OK, let's cut to the chase. Wednesday's "American Idol" episode was two hours long, but all America will be talking about is the five minutes when early favorite Chris Medina, the nice guy with the brain-damaged fiancée whose sob story captured the hearts of millions, was axed in what Ryan Seacrest unhyperbolically described as the most emotional elimination in "Idol" history.
There were many spoilers out there on the Interweb days ago tipping viewers off to this shocker, but the shock didn't really set in until we all saw it on TV. America cried, I cried...and even ice queen Jennifer Lopez cried. "I don't want to do this anymore," she bemoaned. The hardened cynic in me wanted to believe that J.Lo's crocodile tears were fake, but it all just seemed too real, too sad.
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