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Wyatt Pike 2021 quot;Drops Outquot; of American Idol

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Wyatt Pike 2021 quot;Drops Outquot; of American Idol

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Mon, 12 Apr 2021 17:00:00 -0700

Just one day after making the Top 16 of American Idol , Park City resident Wyatt Pike dropped out of the competition

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Idol host Ryan Seacrest made the

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Pike listens to the American Idol judges’ feedback on Sunday night’s broadcast.
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Just one day after making the Top 16 of American Idol, Park City resident Wyatt Pike dropped out of the competition.

Idol host Ryan Seacrest made the announcement at the beginning of Monday night’s show on ABC.  “I have to tell you that finalist Wyatt Pike will not be competing in the competition.  He had to drop out.  But we wish him the very best.”  

The night before, 24 finalists were narrowed to 16 during a two hour broadcast.

Pike was the second-to-last contestant in his group to advance.

The judges complimented Pike’s performance of “Use Somebody” by Kings of Leon.

Katy Perry called him an “authentic singer songwriter” and implied he was a leader in the competition.

Luke Bryan said Pike was going to “be able to do music for the rest of his life.”  And Lionel Richie said Pike had a style the judges liked to watch and the 20-year old was on his “way to something big.”

As of late Monday evening, Pike has been silent about his departure from the show.  The last activity from Pike on social media was a post he made last Wednesday with pictures of the Park City area, saying “Something to feel this through: home.

Thankful for the rollercoaster I’m on today.” 

KPCW has tried to reach Pike and a publicist from American Idol who had helped facilitate interviews with Pike during the show, but has not received any reply.  Up until last year, Pike was a volunteer DJ at KPCW.  He spoke to KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher on The Local News Hour  on March 26th about his experience on American Idol. People magazine reports that an American Idol representative said “Wyatt could not continue due to personal reasons.”  

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It was a nail-biter evening for Wyatt Pike fans, but Sunday night on ABC’s “American Idol” host Ryan Seacrest announced Pike won enough votes to make it to the Top 16.

There were only two slots left when Pike’s name was announced.  The 20 year-old Park City singer jumped up and minutes later sang his version of “Use Somebody” by the group Kings of Leon.

Park City local Wyatt Pike made it into the top 16 of American Idol Sunday night.

He’ll find out if he’s in the top 12 Monday. 

Last week was the first time viewers could vote in for their favorite singer during the “All-Star Duets” performance. 

Pike sang with singer-songwriter Ben Rector.

Together, they performed Rector’s song “Brand New.” 

20-year-old Wyatt Pike’s skills were put to the test during his performance on American Idol Sunday, leaving voting to America for the first time this season.

This week is the first time viewers are able to vote for their favorite competitors on the singing competition.

The top 24 contestants were split up between two nights and paired up with a celebrity for a duet. 

Park City’s very own Wyatt Pike has made it to the top 24 of American Idol.

 

 

 

20-year-old Wyatt Pike has made it past another hurdle on the singing competition. 

This week’s theme was showstoppers, where contestants were able to perform for the judges for the first time with a full band accompaniment. 

64 contestants went into this week’s challenge and only 24 will continue onwards. 

Park City resident and former KPCW DJ Wyatt Pike continues his quest to be named America’s Idol as he competes in the next round of competition at 7 p.m.

Sunday night on ABC.

The performance will narrow down the contestants to the final 24. 

 

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Mon, 12 Apr 2021 17:00:00 -0700

Park City residents tuning in to “American Idol” Monday evening to see if their fellow Parkite Wyatt Pike made the top 12 in the singing competition were hit with a 

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Park City residents tuning in to “American Idol” Monday evening to see if their fellow Parkite Wyatt Pike made the top 12 in the singing competition were hit with a shock.

“Before we get to the results, I have to tell you that finalist Wyatt Pike will not be competing in the competition.

He had to drop out, but we wish him the very best,” said host Ryan Seacrest.

No explanation was given as to why Pike, who made it into the top 16 the night before, had to drop out.

Repeated attempts to reach Pike and “American Idol” were unsuccesful Monday night, but his fans took to Twitter to show their support.

“Are they really going to say @WyattPike just dropped out and not a reason why!!!!! He was my fav Pensive faceI hope he is okay and hope someone will sign him soon,” said a user with the handle @RBShabad, while user @SethJerebek said: “The people need to know why you dropped out of @AmericanIdol!! Let us know you are okay!”

Pike came into the reality music competition show six years after Parkite Austin Wolfe, now known as OSTON, reached the top 30 of season 16.

Pike won the hearts of judges Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan when he performed an original tune, “Best for You,” a song he wrote for his sister and the lead single off his album “Brand New Boy,” during his November audition in Ojai, California.

The audition aired on March 14, and turned Pike into a household name, which was proven when fans voted him into the top 16.

Pike’s top-16 placement was announced during Sunday night’s airing of “American Idol,” which was taped a week ago.

After Seacrest announced the Park City-based singer-songwriter as the seventh contestant to move up on Sunday, Pike, armed with his guitar, took the stage and performed a spirited take on Kings of Leon’s “Use Somebody” to the praise of judges Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan.

“I think you do have a little bit of an angle in this competition (in) that you’re an authentic singer-songwriter,” Perry said.

“I think whatever happens, you’re it.”

Bryan also gave his accolades with a more personal story.

“I remember one of the coolest things ever happened to me is the day I realized that I get to do music forever, under any circumstance,” he said.

“I’m telling you, Wyatt, you are going to be able to do music for the rest of your life.”

Richie agreed with Bryan about Pike’s musical future.

“You have a style on stage that we like to watch,” Richie said.

“And to watch you take that song and make it your song, you’re on your way to something big, my friend.”

Pike wasn’t the only one absent from Monday’s airing.

Judge Luke Bryan tested positive for COVID-19, and was resting at home, according to Seacrest.

Paula Abdul, one of the original “American Idol” judges, filled in for Bryan.

For information, visit americanidol.com

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No explanation was given during Monday evening’s episode as to why Pike, who made it into the top 16 the night before, departed from the competition.

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