Arthur Gunn talks (but not much) about his last-minute decision to drop the American Idol final.
Gunn was supposed to star alongside Sheryl Crow on Sunday night, but producers were forced to swap season 19 runner-up Graham DeFranco – who was only in the audience to support his pal Chayce Beckham – when Gunn did not shown.
Here’s Gunn’s long, vague explanation, posted on Instagram late Monday night:
“Well let’s just say I missed the opportunity to sing along with the legendary [Sheryl Crow]. What happened is not much to discuss at this point. I would like to invent and invite [Crow] to perform a few songs on July 30 at @thecotillion. It was a last minute decision, but I couldn’t help but say that there was no reason for certain morals and personal values due to unpleasant environmental experiences.
He continues, “You don’t have to say it, it is, so I felt like I had to move on, this isn’t the show to blame, they were. there long before, nor anyone related to the show. I am grateful for [American Idol] because gave me this platform and helped me reach all of you. sometimes things do happen and they do happen for some reason I guess. I’m upset as much as anything you could possibly get, and I’m sorry if I let anyone down, but I felt like all of these confrontations didn’t need to happen at the show, so I just had to move on, sometimes all we can do is move on !!! “
Gunn initially finished second in season 18, before returning to competition in season 19 and placing sixth / seventh (tied with Hunter Metts).
What’s your take on Gunn’s explanation? Press PLAY on the video below to watch Crow and DeFranco’s performance, then leave a comment with your thoughts.