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Published: Wednesday, April 24 2013 2:00 a.m. MDT

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Layton, UT

I'm rootin' for Midas Whale. But they all are very talented.

Beaverton, OR

Bravo for putting yourselves out there in a very tough and competitive music world! Amazing voices, all!

Provo, UT

What does their religion have to do with it?

the truth
Holladay, UT


Local and regional interest, not to mention the obvious that there is huge Mormon readership to the Deseret News.

Why do you people persist in not getting it?


@the truth - people like snowman are only pretending not to get it. Snowman's comment is a passive aggressive jab that he thinks cleverly points out the perceived silliness of DN and its LDS readers. But,it's not as clever as he thinks, and his veiled disdain for the DN Faith Section and its LDS readers is not as well disguised or intelligent as he thinks.

Somewhere in Time, UT

LetsDebate: Thanks for your astute observations. Bitterness and unhappiness keep coming out and some people just can't help it.

Provo, UT

The religion is not relevant to the story. And just so you know I am LDS.

Cedar Hills, UT

Without the religion connection, the story has no relevance to DN's market, and is totally out of place in the Faith section. I'm agreeing with LetsDebate and "the truth" - there's no way the relevancy of the performers' religion is lost on anyone who's thinking.



It's completely relevant otherwise who would care if four random people advanced on The Voice? Just like others stated, DN is here in Utah and a large population of LDS readers. If their religion wasn't relevant than they wouldn't even write the article about them in the first place.

Vancouver, BC

I love these kinds of stories and the religion angle and I'm not even in the U.S., let alone Utah. Minorities, such as LDS church members, naturally have an interest someone else of their faith. Perhaps if we had 1 billion members, it would be different.

G L W8

Hey, snowman! You know if it was something negative, the news media all over the world would be splashing a perp's LDS religion all over the place. So why can't we mention it in stories with a more human interest slant? Rule # 1 in writing is to consider the audience, which in DN's case is largely LDS. We're not in a court of law here, and audience in a human interest story is relevant!

Provo, UT

G L W8: They already do that. Why doesn't this paper use other religions in this manner

West Jordan, Utah

Another article in the Desnews about what any given Mormon is doing in some public fashion. If the coverage here was balanced between the positives and negatives of action that gets noticed in the world by some LDS person anywhere, then I might not trip out about all of this annointing of those who share the faith thing. Either way, those who bash Mormons irritate me, but so do the promoters of any Mormon who sings a song or draws a picture.

Star Bright
Salt Lake City, Ut

I guess I'm not following snowman - is this not The Mormon Times? Is this not about Mormons? I don't watch The Voice because every time I go past all I see are the judges commenting and never see the preformers, so I just move on.
But congrats to these 4.
And I love reading stories about "Mormons" who are in the news or on TV.
Thank you Mormon Times!

Provo, UT

Star Bright: Their religion has no baring on how they perform

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