Add Jennifer Lopez to the list of sad stories on "American Idol" this season. "I can't do this anymore, " said Lopez as she wept, while voting to kick off Chris Medina.
Medina famously auditioned for the show with an emotional rendition of the Script's "Breakeven," as he introduced his wheelchair-bound fiancée, Juliana Ramos, who suffered a traumatic brain injury after a car accident.
But it's not all bad news for Mr. Medina. He's already slated to perform on Friday night's "Tonight Show."
JLo has displayed a marked queasiness on the show when it comes to kicking contestants to the curb and has welled up before with tears. But Medina's back story and struggle to get to the show clearly overwhelmed her.
Lopez is in good company. Season 10, which has no shortage of talent, seems to have an abundance of sob stories; from the contestant who was left for dead after a car accident, to the contestant with Tourette's and Asperger's syndromes, to Medina.
"Idol" may have started as a talent competition but it has become so much more. Some would say the show highlights contestants' personal tragedies at the expense of their talent.