VIDEO: ‘American Idol’ judge flooded with complaints about ‘horrible decision’ on show

APRIL 2, 2019

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“American Idol” fans aren’t too pleased with judge Luke Bryan, who broke the news Sunday to contestant Nick Townsend that he wouldn’t be advancing to the top 20.

The 26-year-old Nebraska native, who now lives in Los Angeles, was instantly a fan favorite when he wowed the three judges with his audition of James Bay’s “Let It Go.” His emotional backstory brought both the judges and viewers to tears when it aired.

The article goes on to state the following:

“The reason that I’m here today is for my brothers,” Townsend explained to the judges during his audition, revealing that he lost both of his siblings — Zack and Matt, who had taken their lives. A YouTube video of his audition has racked up nearly 2 million views since it was posted on March 3.

On Sunday night, however, Bryan had to tell Townsend that his time on the show was coming to a close.

“This is a tough one, it’s very heavy on our hearts to let you know that you’re not in our top 20. Man, we want to lift you up and let you understand that you are tremendously talented. Do not slow down in this musical dream,” Bryan told Townsend, according to Good Housekeeping.

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  1. Victoria April 2nd, 2019 at 6:23 pm

    I’m sick of the background stories. Wtf. If you are talented you are talented. Just cuz you have a sob story doesn’t mean you sway people. It is what it is…


  2. Molly B. April 2nd, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    It’s a TV show, not a judge sentencing him to death. He’s been seen, he’s been promoted, and like others before him that didn’t win it all; he now has exposure and opportunities he did not have before!!! Go on and do well, Nick!


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