“American Idol” has waved goodbye to another contestant.
(SPOILER: This story contains the results of Thursdays “Idol.”)
Burnell Taylor was eliminated after he couldn’t convince the judges to save him with one final performance.
The young man had been in the Bottom 2 with country cutie Janelle Arthur, 23.
Before the elimination news, Mariah told Burnell and Janelle that the person who would end up going home wasn’t leaving on a low note.
“Whoever goes home tonight is coming back for the tour – to me that’s a very big deal,” Mariah said. “And regardless, you both know you can sing, and you have star quality and I want you to know that I love you both dearly and you have given everything to this competition.”
Lazaro Arbos, 21, is the lone male left in the competition.