March 21, 2014 08:48 AM by Stephanie Gustafson
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.”
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