'Idol 6' auditioneer Porcelana Patino rushes to dad's hospital bed
UPI News Service, 02/03/2007
"American Idol" contestant Porcelana Patino is more concerned with her father's New York car accident than the singing contest.
During the airing of an episode where she wowed the "Idol" judges, Patino, 27, was at her father's bedside in a New York hospital. Her father, Mario Astudillo, was recovering from a hit-and-run accident he suffered on his way to work on Jan. 29, the New York Post reported Saturday.
"The day everybody in the world sees the freaking show, I was here," Patino told the Post. She said nurses and other hospital staff were stunned to see her there.