Well, I hope you've been following American Idol.. *winks. I really don't have enough time to explain the recent call by the trio of Jennifer Lopez, Randy Jackson and Steven Tyler to you (all 3, judges on the show), forgive me okies. It was no bad politics though but if you saw this week's
non elimination, you'll understand where I'm coming from. Tell you the truth, it was good judgement on their part to save Jessica. It made me very happy and millions of Americans out here. *Clicks imaginary glasses to toast*
Yahoo! - Expect the unexpected," warned the cold open of Thursday's "American Idol" top
seven results show, adding weight to the afternoon's TMZ-perpetuated rumors that this week's eliminations would be shocking indeed. Most pundits had predicted that Hollie Cavanagh, who'd received the harshest criticism on Wednesday, would go home, or that Skylar Laine, who sang in the problematic first slot this week, might be the one to go. But those two girls were both safe. Instead, it was the amazing Joshua Ledet, the amazing Elise Testone, and the amazing Jessica Sanchez who shockingly comprised the bottom three--and even more shockingly, it was JESSICA SANCHEZ who was the overall lowest voter-getter of the week.
"This is a ridiculous bottom three, America!" shouted Randy Jackson, looking as outraged as he did that night Pia Toscano went home and Fox censors had to bleep out his reaction. Steven Tyler agreed, instantly revealing, "We are going to use our Judges' Save tonight, especially with an outcome like this." And he said this before he even knew that Jessica was the one at risk.
So after what felt like the longest commercial break in television history, Ryan Seacrest returned to give Joshua and Elise the good news that they'd be sticking around another week, at which point Jessica's mother, sitting in the studio audience, burst into tears; apparently Mrs. Sanchez hadn't believed Steven, and was still worried that her little girl would get the boot. But she didn't need to worry for long, because Jessica barely made it through the first verse of her Save song before Jennifer Lopez bumrushed the stage and practically wrestled the microphone out of Jessica's trembling hand.
"Gimme that mic! This is crazy! Of COURSE we are using the Save!" J.Lo exclaimed.
It was probably the first time Jennifer had ever seemed so eager to get near an activated microphone, and it was certainly the first time a judge had ever physically interrupted an "Idol" contestant's performance. Steven and Randy then hopped up there as well, at which point Randy grabbed the mic and hollered, "This girl is one of the best singers in America! EVER!" And suddenly, what had started off as a somber and suspenseful night turned into one big onstage party.