LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Songbird Pia Toscano was eliminated from "American Idol" on Thursday, leaving the judges who had lavished praise on her in despair over the audience's decision.
Randy Jackson covered his head and mouthed a repeated "No" after host Ryan Seacrest announced that Toscano received the lowest number of viewer votes after her performance Wednesday of "River Deep - Mountain High."
Toscano, 22, a dark-haired beauty from the Queens borough of New York City managed to remain composed on stage as the judges decried the results.
"I have no idea what happened her. I'm shocked. I'm angry," said judge Jennifer Lopez.
Steven Tyler said viewers were wrong, adding, "She's beautiful. When she sings, she's a bird."
Jackson called her one of the best singers in the show's 10th-season field and warned that "no one is safe" if votes aren't cast for them.
"I'm never upset on this show, and I'm never really mad, but this, like, this makes me mad," Jackson said. "What is going on?"