“American Idol” managed to really tug at our heartstrings tonight with Jessica Phillips. Her boyfriend had a stroke last spring, was in the hospital for a month and when he finally came out of it, didn’t recognize Jessica. She admitted to the camera that now she’s more of a caretaker and that they have “a different kind of love” now, which just made us so desperately sad, but also admiring of her.

She sang “Again” by Faith Evans and the judges were complimentary.  Jennifer Lopez said Jessica did it really well, and Randy just said, “I like you, man.”

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."