Another one bit the dust tonight on American Idol Season 13 and, like always, it got us teary-eyed. No, not because we had dust in our eyes or because Jennifer Lopez’s fashion choices continue to make us squint. It’s getting harder and harder to say goodbye to these hopefuls, particularly as they get so very close to seeing a dream come true.
Unfortunately, that dream wasn’t meant to be for one contestant. As we suspected, CJ Harris got the (cowboy) boot this evening after both his country and rock numbers during last night’s performances failed to impress.
Where we expected CJ to shine with his cover of ”Whatever It Is”, he just didn’t seem to have the same mojo he’s been working with all season long even though that Zac Brown Band hit should have been right in his wheelhouse. America felt something was off too and gave CJ his walking papers, making him the second Alabama boy to leave in as many weeks.
But you know what they say: The show must go on. We’ve got our Top 5 now and it’s straight on to the finale. Best of luck out there, CJ! Keep up the good fight, remaining Idol contestants.
Were you surprised CJ went home or expected as much? Tell us in the comments and remember, the Top 5 perform next Wednesday (April 30) at 8 p.m. on Fox!