Dang, I try to not bring it up. I know Americans have a lot of compassion but ultimately, country music fans on American Idol has always been a force to be recognized. Look at how country singers like Carrie, Crystal (maybe), Scotty, Lauren etc made it so far into the competition... you will know how much votes they get into the competition each year.
The background story is a plus, but look at Angie... Angie is partially deaf as well (although not mentioned in the homecoming video). If true fans of the show are really compassionate, Angie would have gotten a fair amount of votes too.
And not to forget, Kree's hometown is HUGE. Look at her whole theater of fans, as compared to Angie's "small field" and Candice's "huge backyard". With the crowd.. I sort of knew that Angie would somehow be in trouble, but I preferred to be blinded by the statistics on Youtube. Turns out, if you want to compare fans all over the world, Angie might have an upper hand. But just in America alone, I think Candice and Kree's fans prevails.
That said, I don't think it's any shocking elimination as they all expected Kree to go as they kept throwing her under the bus. But honestly, I knew Kree isn't going anywhere. Her hometown adores her and the backstory and her true sincere voice and everything.. I knew she was a shoo in into the finals. It was a matter of fact between Angie and Candice and when I knew Candice was the first person announced into the finals... Knew that it was game over for Angie.