‘American Idol’ exit chat: Jeremy Rosado solves yellow tongue mystery

Jeremy is the first finalist out.

Jeremy Rosado was the eliminated contestant on “American idol” Thursday night, which meant that on Friday he became the first singer of the season to have to go through the tradition known as media day.

We were a part of a conference call featuring reporters from all over the country, and Jeremy had quite a bit to talk about when it came to his overall experience on the show

On some of the negative comments from Jimmy Iovine and Steven Tyler during the results show – “It made you think you were definitely going home … but you just sit there hoping and praying that the outcome would be different. Last night Jennifer [Lopez] came up to me and told me that she wanted to pick me.”

On if he did have the “good cry” he was hoping for backstage after the show was over – “I definitely cried, a lot. I cried and prayed and called my mom, saw my dad … I’m still devastated, and I’m still recovering.”

On some aspirations beyond just music – “I love acting and singing, so hopefully some TV, movies, or [a record deal] will come out for me.”

On whether or not he would try out for “The Voice” or “The X Factor” moving forward – “‘American idol’ is the show that I wanted to [be on] … two reasons why I wouldn’t audition for another show is that they wouldn’t take me, and that ‘American Idol’ has given me such a great start.”

On if he felt that he was on borrowed time after being a wild card – “I definitely felt like I had something to prove … I was just hoping that what I did the night before [would be enough to save me].”

On if he thought Elise Testone should have left over him – “I wouldn’t compare me to anyone because I know everyone who is there is amazing. I think my performance was strong enough to still be in the competition, but in that moment when we were standing there together I had a feeling that it wasn’t going to be me.”

As for one other mystery, Jeremy Rosado confirmed that the mysterious “yellow tongue” during Hollywood Week was the result of some yellow cough drops that he was taking to keep from getting sick — and with this, case closed!

Are you going to miss Jeremy for the remainder of the season?

Photo: Fox

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