After last week’s shock elimination on American Idol, which saw favorite Pia Toscano voted off by the public, her fans are rallying up to get producers to bend the rules by bringing her back on the show, a new report suggests.
As we also noted at the time, Toscano was voted off the competition, in what has been dubbed the most surprising elimination in the show’s history.
As it turns out, no one, from the judges to the fans, saw this coming, everybody assumed she would at least make it to the final, and perhaps even win the show.
When she was voted off, Stefano Langone was saved – and it is him that fans now want to see walking, TMZ reports.
Pia’s supporters have organized themselves, pleading with Fox to bring back Pia and bend the rules for the first time ever on the show.
“Our Idol spies tell us hundreds of fans have been begging FOX to recognize the injustice of kicking Pia off the show, and bend the rules,” TMZ notes.
“It appears these fans are organized, because they come with a singular message – Stefano has no chance of winning and therefore he should be removed now as a sacrificial lamb so Pia can come back,” the e-zine reports.
There’s more: fans have even reached out to Stefano, asking him to willingly “remove himself from the competition,” thus do half of the job Fox would have to do to bring Pia back.
So far, no word on whether their efforts are paying off but, as TMZ notes, this is the first time that producers are even asked to break the rules.
In other Pia-related news, it could be that the album she’s working on under Interscope has already hit a roadblock, in that AI producers may want to block it from coming out until the show and the subsequent tour are over.
PopEater claims to have it on very good authority that producers will probably not allow Pia to come out with a music album before the current season is over – for the simple reason that they can’t afford to have the show lose all credibility by having a castoff making hits so early on.
“No way do the producers want a contestant who was kicked off having a hit record when the winner hasn’t even been announced yet. The first hit song has always been from the winner and this year will be no different,” says an Idol insider.