Karen Rodriguez Creates Bilingual Stir on American Idol

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If most American Idol viewers agree that Pia Toscano put on the best semifinalist performance last night among the remaining 12 women, these same fans would say that Karen Rodriguez put on the most interesting.

Perhaps even the most scandalous, according to THG readers.

The New York native threw in a twist to her rendition of Mariah Carey's "Hero," singing almost half of the song in Spanish. This actually riled up a few respondents in our blog, who called Karen out for daring to be different.

Watch the performance now and sound off: Do you see anything wrong with the inclusion of a Spanish verse?

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