WFAA Anchor Cynthia Izaguirre is Way Too Excited about Barry Manilow

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Cynthia Izaguirre: TV anchor, mom, unabashed Fanilow.
The Morning News played it straight when it reported that dulcet-voiced crooner Barry Manilow (Editor's note: "dulcet-voiced crooner" are Eric's own words. Have at him, commenters.) is giving away tickets to his May 17 in exchange for lightly used musical instruments that he will pass along to Dallas ISD. WFAA's Cynthia Izaguirre on the other hand, anchor of News 8 Daybreak, couldn't quite contain her excitement.

"Rock" isn't the first word Manilow calls to mind, but we'll give her a break. After all, she just scored an exclusive interview with the man and his luxurious golden hair spikes.

She then asks her followers to name their favorite Manilow song (we learn that she's a big fan of "Weekend in New England"), which yields the important revelation that Izaguirre and other Manilow enthusiasts refer to themselves as Fanilows. There's even a #fanilow hashtag.

Kudos to Izaguirre for making it through the interview without descending into delighted squeals. She's a pro, after all. She did allow herself one reference to Manilow's legendary stature, calling him "the number one adult contemporary artist of all time." Can't really argue with that.

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11 comments
JustSaying
JustSaying

Dulcet is defined as sweet and soothing (often used ironically). So Eric was taking a shot at Barry, not endorsing him. In high school we gave some folks a giftbag of dulcet confections. That sounds so much more high brow than just saying ex-lax brownies.

Steve
Steve

Fuck off, Eric.

Daniel
Daniel

I couldn't score tickets, but I'll definitely be hitting the parking lot scene -- score some acid, grab a nitrous balloon, join in a drum circle, seduce a girl with gonorrhea.  

A-nony-mouse
A-nony-mouse

That Barry Manilow is one cool motherf'er.

ChrisYu
ChrisYu topcommenter

Dale gets pretty charged whenever Iron Maiden comes to town.

TheCredibleHulk
TheCredibleHulk topcommenter

@Daniel 

I've got several hundred live- bootleg cassettes from the '80s , in case you're interested.

Daniel
Daniel

@TheCredibleHulk @Daniel I've got this one tape? Absolutely monster Mandy > Copacabana > Can't Live Without You > Drums > Freakout Jam > back into Mandy again!

Daniel
Daniel

@MushMouth1 @Daniel  If you play his magnificent 1975 album, "Tryin' to Get the Feeling," while simultaneously watching "Citizen Kane," the parallels are unsettling. And very psychedelic!

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