NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - New Orleans' Quentin Alexander was eliminated from "American Idol" Wednesday night, one week after a tense verbal exchange with one of the judges.
Alexander, a McDonogh 35 graduate, wowed the audience and judges with his unique flair early on.
This week's theme was "Arena Anthems" and Alexander stepped up. He performed The Machines "Shake it Out" and The Doors' "Light My Fire."
Alexander was in the bottom two, along with Rayvon Owen, but two performances and a Twitter vote were not enough to save him.
His elimination follows a controversial argument with Judge Harry Connick Jr.
After fellow New Orleans resident Joey Cook, a Virginia native who recently moved to the Crescent City, was eliminated last week, Alexander voiced his disapproval.
"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.