American Idol fans stunned as frontrunner Wyatt Pike 'drops out' of competition unexpectedly & viewers 'demand answers'

AMERICAN Idol fans are stunned after frontrunner Wyatt Pike DROPPED OUT of the singing competition unexpectedly as fans now “demand answers.”

On Monday night’s live show joined by guest judge Paula Abdul, host Ryan Seacrest casually revealed the contestant shakeup but did not offer any further details of why Wyatt was no longer on the show. 

At the top of tonight’s drama-filled episode, Ryan, 46, made the shocking announcement before the Top 12 finalists performed. 

“Before we get to the results, I have to tell you that finalist Wyatt Pike will not be competing in the competition. 

“He had to drop out, but we wish him the very best,” the TV personality said – offering no other explanation. 

Wyatt, 20, has not responded to his sudden absence but last week, he posted a photo of his home in Park City, Utah. 

“Something to feel this through: home. Thankful for the rollercoaster I’m on today,” he captioned the snap that showed a snow-filled neighborhood. 

While many fans assumed this is a sign he already flew back to be with family, he commented on the post that he was “looking through pictures” while “still in Los Angeles.” 

Fans were both shocked and devastated by his departure as the finalist was highly favored to win the entire season. 

But many just wanted answers as the alarming announcement was moved on from so casually.  

"Wait I actually wanna know ab Wyatt before we move on,” one person pleaded.  

Another tweeted: “Wyatt did WHAT NOW?! And they explained it NOT AT ALL.”

“I can’t even focus on this damn show because IM SO UPSET ABOUT WYATT DROPPING OUT,” a third exclaimed. 

One more fired off: “Wait! You can’t just say “Wyatt dropped out” and that’s it. 

“That’s like my husband saying “so and so is having a baby” but then can’t answer any of my detailed questions!”

The news comes just one day after Wyatt gave his best rendition of the Kings Of Leon’s hit, Use Somebody.

All three judges sung his praises and said his “authenticity” was apparent in having “a blast” on stage. 

More to follow…

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