NOLA resident Joey Cook eliminated from 'American Idol'

NOLA resident Joey Cook eliminated from 'American Idol'

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - It's the end of the road for New Orleans resident Joey Cook.

Cook was eliminated from "American Idol" on Wednesday night, but not without a bit of controversy.

Quentin Alexander, a McDonogh 35 Senior High School alum, made the cut. He advanced to the top six. However, both Cook and Rayvon Owen were the bottom contestants on Wednesday night.

Alexander voiced his disapproval, leading to a live disagreement between Alexander and judge Harry Connick Jr.

"We have two of the best vocalists [in the bottom two]. My best friend is sitting over there," said Alexander after hearing the bottom two contestants. "This whole thing is whack, but I'm going to shut up right now."

"Well if this is so whack then you can go home because Idol is paying a lot of money to give you this experience," Connick retorted. "And for you to say that to the hand that is feeding you right now is highly disrespectful."

Alexander was quick to clarify.

"From my personal feeling, it sucks to see two people who I've grown to love go home. That's what I mean by it being whack," he said.

In the end, Cook was eliminated from the competition. Cook, a Virginia native living in New Orleans, initially won judges over with her quirky style. Armed with her signature ukulele, Cook performed "Somebody to Love" by Jefferson Airplane for her final performance.

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