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Did anyone see that Last Choir Standing the other night? There was a choir on there (which were quite good), that was made of a less-than-able-bodied-group-of-people that shared a common interest. I have absolutely no problem with this and support them fully.
However, one of them was audibly/orally imparied (used to be called deaf and/or dumb) and was signing along with the singing. I can only ask why. How could she possibly be competing in a group singing competition without actually being able to sing with the choir? Were people too PC-afraid to point out that as she wasn't singing, she shouldn't have been there? Is it even possible to "sing" in sign language?
People have to accept that while less-than-able-bodied-people shouldn't feel like they can't take an active part in life, there are some things they just can't do. What next? Visually impaired pilots? Wheelchair-bound firefighters?
Surely singing (or at least making a noise judging by x factor) would be a minimum requirement for a singing competition.