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American Idol’s MK Nobilette Sent Home Following Awkward Performance

March 21, 2014 08:48 AM by Stephanie Gustafson

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This was an incredibly emotional week on American Idol. Following a botched rendition of Pink’s Perfect during Wednesday’s top ten episode, MK Nobilette was sent packing. Suffice to say, the singer’s devoted Facebook fans are not happy about this development.

MK Nobilette was hoping to be the first openly gay contestant to win American Idol, but she’ll instead have to settle for being the first openly gay contestant to crack the top ten. She was booted from the competition during last night’s elimination episode, which was easily the most emotional in recent memory.

Although many fans are saddened by MK’s elimination, others feel that it was more than appropriate. After all, the reality star’s latest performance was by no means her most impressive. She stumbled midway through her cover of Perfect and never truly recovered. Still, based on earlier strong performances this season, many viewers were expecting the judges to come through with a save. Instead, Harry Connick Jr. told MK, “It breaks our heart, but we have to say goodbye to you.”

Apparently, at least one of the judges was in favor of keeping MK on the show. But a save is not possible unless the decision is unanimous — and, as Harry Connick Jr. admitted, this was definitely not a unanimous move. Twitter followers were similarly split, with many insisting that MK did not deserve to remain in the competition.

Based on a post-elimination interview with MK, it looks like Harry really did want the singer to stick around. “Harry said that I’m an amazing musician and I should never give up and that he really encourages me to make an album.”

Do you think the American Idol judges should have saved MK Nobilette? Leave a comment and let us know!

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2 Responses to “American Idol’s MK Nobilette Sent Home Following Awkward Performance”

  1. gill king Says:
    March 21st, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    Should have been sent home. Her Wed night performance was a disaster compared to the rest of the kids, she’s been in the bottom grouping every week but one and she just is not that talented.
    The only reason that she was in the top 10 spotlight is because of the promotion of her Gay lifestyle backstory. Were she a normal run of the mill heterosexual without an envelope to push, she’d have never made the top 10. Just my opinion haters..

  2. Stephanie Says:
    March 23rd, 2014 at 12:48 pm

    So tired of this…..it’s not race or sexuality that lose it for people. In this case, the fact the MK and MOST of the top 10 cannot carry a tune is the deciding factor. I’m also sick of the other issue: Not EVERYONE should feel good about their performance! I put 3 kids through public school, and they all got trophies for everything they did. Now they cannot understand why they are not revered for everything they do. I appreciate the honesty of Harry and Keith. I would like to muzzle Paula2 for trying to talk over Harry and make everyone feel treasured. Not very realistic in a contest that requires 9 losers and 1 winner.

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