WFAA Anchor Cynthia Izaguirre is Way Too Excited about Barry Manilow
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.
Cynthia Izaguirre: TV anchor, mom, unabashed Fanilow.
"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.
This is BIG! My exclusive with @barrymanilow coming up at 6:40! The Music Great is coming to North Texas and wants to help DISD students.— Cynthia Izaguirre (@wfaaizzy) May 8, 2013
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.
@bluesft5 YES!!!!— Cynthia Izaguirre (@wfaaizzy) May 8, 2013
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.