American Idol Finalists React to Jermaine Jones Ousting

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In an unusual step, American Idol kicked Jermaine Jones off the show last night, following the discovery that the season 11 finalist had lied about a pair of arrests.

How are fellow contestants reacting to the development? A few relayed their thoughts People:

The Final 11

Phillip Phillips: "It was sad to see somebody go like that, with an awesome voice. It sucks."

Colton Dixon: "We found out what happened when you guys did. We were shocked, but at the same time, he's such a great guy. We all love him to death. He's truly the gentle giant. He handled himself so well, I'm proud of him."

Shannon Magrane: Jones "always has that great fun spirit, and he has always kept us laughing. He is so funny, we miss him already."

Hollie Cavanagh: "He's going to do huge things in music regardless of if he's on the show or not," she said. "It's just a little bump in the road. He'll prevail, and he'll do big things."

Heejun Han: "It's a competition. I really want to be honest about it. I'm not like, 'Oh, please don't go, please don't' go!'"

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Gotta give Heejun props for being so honest. They all need to play the "nice person" thing but what Heejun said is huge and true. I admire this guy.


Who is voting for HeeJun? No voice...annoying personality!


I feel that the show aired the interview to increase the rating. Jermaine is amazing talent and will find success. I have lost alot of respect for the producers of the show how they handled this issue.


So basically, Heejun was the only one speaking his mind. I doubt they actually miss him.