Jennifer Lopez Thought Pia Toscano Would Make It To Top 2 On ‘Idol’ [AUDIO]

April 8, 2011 9:50 am

In one of the biggest upsets in “American Idol” results history, Pia Toscano was eliminated from the show, sending judge Jennifer Lopez and much of America into shock. Jennifer called “On Air with Ryan Seacrest” Friday to talk about America’s decision and what she feels the future holds for Pia.

“Honestly I don’t know what happened. The only thing I can think was that people thought she was safe, as I did,” said Jennifer, who was visibly emotional after Ryan revealed the result. “I thought she’d be around until the top five – at least until the top two.”

At the close of the episode, Jennifer was seen walking up on stage with Randy Jackson and Steven Tyler to talk to Pia.

“I was just trying to let her know that we were pushing her every week because she was one of the safe ones,” said Jennifer who regularly praised Pia’s powerhouse ballads. She also told her, “In this business there’s always doors that are slammed in your face. I’ve had tons of doors slammed in my face. I told her to stay true in her heart, to have faith and to know that if this wasn’t the path, that there was something bigger for her, and I believe that.”

Listen to the entire interview with Jennifer below!

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