March 13, 2005 05:32 PM by Joe Blackmon
Breaking News… Fox just issued a press release that Mario Vazquez has quit the American Idol 4 competition. No reason other than that Mario Vazquez withdrew for "personal reasons" is given in the press release. Mario Vazquez will be replaced by Nikko Smith. Nikko Smith and Travis Tucker were the last two eliminated male singers in the American Idol 4 competition, and since Nikko Smith received more votes that Travis Tucker during last week’s competition, he was selected to take Mario’s place. Nikko Smith re-joins the competition immediately and will compete as a member of the Top 12.