BYU coeds hold onto LDS standards on 'The Sing-Off'

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  • Carol P. Warnick Ephraim, Utah
    Jan. 6, 2012 8:06 a.m.

    When it all comes down to it, we just have to feel good about ourselves and sometimes that takes courage.

  • John Pack Lambert of Michigan Ypsilanti, MI
    Jan. 5, 2012 11:45 p.m.

    "Los Angeles" when used in this article is being used as a metaphor for the hyped TV-movie industry and those connected with its production. It is not meant to cover Tarzana and San Pedro let alone Torrance and Pasadena.

    The comments about "Utah Mormons" are all the more biazarre because one of the women mentioned in this article, Amy Whitcomb, was born and raised in Florida.

    I think this article very accurately cut to the heart of the issues with the goals and values of those who produce TV.

  • New Yorker Pleasant Grove, UT
    Jan. 5, 2012 6:53 p.m.

    "Basically we were just kind of thrown into the real world, out of our BYU bubble, and I realize more what a bubble that is."

    Only light has existence and life. Darkness is merely is the absence of light.

    "And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved bdarkness rather than light . . . For every one that doeth aevil bhateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved."

    Your BYU bubble IS the real-real world, not the other. We're in the time when the wheat and the tares grow together because we aren't given to know which is which. Some at BYU will turn out to be tares, some in the other world will turn out to be wheat. Just love them all with the pure love of Christ. Trust Him to sort it out.

    Carry on --
    BYU Grad, 1968

  • screenname Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 5, 2012 11:23 a.m.

    I don't know about you, Thinkman, but I'd be extremely nervous about a naked person, no matter how friendly or courteous, approaching me or my family.

  • Thinkman Provo, UT
    Jan. 5, 2012 10:48 a.m.


    There is depravity in Utah, yea, even in Utah County!

    I too read from the article that the girls were only able to survive because of the priesthood holding men. I think it is good that people stick up for their values but showing some shoulders and some knees and thighs doesn't make one immodest or a depraved individual which is often what people on this board and in Mormon and non-Mormon communities make of those who were more revealing attire.

    What matters is not what people wear but how they treat others. I respect others who respect me and who are kind, patient, non-judgemental, courteous and open-minded and strive to do the best they can in all aspects of their lives. Clothing or the lack of it don't make the person.

  • J-TX Allen, TX
    Jan. 5, 2012 7:41 a.m.

    Hutterite - I completely agree with you. Sorry about the generality, but "Utah Mormons" tend to over-shelter and insulate their children from the world, instead of educating them with frank, open, honest discussions. So they leave the state unprepared for the depravity and dangers that exist at every corner, around the world.

    While overall these girls did a good job with being relatively more modest, I watched every episode and there were plenty of their outfits that, while more modest than their counterparts and team mates, were definitely NOT LDS YW standards.

    Concessions you have to make sometimes in Hollywood, but DN needs to be more accurate, rather than lauding only and turning an unjournalisticly blind eye.

  • John20000 Cedar Hills, UT
    Jan. 4, 2012 8:53 p.m.

    I like to read about young people sticking to there values. Great story.

  • Veracity Morgan, UT
    Jan. 4, 2012 7:44 p.m.

    By adhereing to their standards, these wonderful young ladies will never have regrets and will, by example, demonstrate that an individual can enjoy different aspects of life and still be true to themselves.

    Your an inspiration.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Jan. 4, 2012 5:31 p.m.

    That's the problem with the 'real world' out beyond the curtain. It has to be dealt with on it's own terms, and it is not supressed en masse like it is here. I'm not surprised when people from here experience culture shock because they're not equipped to deal with it.

  • manaen Buena Park, CA
    Jan. 4, 2012 4:55 p.m.

    This may be an accurate portrayal of their experience, but it's unfair to tar all of Los Angeles, the largest city (and my birth place) of the state with the most LDS outside of Utah.

    Just as it's unfair to reality to call their experience "the real world." Reality is what is permanent, eternal. The chimera of back-stage parties they saw is not.

    The Church and our friends are doing well in the real real world here in Los Angeles.

  • Kjirstin Youngberg Mapleton, UT
    Jan. 4, 2012 1:05 p.m.

    I think the point was that it is possible to compete and keep some standards, which I am thankful to see, as I have children working in the industry.

    It sometimes seems we are so far from the norm many of our talented members can never reach their aspirations. These men and women are blazing the way, getting Hollywood to cave on things like working on the Sabbath day, and wearing immodest clothing. If enough people of all religions and values could stand up for what they believe, we may see entertainment changing for the better, and I, for one, find this a refreshing change.

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 4, 2012 11:40 a.m.

    I couldn't even finish the article, the first few paragraphs made it seem like those women would be lost without priesthood holding men there.

  • John Pack Lambert of Michigan Ypsilanti, MI
    Jan. 4, 2012 11:20 a.m.

    These women sould like they are intelligent and self assured. I really liked the part where one of them talked about having to chose the battles you wage. This is an important thing to know. People need to chose the issues that matter most and focus on them.

    In an ideal world female singers would probably not be made to wear sequins at all. At some level they are not part of "modesty", they are part of gaudy showiness. However, we have to pick our battles and these women seem to have wisely chosen the ones that matter most and can be won.

  • rogerdpack2 Orem, UT
    Jan. 4, 2012 9:35 a.m.

    Kudos for modesty!

  • Andermart Pullman, WA
    Jan. 4, 2012 7:38 a.m.

    So proud of these girls. Well done.