On “American Idol” Thursday, Pia Toscano was voted off, after performing Tina Turner’s “River Deep, Mountain High” Wednesday night, which absolutely made people speechless, including the judges. Toscano was always singing ballads but this time, by singing an up-tempo tune, she sensationally showed another side of her to America.
When the result was announced, judge Jennifer Lopez looked very shocked and upset.
She commented about the elimination on “On Air with Ryan Seacrest” Friday morning and said, “Honestly I don’t know what happened. The only thing I can think was that people thought she was safe, as I did. I thought she’d be around until the top five – at least until the top two.”
She added, “I was just trying to let her know that we were pushing her every week because she was one of the safe ones. In this business there’s always doors that are slammed in your face. I’ve had tons of doors slammed in my face. I told her to stay true in her heart, to have faith and to know that if this wasn’t the path, that there was something bigger for her, and I believe that.”