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Shocker on 'American Idol'

Favorite is Voted Off

4/12/2012 4:17 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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There will be a stunning turn of events on "American Idol" tonight, because TMZ has learned one of the absolute favorites to win the competition will be eliminated.

Sources connected with the show tell TMZ ... producers are scrambling to persuade the judges to use their "save" on the contestant.

We're told producers actually thought 2 of the 3 contestants in the bottom tonight were strong candidates to win the entire competition.

And we're told the person who is booted tonight is the one producers thought was the strongest on the show, and they are as stunned over the vote as they were when Jennifer Hudson was kicked off the show.

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CriticXtreme    

I can't wait until this show is eliminated.

924 days ago
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bring back recent posts    

...jessica?

924 days ago
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patty    

kidney boy??

924 days ago
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PJ    

obviously not one of the "absolute favorites" if they didn't get the votes. if the producers have this much influence then why bother having America vote

924 days ago
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Eddie    

Bebe Chez needs to fix her teeth.

924 days ago
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ExtraKetchup    

Either snobby bitchface hippie chick or emo doucheface Christian dude.

924 days ago
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Bud    

SHOCKER!!! What is American Idol??

924 days ago
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Orlando    

The show jumped the shark seasons ago; As Simon would say…. “The entire show is karaoke” it is obvious that America (12 year old girls) can’t choose talent. 2 actual winners can be called successful. The most successful are the runners-up.

924 days ago
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Kimberly    

Geeze Tmz needs to do some spam control... :/

924 days ago
10.

Karen    

It's probably Joshua who i dont care for. They will LIKELY use the save tonight on Joshua which i dont understand. He'll be gone by the top 5-6. Meh

924 days ago
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Manimal    

How can I vote Seacrest off?

924 days ago
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Tinalouise    

Bring Simon back!!!!!!!!!! I sick of the lovefest every week, it's giving me cavities!

924 days ago
13.

Abe    

C'mon, Harvey, you can do better than this.

At this point, with only 7 contestants left, they are ALL FAVORITES.

Your story is total BS.

x

924 days ago
14.

shan    

It's not a "shocker" when it happens every season. That's why I quit watching the show last year when Pia was kicked.

924 days ago
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Hisjules    

test

924 days ago
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