American Idol’s Top 26 performed in Hawaii this week, but viewers were shocked at the 26th performer. Why? Because she was dropped at the selection stage just recently. So, how did she make it back on the show?
Hmm, mysteries seem to be brewing.
Not to worry because we have unearthed all these mysteries for you. When the Top 26 contestants were announced, Ryan Seacrest informed the audience that a singer had dropped out of the competition.
Thus, there was an extra space that the judges could fill in by choosing a singer from the elimination rounds.
When the Hawaii episode of American Idol aired, the footage of the original 26th participant was cleanly edited out. The person wasn’t seen even in the selection rounds, which has perked the interest of many people.
It seems like whoever dropped out took their decision after the selection but before the show started airing, which is why they were never shown. The producers had time to do a clean edit and add in their replacement. So, who is this mystery contestant?
Who Dropped Out of American Idol 2023?
You will be shocked to know that the dropped-out American Idol contestant is actually the son of a famous celebrity. The contestant is Beckett Rex, the son of Malcolm Macdowell. McDowell is best known for his roles in O Lucky Man!, A Clockwork Orange, and many other films.
Becketts is 18 years old and a singer-songwriter from Ojai, Calif. He has released several singles: Wildfire, Pale Blue Eyes, and many more. He is a rising star in the music industry and has already gained fans because of his moving lyrics.
Why Did Beckett Rex Opt Out of American Idol?
Neither the show’s producers nor Breckett acknowledged the reason for leaving American Idol. Rex claimed he was only allowed to say that he chose not to go forward with the show.
Fans, of course, have wild theories, and many assume that producers gave Beckett no screen time because they were unhappy with how he left the show. The most reasonable way to think about it is that Rex left the show to pursue more fruitful offers.
Who Replaced the Dropped Out Contestant of American Idol?
Paige Anne, the narrowly eliminated singer from Idaho, receives a second chance at American Idol after a participant dropped out unexpectedly. This gave a chance to the judges to bring Anne back, and her performance in Hawaii proved that it was the right decision to make.
Anne had performed Pink’s “What About Us,” which got a nod from Richie and Bran but not from Katy Perry. The judges selected Danille when the two faced off, but now Paige is back in the game.
In Hawaii, Paige Anne proved her worth when she performed Wrecking Ball by Miley Cyrus, bowling over all the judges. Even Perry was forced to admit: “You belong here.”
Richie claimed that Anne had proved the judges wrong in the best possible way.