‘American Idol’: Eliminated Curtis Finch Jr. talks Nicki Minaj absence during song

Curtis Finch JrIs Curtis Finch Jr. creating all sorts of crazy conspiracy theories right now when it comes to his elimination on “American Idol” this season? It would have been rather easy for him to do so all things, all things considered. He could blame a bad Hollywood Week edit for not really connecting with America the same way as some of the other contestants, he could claim that he suffered the dreaded “Curse of First” that dooms many a singing-show participant, or he could even point fingers at Nicki Minaj for being stuck in traffic while he tried to make magic happen on the stag.e

Ultimately, Curtis doesn’t seem to be buying into any of it, especially when it comes to Nicki’s absence. He was asked about whether or not he felt this had an impact on the voting during a conference call with reporters on Friday, and he had the following to say in response to it:

“Absolutely not. Nicki Minaj is not the only judge on the panel. At the end of the day, if I get done singing and those judges have no response, it’s still up to America to use the phone, or use the ‘American Idol’ app or go online and vote for me. I think things were really inevitable. You really can’t change yesterday, you can only just focus on tomorrow and make sure that everything is in line for my future as it pertains to my career.”

Curtis also refused to pick between Aubrey Cleland and Charlie Askew as his favorite to make the “American Idol” tour, and said some of his future dreams include possibly appearing on “Glee” (which now leads out from the singing competition, and Jessica Sanchez is doing it) or work with either R. Kelly or Alicia Keys.

Are you going to miss Curtis on this season? If you want to read a little bit more about next week’s “Songs of the Beatles” theme, you can do so by heading on over to the link here.

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