Her journey ends here. Former 90 Day Fiancé star Evelyn Cormier ended her streak on season 17 of ABC’s hit singing competition series, American Idol. The 19-year-old proved all of her haters wrong by advancing all the way to the Top 14, but she was sent home after being voted off during the Top 10 reveal episode that aired on Tuesday, April 15. In an amazing display of sportsmanship, Evelyn gave the audience one last stunning performance of Kansas’ 1977 classic song “Dust in the Wind” before bowing out of the competition.
Shortly after the episode aired, the singer/songwriter took to her Instagram page to share a heartfelt message to her fans, thanking them for their support during her American Idol run, and she also reflected on her time spent on the show.
“I feel the judges made the right choice last night. Idol was never for me — I was blessed to be there for as long as I was,” Evelyn wrote in a caption on Instagram. “Last night I faltered under the stress, pressure and emotions of it all and my performance suffered whereas others used it to propel them to an amazing performance!”
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Guys, thank you so much for your kind words of encouragement! It’s never easy to face rejection but being in a competition of this caliber—it’s inevitable. I thank you all for following my Idol journey—it’s been fun, stressful and amazing! Thank you to @americanidol and @katyperry @lukebryan and @lionelrichie for believing in me—your words will stay with me forever. God bless you all and thank you again for your support!!
But even though she admitted that the competition was stressful, her experience on the show is not going to stop her from continuing to pursue her dream as a singer. She revealed that she is back to work writing and recording music for her upcoming album, and she is grateful for the exposure that she gained from the show.
“This was an amazing opportunity that put me in a position to be seen and heard by many important people in the music business. I am thankful and fully believe that God opens doors that no one can close, and closes doors no one can open. I have much to be thankful for and to look forward to!” Evelyn added.
In an exclusive interview with In Touch, Evelyn previously revealed that she never thought to audition for the singing competition show because she felt that she wasn’t what they were looking for in a singer. “People told me my whole life that I should audition for American Idol. I never thought that it was my path — that I did not have a conventional singing voice and that there wasn’t a place for me there,” Evelyn exclusively told In Touch. She ended up being contacted by a casting producer who asked her to audition for the series, and the rest is history.