1st ‘Idol’ finalist booted in snap decision by judges
Jeremy Rosado has gotten the hook on “American Idol.”
Thursday’s edition of the Fox singing contest showed the exit of the 19-year-old receptionist from Valrico, Fla. He left behind a dozen finalists still in the running.
They include Elise Testone, a 28year-old teacher from Charleston, S.C., whom the judges spared in favor of Mr. Rosado. The two were revealed as the female and male singers rated lowest by viewers after Wednesday’s show, and in a novel twist the judges were charged with deciding, on the spot, who would stay and who would go.
Among the other four who got the lowest viewer scores but, for now, remain safe: 25-year-old gentle giant Jermaine Jones of Pine Hill, N.J.; soaring 16-year-old vocalist Shannon Magrane of Tampa, Fla.; 26year-old disc jockey Erika Van Pelt of South Kingstown, R.I.; and booming 19-year-old student Joshua Ledet of Westlake, La.