‘Idol’: Ben Briley’s Elimination Least Shocking So Far!

The 24-year-old abandoned his country/rock roots on Wednesday by taking on an Elton John classic.


Ben Briley is on his way back home to Tennessee this week. (Photo Credit: FOX)

Ben Briley is on his way back home to Tennessee this week. (Photo Credit: FOX)

America got it right.

Not surprisingly, Ben Briley was booted from Season 13 at the conclusion of Thursday night’s results show. The 24-year-old essentially bought his ticket back home to Gallatin, Tennessee, as he abandoned his country/rock roots on Wednesday night by taking on “Bennie and the Jets.”

His cover of the Elton John hit was undoubtedly the weirdest performance in the live shows thus far this season, and the judges collectively agreed that the song choice was confusing.

“You were so country last week and this week it’s Elton John,” said Jennifer Lopez on Wednesday. “It’s – I don’t know, I’m trying to figure it out.”

Also falling in the Bottom 3 in this week’s votes was Majesty Rose York, whose take on “Let It Go” by Idina Menzel was perhaps the next strangest performance behind Ben. (Sam Woolf rounded out the Bottom 3).

Majesty and Ben were the two lowest vote-getters this week, as host Ryan Seacrest pointed out that the two hopefuls were only separated by 0.07 percent of the overall vote.

(The only somewhat-stunning result this week was that M.K. Nobilette did not land in the Bottom 3 for the first time this season.)

The Top 10 will perform next Wednesday for two hours at 8pm/7 central.

Did you expect Ben Briley to go home this week? Do you think someone else should have been eliminated? Let us know in the comments below.

Chris Mannings

Chris Mannings

Reporter at TheTVPage.com
Christopher Mannings is a Mass Communications major at the University of West Georgia, with a subconcentration in Convergence Journalism. Since 2012, he has covered reality competition shows, such as AMERICAN IDOL, AMERICA’S GOT TALENT, and THE VOICE, for agtnews.com and singersandcritics.com.
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