The pretty plus-size model performed "I Say A Little Prayer," but a thousand candle-light vigils couldn't save her from elimination on last night's results show.
At first, I thought she might squeak through. When Amy Davis, who sang a tone-deaf version of "Where the Boys Are," got the boot first, I prayed that Borgella's chances for survival were greater.
However, when host Ryan Seacrest summoned Borgella and Amanda Overmyer - a dead ringer for Ozzy Osbourne's daughter Kelly - I knew the end was certain for Hoboken's karaoke queen.
After breaking the bad news to Borgella, Seacrest asked the judges to weigh in.
"This is tough," Randy Jackson said. "Your nerves just got the best of you."
A smug-faced Simon Cowell said Borgella's song choice was horrible.
"That should be a lesson learned," he said. "You can't breeze your way through."
But if there's ever an "American Idol" season where someone could breeze through, I believe it's this one. Granted, the finalists have only been through one week. But I and thousands of other "Idol" junkies can only hope for a drastic about-face to make this show worth watching.
I don't see a Kelly Clarkson, Fantasia or a Carrie Underwood in the bunch.
As for Borgella, my advice is to hold your beautiful head up high despite the short "Idol" sting. You beat long odds to get to this point.
Stick to material in your range and leave power ballads to triple-lung crooners like Aretha.source