Frontrunner and judges’ favorite Pia Toscano was voted off American Idol last night in one of the most surprising eliminations in the show’s history. Pia had never been among the bottom three vote-getters prior to last night and was previously favored to win the competition.
“I have no idea what just happened here,” said Idol judge Jennifer Lopez. “I’m shocked. I’m angry. I don’t know what to say.” Pia toughed it out through that embarrassing final song that Idol forces all its losers to suffer through, and then promptly broke down in tears.
Well, it looks like Pia will never join the hallowed ranks of past Idol winners like Taylor Hicks and Ruben Studdard. On the plus side, maybe this means she won’t balloon to three times her current weight, a la Kelly Clarkson.
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