'American Idol' Recap: CJ Harris Sent Home After Country & Rock Night
American Idol’s current season is now down to it’s top five contestants after Thursday night’s elimination show.
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The results show began with a look at the Idol hopeful’s sitting down to a home-cooked meal by Caleb Johnson’s mom to celebrate the musician's 23rd birthday. The light mood was short-lived in the auditorium, however, as soon it was time to get down to the business of the show – weeding out one more musician on the way to naming the winner of American Idol’s 13th season.
This week, Randy Jackson felt like birthday boy Johnson had nothing to worry about after his back-to-back amazing performances during the country and rock and roll themed night. Jackson also felt that Sam Woolf, who was nearly eliminated from the competition a couple of weeks ago but benefitted from a judges’ save, had shown considerable improvement and would likely be sticking around again, as would powerhouse Jena Irene.
As for who would likely be going home, Jackson seemed like he’d put his money on it being CJ Harris. He also wasn’t too sure how Alex Preston or Jess Meuse would fair, who both received a fair amount of criticism from judges Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban following their performances Wednesday night.
Meuse and Harris ended up in the bottom two, with the latter getting the least amount of votes and heading home. For his final song on the Idol stage, Harris chose to sing “Can’t See You” by The Marshall Tucker Band, which got all of the judges on their feet to give him a standing ovation.
American Idol returns next Wednesday on Fox at 8/7c.
– Chelsea Regan
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