‘American Idol’ mystery: Did Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr. secretly hate MK Nobilette?

It’s bad enough “American Idol” judges axed MK Nobilette, but Harry Connick Jr., Keith Urban and Jennifer Lopez were rudely unfair during her final plea for a stay of execution.

Isn’t “American Idol‘s” “Sing for a Save” segment supposed to be the condemned contestants’ chance to get the judges to reconsider their talents one last time and, eureka, perhaps get them to come to their senses and offer rescue?

Of course. So why did Urban and Connick mostly ignore MK Nobilette’s performance of “All of Me” while they huddled and whispered cattily? JLo joined their private powwow, too, yes, but at least she listened to part of the performance and even seemed to choke back a tear or two as the “Idol” hatchet hovered over MK’s slight neck.

“It has to be unanimous and it’s not unanimous,” Connick said coldly as he proclaimed their decision to dash MK’s “Idol” dreams forever. Apparent subtext: Connick and Urban wanted her snuffed, but softie JLo thought she should be given one more chance.

Have Connick and Urban forgotten what happened when the judges dispensed mercy earlier this TV season? They rescued Jena Irene and now it looks, egads, like she might actually win. Right now Irene is tied with Sam Woolf for second-best odds (2 to 1) to prevail, right behind Caleb Johnson (1/1). See more odds here.

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