Heejun Han learned his time was up on “American Idol” this week after he didn’t manage to gather enough votes to beat out the other contestants. While most contestants who’ve been sent home in the past act gracefully, Han appeared as a man scorned with his comments about the show.
While he said nothing about this while he was still in the running on “American Idol” he decided once he was eliminated to speak out about Diddy’s actions while mentoring the singers. In an interview following the show Han said, “Diddy was kind of drunk when we were having our mentor session,” according to Radaronline. He didn’t elaborate on what brought him to that conclusion.
He had nothing but praise for Stevie Nicks, who also mentored the singers this season, but he threw Diddy under the bus. If Han was disturbed by Diddy being “kind of drunk” the time to speak up was when it happened. Bringing this up on an exit interview might be considered a bit spiteful.
Han’s rendition of “A Song for You,” made famous by Leon Russell didn’t bring him up to par with the votes, despite the “American Idol” judges enthusiastic reviews of his performance.
Revealing Diddy’s drinking wasn’t enough, as Han said his days of watching “American Idol” are over and his new show to watch is “The Voice.” As far as rooting for his fellow contestants to win, the singer said he’s not rooting for anyone to win.
Someone has to go home each week, that’s how the show works. It has to be heartbreaking when you come this close and have the rug pulled out from under you. The judges didn’t opt to use their “save” on Han, which would have negated his loss and kept him in the running, according to CBS News.
This speaks to their thoughts on Han’s ability to take it all the way to the finish line and win. In the past if the judges believed that the contestant has the possibility to win they will usually use this one per season trump card.
Reference: Radaronline, CBS News