Both Utah teenagers who made it to the top 30 on "American Idol" were eliminated on Tuesday night in a truly terrible twist on the Fox singing competition.
To be clear, this is not a complaint that Park City's Austin Wolfe and Draper's Kenzie Hall are out. Both are clearly talented singers, but the "Idol" judges are there to make decisions about who goes on and who does not. And I am not complaining about the decisions made by Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban.
The problem was with the format of the show, which was unnecessarily cruel and rather idiotic. And not just because it was called "Rush Week" in a lame attempt to somehow equate it to college fraternities and sororities.