In arguably the most shocking American Idol elimination in the show’s history America voted off seeming front-runner Pia Toscano nearly guaranteeing yet another male winner for the show.
The live audience gasped but it was the judges who were most shocked and angered by the decision.
Jennifer Lopez (In tears): “I have no idea what just happened here. I’m shocked. I’m angry. I don’t even know what to say.”
Randy Jackson: “We’re all in shock, I’m gutted.”
Steven Tyler: “A mistake is one thing, but a lack of passion is unforgivable. They’re wrong.”
Pia refrained her stand out performance of The Pretenders “I’ll Stand By You” and broke down as the credits rolled and Ryan Seacrest begged for America to help. From Twitter reactions people are on fire with rage and are in turn pointing fingers back at the judges for having used their one save on Casey Abrams.