American Idol's Colton Dixon says that he was upset with Jimmy Iovine for comparing him to Phillip Phillips.
Why the Idol judges' save won't help Jessica win
"We were both pretty upset the way he presented it," Dixon tells TVGuide.com. "I remember walking in and [Jimmy] said, 'All right, let's cut the B.S. It's you or Phillip.' We get that it's a TV show, but at the same time [we were] still shocked at how far they'll go to create some drama."
Two weeks ago, Randy Jackson chided the American Idol audience for not racking up enough votes for the undeniably talented Jessica Sanchez, who was on the brink of elimination until the judges wielded their save to keep her. The underlying message to the viewers was twofold: Vote for talent over flash, and just vote, period.
And vote they did. The following week, 53 million votes rolled in, the highest number of votes for Season 11 to date. Not only was Jessica safe, but she had enough votes to keep her out of the Bottom 3.
Last night, the American Idol studio audience was left speechless when host Ryan Seacrest announced that 20-year-old Colton Dixon had been eliminated.
Jessica Sanchez may have had the lowest number of votes on American Idol last week, but she earned the judges' save in a moment even more dramatically befuddling than last season's save of Casey Abrams.
Before Jessica could even sing a full verse of her "save me" song, the Idol judges stormed the stage. Jennifer Lopez yanked the mic from her hand and said, "This is crazy! Yes, we're using the save. You ain't going home. Go sit down; go sit down." Randy Jackson then admonished the...
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