March 9th, 2012 by faye
“American Idol” contender Jeremy Rosado got the ax from the reality talent show and said goodbye to his supporters on Thursday’s elimination night.
The 19-year-old Jeremy Rosado was voted out of “American Idol,” leaving 12 finalists still in the running to be the ultimate winner of the Fox singing contest. They include Elise Testone, a 28-year-old teacher from Charleston, S.C., whom the judges spared in favor of Jeremy Rosado. The two were revealed as the female and male singers rated lowest by viewers after the performance night on Wednesday, and in a novel twist the judges of “American Idol” were charged with deciding on the spot, who would stay and who would go.
When asked if America got it right putting Jeremy Rosado and Elise Testone at the bottom, judge Randy Jackson replied, “I don’t know if they got it exactly right, but probably, I’m thinking.”
Among the other four who got the lowest viewer scores but remain safe as of the moment: 25-year-old Jermaine Jones of Pine Hill, N.J.; 16-year-old vocalist Shannon Magrane of Tampa, Fla.; 26-year-old disc jockey Erika Van Pelt of South Kingstown, R.I.; and 19-year-old student Joshua Ledet of Westlake, La, CBS News reports.
On Wednesday’s show of “American Idol,” all the male contestants performed Stevie Wonder songs, while the female contenders paid tribute to Whitney Houston, who passed away last month.