother.

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Martin's story is heartbreaking: She's made it to Hollywood twice before auditioning again this season -- but both times, she left the show early. Her father was murdered during her "Idol" run in 2007 and in 2008 she had to quit because of a court appearance.

Now Angela has made it to Hollywood again -- but this accomplishment has been marred by the mysterious disappearance of her mother Viola Brown Martin -- who went missing the day after a family Christmas dinner back in December.


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That poor girl. I will definitely pray that her mother is found safe and sound. Don't give up Angela!

1726 days ago

Poor thang!    

I can't imagine the pain she must be in but will pray for her and her family!

1726 days ago


38 year old black male here... two masters degrees, married, great job, great life...

I love silly generalizations by ignorant douchbags. Just because you think it doesn't make it true.

1726 days ago

There is no such thing as reality tv    

Angela sounded great in her audition this year. But I do have to wonder if her latest tragedy is just bs. I hate to sound mean, but something does not sound right. o

1726 days ago


Hey Mr. ToRoger- Guess your two Master's ed didn't include spelling. Douchebag with an "E."

1726 days ago


What's up with all the sob stores on Idol? I thought this was a contest for "musical talent"? I'm sorry her mom's missing but what's that got to do with how well she can sing?

1726 days ago

Poor thang!    

Sometimes I have to wonder how much evil there is in the world where someone in trouble is responded to with racism and harshness and bias with no support of it? I will pray for your heart to soften and your spirit to be well from now on, John. That's all anyone can do for you...God will take it from there.

1726 days ago

Tye Tanikk    

Dang... this girl needs a hug.

btw, is the word "ignorant" the only pseudo intelligent word the darker skinned peeps know? Use a thesaurus once in a while would ya.

1726 days ago

Poor thang!    

...and Saturday Afternoon...if the man can't spell douchebag, obviously he's too classy to have used the word as often as some do, or perhaps he's at work and in a hurry. Not uncommon among the educated members of society. This and other words should be taken from your vocabulary and kinder more positive ones as replacements. Praying for you too and all with similar judgements against others.

1726 days ago


#2 John. It's obvious that you had uneducated A holes for parents raising you. Why don't you jump off a roof and stop taking up space.

1726 days ago

Woo Hoo!!!!    

With 3 bad things happening after each audition, I think this is a sign that she wasn't meant to be on American Idol.

1726 days ago


@Saturday Afternoon- Because colloquial insults are a prerequisite for a Master's. @Joyce- Some people experience more tragedy than others, if she made up her father's murder or mother's disappearance wouldn't someone close to the family pointed that out by now? It would be fairly easy to confirm.

1726 days ago



I don't use it; just know how to SPELL it.
It wasn't me putting my education out there, like some.
And if it's not that uncommon for "educated members of society" to misspell, that's a sad commentary on the post secondary educational system.

1726 days ago


I agree with a few posters; is this real or just bs for a sympathy vote??

1726 days ago


Saturday Afternoon... buddy... shut up.

You know, this story isn't about you.

1726 days ago
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