One of the X Factor 2013 Contestants is Rion Paige. As reported at The Inquisitr on Sept. 16, 2013, the curly-haired 13-year-old is blind in her right eye, and she has arthrogryposis multiplex congenita, a condition that affects her joints. For example, her arms and particularly her hands look smaller than normal. Despite her conditions, Rion sang Carrie Underwood's "Blown Away," and in the process blew away the judges and the crowd. Judges Simon Cowell, Demi Lovato, Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio gave her a standing ovation.
Not surprisingly, all four judges said yes, and Cowell said it was the easiest yes he ever gave anyone. “I think you’re literally extraordinary. I really do,” said Cowell. In addition, besides her spectacular voice, of all the X Factor 2013 contestants, Rion is probably one of the most charming.
But America judges people who look different. The most recent example are the harsh tweets Miss America 2014 Indian-American winner Nina Davuluri endured. Will America give Rion the chance she deserves if she were to make it all the way to the end? Or, will her conditions put her in a backseat to those without conditions?
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