Pia Toscano was voted off American Idol last night, inciting audible outrage from the show's studio audience, shocked tears from judge Jennifer Lopez, actual discernible emotion from Randy Jackson, and even some claims of Idol sexism by TV critics.
The 22-year-old power belter from Howard Beach, NY, was widely believed by fans and critics alike to be a shoo-in for the show's finals, singing circles around her competition and arguably boasting the title of "Hottest Idol Contestant Ever." Her elimination last night, after a performance of Tina Turner's "River Deep, Mountain High" during Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Week, then, was shocking. And Tom Hanks is pissed:
The two-time Oscar-winner (and closet Idol fan) wasn't the only celebrity to take to Twitter to express their dismay over last night's results. From Snooki to Ellen, Hollywood will not stand for Pia Toscano's elimination:
This child, presented without comment, is now considered the frontrunner to win:
Tom Hanks speaks the truth.
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