Will Valrico's Jeremy Rosado Get Another Chance on ‘American Idol?'
Jeremy Rosado is on a press tour in the Tampa Bay area after an emotional homecoming at Tampa International Airport, where he and his family first learned contestant Jermaine Jones is off the show.
With a tweet today, Jermaine Jones told the world that his run for this season’s “American Idol” crown has come to an abrupt end.
So, what does that mean for Jeremy Rosado, a Valrico resident and Durant High grad, who was the sole contestant booted off the show last week, by judges’ choice?
Will he be asked to return?
“I would hope so, it would be nice, but I don’t know how they would play it out, without making it unfair for the other contestants.”
For now, Ocasio is just deeply proud of her son and his accomplishments and is firmly committed to helping him achieve his dreams — and get over his disappointment of making it far, but not far enough.
“He’s doing better, he was devastated, as you could imagine,” Ocasio said. “He said, ‘Ma, I knew I wasn’t going to win it but I didn’t think I was going to leave that soon.’ Two days of press tours helped him a lot.”
In that regard, Ocasio noted her son’s New York appearances on the “Today” show, “Good Morning America” and “Live With Kelly."
“That has helped him a whole lot, getting over the pain and the hurt, and he’s doing great,” Ocasio said. “I didn’t know he had that many fans in New York. He couldn’t walk the street without being noticed. There were paparrazzi, there were fans, and one of them gave him a gift. It was very emotional."
As for whether the show, indeed, is over for Rosado, “Who knows,” Ocasio said. “We’ll just wait to see how it plays out."
Read more of Ocasio's interview with Brandon Patch about her son's elimination and his homecoming.