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April 21, 2004

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Jason Steffens

George looked like he really felt bad last night, likely due to his havin shunned Group B. George's assuming Group A was the top group was completely reasonable, but he really should have asked Seacrest which group to go to.

Also, John just continues to look stunned. I think he knows he's not good enough to still be there, and that better people have been booted. And, as a result, he's a bit embarrassed to have to keep getting on the stage.

Even though Jennifer Hudson shouldn't have been booted last night, I could have done without Seacrest's preaching at the end. It was disrespectful to those left.

Mark

I believe that a line should be drawn between an American Idol judge being a judge of talent (or so-called American Idol x-factor) and being a judge with a license to be deliberately mean on national TV.

What Simon said to Jasmine in tonight's Final Four episode which sent something like "you better hope that every household in Hawaii has five telephone lines" (and more) was not only mean but blatantly cruel.

Jasmine is a 16 year old kid who obviously gave her best shot despite all insurmountable odds. We all know that she has been getting some slack lately. However, this does not give the right for an American Idol judge to not only pin her on the wall, but pin her down on the wall several times (with no measure of decency or respect) till she broke (in tears) on national TV!!!

I should say that Jasmine was an exceptionally strong person to take insult to injury with grace and character (without answering back).

As a responsible society, we should be careful on what we feed the mind of millions of television viewers, a significant number of which is compriced by our youth.

Tonight's American Idol episode simply said that it is alright break a person (or snuff a a 16 yr old kid's spirit out) with no smidgen of respect in front of the whole world. That it is alright to do all these in the name of national TV!

Indeed, we do need to redefine our understanding of our "American Idol".

What happened tonight was a showcase of "un-Idol" behavior. Worse than Janet Jackson showing her breast during the Super Bowl half time.

CARMELLA

I,AND THE GROUP THAT WATCHES TOGETHER, BELIEVE THAT THE JUDGES TRASHED JASMINE, ESPECIALLY SIMON. SOOOOOO, AMERICA CAMED TOGETHER AND VOTED FOR THE UNDERDOG. WE WERE VOTING FOR LATOYA AND FANTASIA. JASMINE IS YOUNG, BEAUTIFUL AND TALENTED BUT NOT READY FOR BEING AN AMERICAN IDOL.WE FEEL THAT IT IS THE JUDGES FAULT THAT LATOYA IS OFF. WE STILL FEEL THAT SHE WILL MAKE IT!!!!

Reyna

im not being mean or anything .. but i think that the people who make the show are somewhat PREDIDOUS to jasmine .. its like you guys want to get rid of her because she's asian .. i think she has all rite just like all of the other contestents .. and also if she goes .. i think its because you guys made her nervous and two nights (or three) in a row you let her go first .. this monday and tuesday .. and also .. she doesnt get good judement .. and im happy that randy supports his own kind . put how about other people too .. i can tell he really doesnt like jasmine or asians at all .. so i expect jasmine to stay and fantasia to go .. i hope you guys listen to me .. and give asians there time to be famous too .. thank you for your time

Raye

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