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Pia Toscano's American Idol Elimination Is the Judges' Fault

Are the Judges to Blame For Pia's Elimination on American Idol?

The majority of you were shocked and outraged at Pia Toscano's early exit from American Idol this week, so what went wrong? Though it's up to America to vote for their favorite, many of you suggest that the new panel of judges are to blame. Without Simon, there's not nearly as much negative feedback this season, which could mean that the voters don't have enough direction for voting. Plus, if the judges had refrained from using the save so early in the season, it certainly seems like Pia would have been spared this week. Check out a few of the arguments from Buzz readers below, then tell us — are the judges to blame for Pia's elimination?

  • "We arrive here today because of the judging cowardice displayed by giving the only save to Casey. The judges, particularly the newest, did not want the pressure of 'Who to save?' looming over them. The result was shameful. No doubt, the entire judging/voting process needs to be overhauled faster than our sinking economy."
  • "If the judges liked her, they should not have continued telling her to sing other songs besides ballads, to move more on stage, etc., because that consistently points out her flaws and makes voters see her in a negative manner even though the judges said that they liked her and were trying to make her better."
  • "Maybe if this year's panel of judges could muster something besides sweet emotions and actually be critical of the performances when its called for Pia's journey wouldn't have ended so soon. Yes, America gets it wrong at least once every year. But hearing the same 'that was beautiful' and 'you blew me away' after every song does nothing to distinguish the truly special singers from the rest of the pack. Bring Simon back!"

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