Pia Toscano — who had been one of only three women left in “Idol” contention — was voted off last night in a shocking turn of events that upset fans at the live taping, across America and on Twitter, where fans vented their outrage.
Oh, and those fans include some heavy hitters. For instance, Tom Hanks, who tweeted “Don’t have an IDOL habit, but how could the USA vote Pia off? I may be done for the season! HANX.”
“Jersey Shore’s” Snooki agreed, tweeting: “Pia should have won the whole thing! I’m not watchin Idol anuymore. I’m with JLO on this one…”
Ashton Kutcher, also on Pia’s side: “Who are the people that vote on ‘American Idol’? That’s just crazy! That Pia girl is dope.”
Former “Idol” contestant and bona fide star Jennifer Hudson was equally miffed: “I can not believe they just eliminated Pia!. Really???? Long as she walked away with that voice she will be alright!! Just hate to see talent like that go!” (And Hudson should know. Although she didn’t win the competition herself, she’s arguably “Idol’s” most successful alumna.)
One-season “Idol” judge Ellen DeGeneres also weighed in, telling her followers she was “shocked and sad” after Pia’s elimination.
Are you watching Idol? I am shocked and sad.