Jennifer Lopez Breaks Down As Chris Medina Is Eliminated On “American Idol”
Hey J. Lo — There’s no crying in singing!
Heres the clip of Jennifer Lopez American Idol breakdown thats been a hot topic of chat on the morning shows circuit this Thursday.
The first-season Idol judge became emotional after having to eliminate a contestant who tugged at the nations heartstrings. Texan singer Chris Medina wowed Americans with his booming vocals and his devotion to his brain-injured fiancee, Juliana Ramos — who was critically-injured in a car crash several years ago. The latter made it all the more difficult for Lopez and fellow judges Randy Jackson and Steven Tyler to eliminate him before announcing the Season 10 Top 24 on Wednesday’s show.
Chris final audition was a song close to his heart Coldplays Fix You but it wasnt strong enough to get him through to the coveted Top 24.
It was just honestly a pleasure to meet you For me that was a blessing in my life that Ill always remember somebody who has the conviction that you do; the love in your heart that you do; who stands up as a man in the way that you do. And thats why everybody was touched by your story, an emotional Jennifer cried.
It honestly breaks my heart to say this, but you did not make it into the Top 24. We wish you the best with everything and we wish Julie the best with everything and well miss you.”
Though disappointed, Chris seemed to take the setback in stride.
It was so nice meeting you guys, it really was. I really wasnt even going to take the path of being a musician any more,” Chris responded.
Since his audition aired, Chris’ fiancee has reportedly received over $ 29,000 in donations toward her healthcare, including a handicapped-accessible van. Chris will be performing on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno this Friday.