'American Idol' recap: And Then a Hero Goes Along

It's times like this — as well as every day — that I wish I had taken Spanish instead of French. ¡Spanish expressions of anger and sadness! That works, right? Not really. But neither did pretty much anything about Karen Rodriguez's run on American Idol. The lovely and sweet MySpace enthusiast left the Idoldome on last night's results show after begging the judges to look inside their hearts and save her. Oof. I liked Karen, but the voice was really not there! The crescendo of ohhhhhsbefore the bridge during her final performance of Mariah Carey's "Hero" was cringeworthy, and then two seconds later her voice full-out cracked. It was a major television event. "The CRITICAL moment on this stage," as Ryan had called it just after urging viewers to text 90999 to donate to Japan via the Red Cross. Read More...



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