American Idol

Spoiler alert! Tearful 'Idol' elimination

Feb. 21, 2011 at 2:42 PM ET

Grab your tissues before you sit down for Thursday's episode of "American Idol."

According to gossip site TMZ.com, judge Jennifer Lopez let the tears flow when one contestant had to be eliminated. The hopeful? Chris Medina, the man who stuck by his fiancee after a car accident left her with brain damage.

Sources from the "Idol" set told the website that J.Lo became so overwhelmed by having to deliver the bad news that fellow judges Steven Tyler and Randy Jackson had to talk her through it.

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