‘American Idol’ Contestant Marcio Donaldson: ‘You Don’t See a Lot of Minorities Win This Show’

Eliminated “American Idol” contestant Marcio Donaldson does not believe the show’s voting process separates those who deserve to win from those who don’t.

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Donaldson spoke in a video published Wednesday about being booted from the show, pointing to the lack of minorities that have succeeded on “American Idol”.

“A harsh reality is that most of the people who were in the bottom were minorities, and coincidentally that’s what America voted,” he told TMZ. “And it’s a harsh reality to see. But it just shows how sad of a dynamic this could be in this industry.”

“Look at the winners: there’s a pattern, there’s very little… you’ve got Ruben [Studdard], Fantasia, Jordin Sparks and Candice Glover,” continued Donaldson. “The show’s been on for 16 seasons. What does that say? It’s been a while. I’m going to be honest, you don’t see a lot of minorities, to be honest, that do actually win this show.”

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The remaining top 10 contestants in season 16 of “American Idol” are Gabby Barrett, Cade Foehner, Caleb Lee Hutchinson, Jurnee, Dennis Lorenzo, Maddie Poppe, Michelle Sussett, Catie Turner, Ada Vox, and Michael J. Woodard

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