61 contestants were Las Vegas bound and only 40 were picked at the end of this Idol episode featuring the music of The Beatles. Thia is paired with Melinda Ademi and both were challenged to sing "Here Comes the Sun."
By now, you've probably heard of the "vocal coach from hell" who was mentoring Thia and Melinda. We couldn't believe what we were seeing!! This was over the top drama and antic from the producers and it's sad that vocal coach, Peggy Blu would allow herself to be played like that all for TV. Poor Thia and Melinda, they had to take the verbal 'abuse' and go through with it... That was a total lowdown! Double thumbs down American Idol!!
We'll post the full drama on the 'vocal coach from hell' later. Check back again soon!
Thia made the cut to move on to sing another solo for a spot in the Top 24. Melinda did not make it.