Russ At 'Idol:' Pia Toscano Was Physically Helped Off Stage After Her Shocking Elimination!

Fri, April 8, 2011 3:09pm EDT by 12 Comments

I was in the studio and when fan favorite Pia Toscano was shockingly voted off American Idol, she was physically unable to move!

Stunning looks, stunning voice and a serious contender for the American Idol crown, Pia Toscano was involved in an American Idol elimination that shocked the world — but it was what happened after the cameras went off the air that really was telling! The Idol stage April 7 was filled with so much emotion that you could cut it with a knife.

When Pia finally had the moment to gather herself, she tried desperately to walk off stage, but it was as if she was frozen. Two crew members immediately embraced Pia and helped her off stage as if she was dealing with a horrible leg injury. It was amazing to see this dose of reality…I could tell she really wasn’t expecting her time to end.

Equally shocking was Stefano Langone‘s reaction, as he was dealing with the emotion of being convinced he was being voted off and the emotion of actually staying another week. The crowd audibly booed the decision and chanted, “We will stand by you Pia” and “We love you Pia.” All this fell on deaf ears as Pia was easily in a different world and unable to respond accordingly as her mind was in a virtual haze.

As shocking as this elimination was, I have to wonder if it was for the best. Look what has happened to the careers of Jennifer Hudson or Chris Daughtry, Idols who left before their time. There is definitely a light at the end of the tunnel.

This morning, Jennifer Lopez relived last night for Ryan Seacrest on his KIIS-FM radio show, saying she’s still shocked by what happened. “I told her to stay pure in her heart, to have faith and to know that if this wasn’t the path for her that there was something bigger for her,” J. Lo said. “That there is something bigger for her. And I believe that.”

HollywoodLifers, was last night for the best or did America get things wrong? Sound off below!


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