You Weigh In: Did the 'Idol' Judges Waste the Save on Big Mike?
You Weigh In: Did the 'Idol' Judges Waste the Save on Big Mike?
Abbey Simmons
Abbey Simmons
Contributing Writer, BuddyTV
Without the likes of an Adam Lambert, season 9 of American Idol has been lacking its usual water cooler clout. At least until last night, when America threw a curve ball and placed three band new faces in the bottom three, and the judges' used their lone save on the mad gesticulator: Michael Lynche. 

You all took to your  virtual water coolers, Twitter and BuddyTV, to share your thoughts on Big Mike's big break. And it seems that most of you believe the judges' made a big mistake. Here's what you had to say.

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Your Thoughts in 140 Characters or Less:

@amc1988: @BuddyTV_Idol It's kind of ridiculous. Big Mike's not going to win anyway. What was really the point of saving him for another 2 weeks?

@barstoolrodeo: @BuddyTV_Idol Admittedly, they didn't use it on the kicked-too-soon-Daughtry-type contestant. They will probably regret it, you're right

@gathering_dust: @BuddyTV_Idol Yea, they will. Wasted save. Last year I was thrilled they saved Giraud. This year? Not so much #Idol

While others took a different approach to Big Mike's save on Twitter.

@nehope encouraged us to stay positive: @BuddyTV_Idol Listen, it's an opportunity to lose Tim Urban and Andrew Garcia in the same week. Think positive!

While @ihatealzheimers smells a consiparcy by the Idol powers that be: @BuddyTV_Idol Last nite's AI smelled of a RATINGS PLOY to me

Meanwhile, the lone, the proud the @micwj thinks the judges' did exactly the right thing: @BuddyTV_Idol I don't agree.... to me, they did the right thing!!!!!!!!! He is amazing!


But not all of your thoughts about Big Mike's elimination could be contained to 140 characters or less, so you commented on BuddyTV about the judges' save.

Your Brilliance Cannot Be Contained to 140 Characters ... and on BuddyTV Its Not:

Ecer said: "Definitely wasted the save. His performance last night was terrible and SO karaoke and who's to say he won't deliver another karaoke performance next week. It was the wrong decision for the judges to make."

Niecy said: "I definitely think they wasted their SAVE. Now there is a double elimination next week. I don't think Big Mike has a chance of winning. What if people get lazy & don't vote next week & somehow Crystal, Siobhan, Casey or Lee end up in the bottom 3. I think the Judges made a serious big mistake!"

Tomniddd2 said:
"I definitely think they wasted their SAVE. Now there is a double elimination next week. I don't think Big Mike has a chance of winning. What if people get lazy & don't vote next week & somehow Crystal, Siobhan, Casey or Lee end up in the bottom 3. I think the Judges made a serious big mistake!"

But not everyone thought the judges' wasted the save on Big Mike.

Dilsea said: "Ok, so I think I am one of the few that are happy the save was used...however, in my opinion, if you really think about all it means is that he will be back next week. Seriously, he could very well go next week too...there are TWO elims so it doesnt mean we would lose Crystal, Lee or Casey...or whoever is your fav...We are down to the bottom of the barrel folks...slim pickins and only 3 or 4 that are worthy of the title at all...do we really think any of those will be eliminated over the other 5??? In my opinion, they would never need to "save" any of those that deserve it..."

However, when you're just contained to answering yes or no, you don't seem nearly so divided on Big Mike's.

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What side are you on? And if you haven't shared your thoughts yet, join the discussion here in the comments!

(Image Courtesy of FOX)


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