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The tears were still welling up in Jeremy Rosado's eyes an hour after he was eliminated from American Idol Thursday night. Even though a visibly shaken Rosado was disappointed with the results, he emphasized that his faith is helping him get through this tough time.

"I trust in the Lord for everything, it got me this far, and I'm just so grateful," Rosado told reporters. "I've been so blessed to know each and every one of these contestants. I love them. They're my brothers and my sisters."

Rosado also had the support of judge Jennifer Lopez throughout the competition, bringing her to tears as he sang for a spot in the Top 13 last week. "Jennifer Lopez has been behind me this entire way," said Rosado. "She came up to me tonight and told me she wanted to keep me. That makes you just feel good inside to know that she believes in you so much."

But when Rosado and fellow contestant Elise Testone were named this week's Bottom 2, Rosado felt his time was coming to an end. "In that commercial break, I went up to my brothers and my sisters — the contestants — gave them hugs and told them that I loved them," he said. "I knew that it was me. I knew that they were not going to put me through. I felt it."

So what's next for the 19-year-old from Valrico, Florida? "I'm gonna go cry a little bit, and I've got to go pray," said Rosado. "Maybe drink some juice. I love juice."

Did the judges get it right by sending Rosado home?

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