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Arthur Gunn Breaks Silence on ‘American Idol’ Finale No-Show

After dropping out of the “American Idol” finale at the last minute, Arthur Gunn has spoken out about his decision to leave the show. Gunn was set to perform with Sheryl Crow on Sunday’s finale, but after the “Idol” contestant allegedly refused to come out of his trailer five minutes before the show, producers were forced to swap in Season 19 finalist Graham DeFranco, who was sitting in the audience.
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American Idol Contestant Arthur Gunn Dedicates ‘Simple Man’ Performance For Mom

American Idol celebrated Mother’s Day earlier this month with a poignant and moving episode. Arthur Gunn took on Lynyrd Skynyrd’s classic hit “Simple Man” and dedicated it to “all the moms out there.” With his signature vocals, he definitely did the song justice and added his own flavor to it too. Watch his powerful performance below.
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American Idol's Arthur Gunn Reveals Why He Skipped Out On Performing In The Finale

American Idol’s long history has been filled with surprises since the series began. But the mysterious absence of Season 18 contestant Arthur Gunn from the recent Season 19 finale served as one of the biggest ones of the past year. Weeks after his already surprising elimination, Gunn's unexplained absence left viewers and judges puzzled, considering the fan-favorite musician had been heavily promoted for the finale. The day after the big episode, the two-time American Idol hopeful finally revealed why he skipped out on performing alongside Sheryl Crow.
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‘American Idol’s Arthur Gunn Breaks Silence On Why He Unexpectedly Dropped Out Of Finale At Last Minute

Arthur Gunn released a statement about his ‘personal morals and values’ after being noticeably absent from ‘American Idol’ during its finale on May 23. Arthur Gunn, 23, is speaking out after he made headlines for not being a part of the highly anticipated American Idol finale on May 23. The contestant took to Instagram to share a photo of an inspiring quote along with a lengthy caption that gave a somewhat vague reason for his unexpected departure from the televised competition. Although he didn’t go into specifics, he did admit it had to do with “morals” and “values” as he also stated his disappointment in not singing with Sheryl Crow, who was set to take the stage with him on the show.

Arthur Gunn Says 'Personal Morals and Values' Caused Him to Miss 'American Idol' Finale

Amid the celebration and coronation that took place on Sunday night's American Idol season 19 finale, one truly strange moment stood out. After announcing that 2020 No. 2 finisher Arthur Gunn -- who was brought back in a controversial move in which some of last year's at-home pandemic singers were given one more shot -- was slated to perform a duet with Sheryl Crow, the pensive singer was nowhere to be found.
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American Idol's Arthur Gunn cited his "personal morals" and "unpleasant environmental experiences" for not appearing in the season finale

Gunn addressed his absence (he was supposed to perform Sunday with Sheryl Crow) in an Instagram post. "Well, let's just say I missed my opportunity to sing with legendary @sherylcrow," Gunn wrote. "What happened is not much to discuss at this point. It was last minute decision but I couldn't help but say no cause of some personal morals and values due to unpleasant environmental experiences. It's not necessary to state it, it is what it is, so I felt like I had to move on."

Arthur Gunn a No-show For His Duet With Sheryl Crow On American Idol Finale

Arthur Gunn as you might know was season 18 runner-up on American Idol and a big favorite not just amongst classic rock fans, but a fan favorite overall. It was a little bit disappointing that he didn’t show up to the American Idol finale this year, as it seems he was going to perform. But he explains why he wasn’t able to in an Instagram post on his account.

'American Idol' Contestant Arthur Gunn Reveals Why He Dropped out of Finale Performance With Sheryl Crow

Sunday night's American Idol grand finale featured more than just one headline-making moment. As the ABC singing competition crowned its Season 19 winner, one person was notably absent from the season finale. Season 18 finalist and Season 19 return competitor Arthur Gunn was absent for his scheduled duet performance with Sheryl Crow, and now he is speaking out about his reason for abruptly dropping out.