OK, so Anastacia Freeman might not be the greatest singer (and we’re saying this knowing that Nicki Minaj is sitting in the same room), but there’s no reason to ridicule her inspiration for trying out for “American Idol.” “I believe God told me to come up here an audition,” she told judge Randy Jackson. Minaj thought that was “weird,” but the comment was enough for the producers to shoot a “cheap dramatization” featuring a heavenly light, clouds of smoke and a choir of angels, prior to host Ryan Seacrest narrating her exit: a bitter end “as she heads home to await further instruction.”

A bit much, no? According to Twitter, it wasn’t enough.


We know that “American Idol” is all about being judged, but a few were a little more lenient than most.