April 12, 2012
Mandisa, Season 5
Mandisa Handley had never been in the bottom three before she was unceremoniously kicked off Season 5 before even Bucky Covington. The "Idol" chroniclers were unable to form a consensus on what had led to the disaster. Was it her anti-gay remarks? The lack of a zealous fan base? The absurdity of getting a big-voiced African American woman to sing country songs? Or was it her weight?