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TONYA WAS ROBBED#26
Posted: 8/7/20 at 11:46am
As someone who watched the ceremony with friends who didn’t follow Broadway, Idina’s unfortunate performance that night coupled with her win was a head-scratcher for the group. “No...she didn’t sound like that when I saw her, I promise.”

Tonya was robbed.
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TONYA WAS ROBBED#27
Posted: 8/7/20 at 11:52am

^That's exactly right.

Donna got raves but her attendance issues were having an affect. Add to that Tonya received a big NYTimes profile talking about her struggles and being on welfare just a few years prior. Those profiles always felt like they were bestowed on a fav in the category (see: Raul in '07). And while Cheno got raves (namely from Brantley), it was though she had just won and she and Idina would split.

No one was predicting an Idina win. But then, no one was predicting the Ave Q wins either.

To this day, Tonya losing that night bugs me. But eh, awards - what ya gonna do?


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