Former contestant blasts ‘American Idol’

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“American Idol” Season 10 contestant Jacob Lusk has come out of the competition show and is now the lead singer of the band Gabriels. The star is now opening up about how he was treated behind the scenes on American Idol.

Lusk was a competitor in the show’s 10th season in 2011, eventually almost making it to the finale and placing fifth.

Gabriels is a band that mixes secular gospel sounds and pop sounds, according to NME. The outlet also reports that Elton John praised the band’s 2020 single, calling it “one of the most groundbreaking records I’ve heard in the last 10 years.”


Lusk says that “American Idol” introduced “gay bashing.”

in a (n bbc interview, Lusk opened up about his time on American Idol.

“It was a lot of manipulation,” he said of the show. “There was a lot of gay bashing going on behind the scenes. Oh, it was treacherous.”

He said that throughout the show he wasn’t sure “who I was,” which he says made it harder for producers to portray him in a certain light.

“I wasn’t gay enough, I wasn’t straight enough, I wasn’t male enough, I wasn’t black enough,” he told the outlet. “It was confusing for some.”

The singer also shared that once he was eliminated, he would not be able to go back and watch videos.

“I literally thought I couldn’t sing,” he said. “It was upsetting.”


Former ‘American Idol’ finalist Sanjaya previously slammed the show

Sanjaya, who starred in Season 6 of American Idol, says he always felt like the butt of the joke whenever he was on the show, he revealed in an interview with insider.

The singer revealed he’s been asked to return to the show for season 20 in 2022, but wanted to set some ground rules before flying to the show.

“I’m totally devastated,” says Sanjaya, telling the American Idol producers when they called to ask if he was coming back. “I just want to say one thing: every time I’ve gone on ‘American Idol,’ I’ve been the butt of the joke. When I come back it would be really great if I could present myself as an artist, not as a reality TV joke.”

He said they called him later to say his flight was “too expensive” for the show.

Sanjaya told Insider, “I think borders are expensive.”

The singer also said in the interview that he felt the producers were only aiming for certain edits, saying he believed everything was “made up” and “calculated.”

According to insiders, Sanjaya was featured on the “Vote for the Worst” website, which Howard Stern had his audience vote on. According to the insider, it was supposed to “ruin the show.”

After his Wikipedia Page, the singer is “commonly parodied” in popular culture.

The disappointment doesn’t stop there. Season 13 winner Caleb Johnson spoke to Insider about his time on American Idol and why he was actually “really pissed” that he won his season.

The debut single was written by Justin Hawkins and is titled “As Long as You Love Me”.

“I knew in fact that if you win you have to sing the song, and the song was just absolute crap,” Johnson told the outlet. “Like it’s just the worst song ever.”

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