‘American Idol’ star Arthur Gunn addresses his decision to leave show ‘last minute’ ahead of season finale

The singer and guitar strummer took to Instagram on Monday to address why he skipped out on theIdol” 季节 19 sendoff that would have seen Gunn perform alongside Sheryl Crow.

“好, let’s just say I missed my opportunity to sing with legendary @sherylcrow . what happened is not much to discuss at this point,” Gunn began a lengthy caption alongside a photo showing words of inspiration. “I would like to make it up and invite @sherylcrow to perform couple of songs on the July 30th at @thecotillion.

The songwriter pressed that it was alast-minutedecision to drop out of the reality competition so late in the game.

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‘American Idol’ concluded by announcing a winner among its top 3 in a two-hour finale.

‘American Idol’ concluded by announcing a winner among its top 3 in a two-hour finale. (ABC/Eric McCandless)

I couldn’t help but say no cause of some personal morals and values due to unpleasant environmental experiences,” Gunn continued. “It’s not necessary to state it, it is what it is, so I felt like I had to move on, It’s not the show @americanidol to blame, they were there long before nor anyone related to show.

The 23-year-old thanked the show for giving him the opportunity but maintained thatsometimes things happen and it happens for a reason I guess.

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I feel upset about it as much as all you might have, and I’m sorry if I did let down anyone,” Gunn lamented, 加, “but I felt like all these confrontations didn’t need to happen at the show, so I just had to move on from there, sometimes all we can do is move on!!!”

Lionel Richie, 71, told People magazine during a show interview that the judges didn’teven know what happened.

‘American Idol’ crowned Chayce Beckham as its Season 19 优胜者.

‘American Idol’ crowned Chayce Beckham as its Season 19 优胜者. (ABC/Eric McCandless)

It’s a spicy show,” 凯蒂·佩里, 36, 添加. “It’s a live 3-hour show and quite honestly we’ve had a very colorful season. Curveballs galore.

Luke Bryan, 44, added it wasn’t thefirst time we’ve had to operate on the fly.

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Due to Gunn’s absence, Bryan said they simply rolled with the punches thrown at them and they ended up pulling fellow Top 16 选手, Graham DeFranco from the audience to jam out with Crow.

“[他] was there to support Chayce so we’re pulling [DeFranco] out of the crowd and we’re like, ‘Get up and sing with Sheryl Crowand he was like, ‘Hell yeah.'

Arthur Gunn opened up on his decision to leave ‘American Idol’ at the ‘last minute’ ahead of the season 19 结局. (Eric McCandless / ABC通过Getty Images)

Arthur Gunn opened up on his decision to leave ‘American Idol’ at the ‘last minute’ ahead of the season 19 结局. (Eric McCandless / ABC通过Getty Images)

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