Ryan Seacrest talked with American Idol Executive Producer Ken Warwick this morning about the status of ill Idol contestant Crystal Bowersox. The doctors will make a decision by mid-day today on whether or not she will be able to perform. Warwick said that if Crystal can't perform tonight, she will be disqualified, and one other girl will be sent home with her on Thursday.
As much as I like Crystal, it's the right call. It's like in sports - if you're too injured to compete, you forfeit. It sucks, but that's just how it works. I hate it on Dancing with the Stars or So You Think You Can Dance when they allow dancers to remain in the competition and be voted on even when they can't perform (Steve-O, Melissa Rycroft, Ashleigh Di Lello and Noelle Marsh, I'm talking to you!). There should be no free passes.
Watch Ryan and Ken's interview here: