Idol Poll: Which Elimination Was the Most Shocking?

Idol Poll: Which Elimination Was the Most Shocking?
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04/11/2008 AT 12:00 AM EDT

Thursday's Idol elimination, which sent Michael Johns packing and left contestants, judges and audience members with their mouths open in surprise, may have been the first big shocker of the season. But it's nothing new on the show that puts the fate of hopeful contestants in the hands of American voters. Tamyra Gray's ouster in season 1 (she finished in a disappointing fourth place) may have been the first taste of how a talented singer can be cut way too early. And when top four contestants Chris Daughtry and Katharine McPhee faced elimination in season 5, America's decision to send Chris home left Katharine in the game -- and everyone in shock. FOX; Ray Mickshaw/WireImage; R Mickshaw/Getty



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