This Thursday on "American Idol," C.J. Harris went home in sixth place. This was not an upset. It was hardly controversial. (The only controversy, really, was that Jessica Meuse was in the bottom two again, after having a really good night on Wednesday and even singing in the "pimp spot.") Basically, this was the correct and expected decision by America.
But just because it was an anticlimactic results show doesn't mean it was an unemotional one. C.J.'s exit was perhaps the teariest of Season 13, and the sweetest.
"A class act," Ryan Seacrest declared, as C.J. stepped away in the middle of his own farewell video package to go thank Rickey Minor's house band. Then C.J. joined Rickey and company for his swan-song rendition of the Marshall Tucker Band's "Can't You See," and it was better than either his rock or country performances from the night before. If C.J. had done something like "Can't You See" on Wednesday, it probably wouldn't have made much difference — this was just his time toRead More »from 'American Idol' Top 6 Results: See Ya, C.J.