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Why Did Mario Vazquez Quit American Idol?

March 13, 2005 07:56 PM by Joe Blackmon

Mariovasquez_2In the most shocking exit ever from a reality TV show, Mario Vazquez has quit American Idol 4, leaving stunned fans gasping for answers.  Mario Vazquez is not the first person to quit a popular reality TV show or even the first person to quit American Idol.  In the past, both Survivor and The Apprentice have had contestants quit during the middle of the competition.  Earlier this season American Idol even had its first contestant quit, Marlea Stroman quit because of the stress of being away from her son.  What is so shocking about Mario Vazquez quitting is that he was actually a serious contender to win the most popular reality TV show on the air.  Previous exits from reality TV shows have usually occurred early in the competition by contestants who probably knew they were longshots to win anyway.  Mario Vazquez on the other hand left after making it into the top 12 American Idol finalist.  The official Fox press release states Mario Vazquez left for "personal reasons."  Speculation of why Mario really left is running rampant on many message boards and theories range from family problems to something to do with Michael Jackson (Mario Vazquez previously sang back-up for Michael Jackson).  Assuming that the press release is correct and Mario did leave for personal or family reasons, his departure is likely to shine an even bigger spotlight on whatever those personal or family reasons are.  In this age of blogs and message boards, speculation will run rampant until all the details are made public. 

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6 Responses to “Why Did Mario Vazquez Quit American Idol?”

  1. luvsushi Says:
    March 14th, 2005 at 10:27 pm

    i love to c mario since the first day i saw him on tv….his looks, personality and his moves….*sigh*…. just can’t believe myself when he quits AI! sob! sob!

  2. Anonymous Says:
    April 17th, 2005 at 10:58 am

    i loved to listen to Mario sing I dont see why he left but there is no reaon for peps to start talking about him if I had family issues I would hav left to we need to stop the talking if Mario wanted us to know believe me he would of announced it on television

  3. Anonymous Says:
    April 17th, 2005 at 10:59 am

    mario is a hunk why did you leave

  4. megan Says:
    May 18th, 2005 at 2:58 pm

    mario shoul have stayed on american idol
    i really do think he could of had a shot
    at winning from the beginning mario and carrie underwood are my favorite.

  5. Anonymous Says:
    March 23rd, 2006 at 6:50 pm

    I found out today, the real reason he quit

  6. Anonymous Says:
    September 23rd, 2006 at 4:09 pm

    Mario Vazquez iz A*W*E*S*O*M*E!! I don’t see why he quit American Idol! I think that he would have had a great chance to win if he had stayed in American Idol. I bet he could have beat Carrie Underwood!


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