American Idol: Jeremy Rosado Eliminated

Entertainment Mar. 9, 2012 AT 8:57AM
American Idol: Jeremy Rosado Eliminated Credit: Michael Becker/FOX

Guess Jennifer Lopez can't get everything she wants.

Jeremy Rosado, an early favorite of the American Idol judge, was the first Top 13 contestant to be eliminated on Thursday night's show.

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Just last week, Lopez, 42, called Valrico, FL native Rosado "blessed" and made him her "wild card" pick. Rosado was in the bottom three, with a shocked-looking Elise Testone and an upbeat Shannon Magrane.

(Fellow guys Jermaine Jones and Joshua Ledet were also the bottom-three men after viewer votes, but judges Steven Tyler, Randy Jackson and Lopez quickly rescued them --- the same for on-the-bubble Ericka van Pelt.)

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In tears following his elimination, former clinic worker Rosado told reporters, "You know what, Jennifer Lopez has been behind me the entire way. Just to be able to say that… I have been crazy blessed and she came up to me tonight and told me she wanted to keep me . . . I'm truly grateful for God putting her in my life."

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He promised that the world hasn't seen the last of him. "This is just my break into show business, this is the dream. I'm living the dream."

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