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article imageOp-Ed: Singing hopeful voted off American Idol, as rage ensues

By John Simon Ritchie     Apr 7, 2011 in Entertainment
Only minutes ago, America was left in shock and awe at the results of popular singing competition show, American Idol. Pia Toscano, an Idol hopeful was voted off the top 9, and immediately afterward, many were left in a fit of rage.
Yes, Pia, a singer with tremendous talent, and what many call 'star potential' received the least amount of votes from phone calls and online polls. And now, many are left dumbfounded at these results. And ever since the judges used their one-season 'save' for contest Casey Abrams, to keep him from his own elimination, there was absolutely nothing the judges could do. And the judges for the talent show, were no less baffled by the result as everyone else, and as Steven Tyler said, "A mistake happens, but a lack of passion is unforgivable." As other judges, Randy Jackson and Jennifer Lopez both expressed there anger, frustration, and disbelief.
Host of American Idol, Ryan Seacrest was the bearer of bad news, and delivered the words, "Pia, unfortunately, you must go home..." Which, was followed by a sea of 'boo-ing' from the American Idol studio, and similar reactions were shared, all throughout homes, watching in America.
After Pia's final performance on the idol-stage, Ryan Seacrest urged America to vote for their favorites, in order to keep them in the running for American Idol 2011, something that I cannot stress enough. Randy Jackson used this as a time to set an example of absolutely nobody being secured safe, and that every vote does count.
It's clear America made a mistake, got careless, and let Pia slide, but, see this not as an example of why America failed, (although, they did.) But rather, a wake-up call to America, demonstrating that carelessness will only lead to this sort of extreme disappointment. So, if you are an avid Idol watcher, next time you see your favorite preform, be sure to pick up your phone, and dial those 1-866 numbers, instead of hoping someone else does it for you; and Pia, you will be missed by all.
This opinion article was written by an independent writer. The opinions and views expressed herein are those of the author and are not necessarily intended to reflect those of
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