American Idol fans are appalled that Christian Guardino has been voted off for the sake of two blondes. They took to social media to remind fellow fans that the show is about talent, not popularity. While most are happy with the results of the Top 5 round, others are disappointed. Some of the decisions during Season 20 have elicited a strong reaction from fans.
Christian Guardino became a fan-favorite
American Idol contestant Christian Guardino quickly became a fan favorite. His story inspired others that they can overcome challenges and do big things in their lives. He never let anything get him down. Guardino joined Season 20 of American Idol when he auditioned with his rendition of “A Song For You” by Donny Hathaway.
His mom joined him when he got the news that he was going to Hollywood. All four judges have been supporting Guardino throughout his American Idol journey. He went on to perform hit songs by the likes of Billie Eilish, John Legend, and Silk Sonic. Even though his performances have struck a chord with viewers, it’s his personal story that has touched him.
Guardino was legally blind for many years. Though his eyesight has worsened, it hasn’t stopped him from singing. He wanted to make his dreams come true. When he was a teenager, he underwent gene therapy so he could restore his vision. The treatment was successful and allowed him to perform.
Some American Idol fans recognized Guardino from America’s Got Talent Season 12. He was just a teenager at the time. Judge Howie Mandel pressed the Golden Buzzer, which immediately sent him to the live shows. Guardino was axed during the semi-finals.
Sadly, Guardino’s time on American Idol came to an end. During Sunday night’s show, he covered Justin Bieber’s “Lonely” and Smokie Norful’s “Dear God,” which he dedicated to his mom. The judges loved both performances, but the audience didn’t feel the same way. Guardino was evicted from the competition.
American Idol fans appalled over Top 5 round
Some American Idol fans were appalled over the results of the Top 5 round. They think that Guardino had a fighting chance. Several of them took to Twitter to share their thoughts about Guardino’s elimination. They feel the show has become a popularity contest.
- “Not watching next week. Christian had the best vocals by far!!!! Very very very upset!!!!!”
- “#AmericanIdol Christian was the best singer I’m out no more Idol for me this show is a joke!!!!!!!”
- “America voted out Christian? Logic has been going out the window for the last few years people!”
- “HOW DID CHRISTIAN GET VOTED OFF AMERICAN ?!?! You fools!!!!!!!”
American Idol fans think the show is all about looks and popularity these days, which explains Guardino’s elimination. It’s no longer about having the best story. It’s about having the best looks and more fanfare.
One fan wrote, “Christian was robbed for two mediocre blondes,” while another added, “American Idol seems to have a love for skinny, blonde, white girl country singers.”
What are your thoughts on Christian Guardino’s elimination? Do you think the show is all about looks these days? Or, do you think it’s about talent? Sound off below in the comment section.
American Idol Season 20 airs Sundays at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
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