The 10 Most-Robbed Contestants of ‘American Idol’ Season 12
"American Idol" Season 12 is at long last limping to its May 16 finish line, and while either Kree Harrison or Candice Glover will make a fine winner, there are many shocked people out there who think third-place finalist Angie Miller was robbed.
However, I think there are a few other contestants who really got robbed this season--contestants who, unlike Angie, didn't even make the top 10. Let's hope some of these singers audition for "The Voice" (or "The X Factor," or "The Glee Project," or "The Sing-Off") in the near future…
10. Micah Johnson
Botched tonsillectomy survivor Micah was an early standout, but his backstory was possibly too similar to that of another auditioner: stutterer Lazaro Arbos. Apparently "Idol" producers assumed there was only room in this competition for one speech-impediment sufferer, so they went with Lazaro and cut Micah in Hollywood Week. I think by now everyone realizes this was the wrong decision. I bet Micah would've known what a key change is.
9. Isabelle Parell
I loved everything about this girl, from her cute outfit seemingly pulled straight from a "Style on the Street" pictorial in Lucky magazine, to her luscious voice, to the pure gumption it took for her to turn her audition of "Baby, It's Cold Outside" into a duet with Keith Urban. Her Chicago audition gave me Chicago hope for Season 12. So how come WE NEVER SAW HER AGAIN? Ever? "Idol" editors, please get your shiz together in Season 13. Don't let us get attached to contestants like this, if we're not going to at least have closure.
8. Jett Hermano
Jett didn't get much screentime until her top 40 performance, but her slowed-to-a-crawl interpretation of Rihanna's "Only Girl in the World" was a Vegas Week highlight. She was interesting, and she seemed like a genuine artist. This piano girl could have even given Angie some stiff competition. Is that why "Idol's" powers-that-be didn't keep her around? Because she was a threat to the season's token chosen one at the time? That's my only explanation for the judges' baffling decision to cut Jett right before the top 20 semifinals.