On last night’s elimination episode of American Idol, we said goodbye to Jennifer Lopez’s favorite contestant, Jeremy Rosado. It came down to being between Jeremy and fellow competitor Elise Testone in the bottom two. In case you’ve missed the show, you can read the full episode recap here.
Jeremy gave an interview where he discussed Elise staying in the competition, J-Lo and whether or not there are more reality singing competitions in his future.
On how he felt in the moment and his cheerleader Jennifer Lopez:
Jennifer Lopez has been behind me this entire way. Who gets to say that, you know? I’ve been crazy blessed. She came up to me tonight and told me she wanted to keep me. That makes you feel good inside to know that she believes in you so much. I’m so grateful to her. I’m so grateful to God for her in my life.
On being voted off of the show and Elise staying:
I didn’t technically get voted off, you never know. But it doesn’t matter. I’ve been so blessed to know each and every one of these contestants. I love them – they’re my brothers, they’re my sisters. I’m so happy that Elise got to stay. This is all our dreams. She deserves it.
On having no regrets:
You know, I’m happy I get to leave on a high note. The performance yesterday may not have been my best, but I don’t think it was my worst. I’m just so blessed to have had this opportunity.
On what he learned from the experience:
I’ve learned that I have the strength to make it through the show – it’s not easy, but it is the dream. I would do it all over again tomorrow if I could, if I had to. This has just been amazing. It makes you stronger.
He won’t be trying out for The Voice or The X Factor USA:
You know what, American Idol was the dream, it is the dream for me. And I’m going to take what this show has done for me and use it to start my career, and I’m excited.
Are you sad to see him get eliminated on the show last night? Or did the judges get it right?