On last night’s new episode of American Idol, show host Ryan Seacrest made a surprising announcement about Wyatt Pike. The singer was no longer going to be a part of the competition.
Unfortunately, that was all that the singing competition chose to offer insofar as context goes. In a statement to People, a spokesperson for ABC noted that Pike could not continue for “personal reasons.” His most-recent Instagram post (see below) shows him back home at Park City, Utah.
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We’re not going to sit here and pretend as though Pike is the first singing-show contestant we’ve seen this happen to. After all, we’ve noted this taking place with a number of other American Idol / The Voice / America’s Got Talent contestants. Sometimes, a larger reason eventually makes itself clear; at other points, it doesn’t. It really comes down to what Pike wishes to share, and he deserves the time and the privacy to figure that out.
Despite his exit, the show must go on for singing 19 of the talent show — next week, we’re going to see one of the most surprising twists yet as a contestant from last season is going to have a chance to re-enter the competition and fight for the title. The move is meant as a make-good after last season’s performers were forced to do the bulk of the show from home due to the global health crisis.
Were you sad to see Wyatt Pike leave American Idol?
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