Were You Wondering Where Sisters Taryn Coccia And Payton Taylor Were On ‘American Idol’?
No you didn’t miss them in the millions of contestants in Hollywood Week and the other 30 rounds since they went to LA. Sisters Taryn Coccia and Payton Taylor turned in their Golden Tickets and decided not to go to Hollywood after all. Some people might call this decision insane while other might think it brave.
If you’ll recall, young Taryn appeared during the auditions with her sister Payton to sing for the judges. Payton was only there to play guitar but then Katy, to stir up some drama, asked if Payton could sing. Payton was even better than Taryn and they both got Golden Tickets. Mel and I speculated that the car ride home must have been uncomfortable. The bonds of sisterhood prevailed and the two ladies decided to turn in their tickets rather than cause friction. Payton wrote on Facebook,
“We are sisters on a mission. We are both about to launch our singles respectively and are ready to put the hard work into carving our own paths individually … ALWAYS having each others backs. It’s never a competition with us. We are ready to take the leap of faith into our own (extremely different) artistic paths … and we hope you will join us.”
Taryn added on Instagram,
“Although I was SUPER disappointed at first, I know that this is 100 percent the right decision for us, and what we’re trying to do in the music buisness (sic). We want you to see us for who we really are and we’re not striving for 15 seconds of fame.”
I think it’s brave. Sure, they gave up a big opportunity but family is more important than some singing competition.