--revealed the two will be doing a duet together on this summer's Idol tour. But we'll talk later." There was no shortage of tears as Burnell became the fourth guy in a row this season to be sent packing.
From good friend Candice Glover to judges Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj, there was plenty of smeared mascara to go around.
He had a feeling all week that he would be sent home, and told us: "It was basically God giving me a sign so that I could be prepared. I did what I was supposed to do, and hopefully somebody will reach out to me."On his wish music-industry wish list? "By the time I'm 25, I better have at least six Grammys! "If I've gotta [appear] on Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, Disney Channel and Animal Planet, I'm doing everything I can do to keep my name hot." audition and his induction into the Top 10--is looking forward to hitting the treadmill back home and celebrating his 20th birthday on April 14.
"Everything happens for a reason," he said of his exit.
Country fans will get to watch Luke Bryan in action when he takes to the judges panel alongside fellow superstars Katy Perry and Lionel Richie.Scotty Mc Creery went on to win the season and Lauren Alaina was runner-up. The fourth season of American Idol premiered on January 18, 2005 and continued until May 25, 2005. Randy Jackson, Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell also returned to judge.Among those who benefited from this new rule were Constantine Maroulis and Bo Bice, considered to be the eldest (and most experienced) of Idol contestants.They were also constantly mentioned by Ryan Seacrest and in the media as "the two rockers", since their long hair and choice of songs made them stand out from conventional Idol standards.