VIDEO: ‘American Idol’ judge flooded with complaints about ‘horrible decision’ on show
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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.
— Luke Bryan (@LukeBryanOnline) April 1, 2019
HORRIBLE decision. So disappointed.
— Amanda Miller (@amanda_mariee4) April 1, 2019
SO DISAPPOINTED HE WAS MY MAIN MAN WHAT ARE YOU DOING!!!!!
— ashley💜 (@normallyashley) April 1, 2019
Nick Townsend didn’t deserve what you did to him last night he was great couldn’t wait to vote for him I have listened to your choices tonight some them shouldn’t be in top 2 You should find a way to bring that young man back!
— JACQUELINE ARMEL (@ARMELJackie) April 2, 2019
Nick, you were one of our favorites! Follow your dreams, keep singing and you can achieve anything! Your story is inspiring but it’s also just the beginning!
— Kara Carter (@karadawn12) April 1, 2019
Bad decision judges
— Pat Schenaman (@SchenamanPat) April 1, 2019
You know. You really messed up letting Nick Townsend go… extremely disappointed.
— Dea Marie (@DeaMarie187) April 1, 2019
I never watch #AmericanIdol but these judges are bad. I can’t believe #NickTownsend didn’t go through but some some of the guys at the end of the show did??? Do you exploit people’s trauma to get more viewers??? Then when you don’t need them anymore you ditch em??? That’s gross.
— Chrissy (@ChrisseeJoy) April 1, 2019
Not happy with this decision
— Kimberly Hoeltke (@HoeltkeKimberly) April 1, 2019
He DESERVED to go through way more than some of the others. Extremely disappointed in this 😒
— 🌹🌻𝒦𝑒𝓃𝓃𝒶 𝑅𝒶𝑒🌻🌹 (@_Princess_Kenna) April 1, 2019
Not sure why he was cut? Dude was a beast every time he performed. Leads me to wonder what your criteria is? That dude should be in the top 20 and you know it… maybe all 3 judges should be replaced as you missed the ez decision
— David Cyphers (@golfmatic7553) April 2, 2019
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