Ayla Brown, daughter of newly-minted Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown, was a guest on CBS's The Early Show to talk about getting dismissed from American Idol, her father challenging President Obama to a 2-on-2 basketball game (with Ayla, of course), and to perform a song, "No More," from her third CD. (Showbiz runs in the family; click HERE to watch the awesome 80s music video her mother starred in.)
Ayla was 17 when she tried out for American Idol and, after making it through a few rounds, was so devastated when she was eliminated that "cried hysterically backstage" and the show sent a counselor to make sure she was alright.
Browns daughters were thrust into the limelight when their father won Ted Kennedy's old Senate seat, but the scrutiny took on a new intensity when he joked during his victory speech that, for everyone watching around the nation, his daughters are "available."
Ayla told the CBS anchors that it was actually "a very funny moment in our family because for people who know my dad he's definitely like that. But on national television none of us were expecting it and I was looking at the prompter the whole time and none of that was on script."
Ayla confirmed that the comment has led to a lot of date offers.
Video of Brown talking about "American Idol."
Video of Brown talking about the embarrassing moment when her dad told television audiences that she is single.
Video of Brown performing "No More."