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American Idol's Arthur Gunn Abruptly Drops Out of Finale - See His Replacement

American Idol's Arthur Gunn Abruptly Drops Out of Finale - See His Replacement

American Idol fans were surprised to find out that Top 10 finalist Arthur Gunn was nowhere to be seen during the season finale.

The producers of the show previously announced that Arthur would be performing two songs alongside celebrity guest Sheryl Crow during the finale on Sunday (May 23), but he wasn’t at the show.

Here is the full list of performances that were announced ahead of the show.

When Sheryl took to the stage for a medley of “Every Day Is a Winding Road” and “If It Makes You Happy,” someone else was there with her.

Click inside to find out who replaced Arthur Gunn during the finale…

In Arthur’s absence, the show brought back…

Graham DeFranco on American Idol

Graham DeFranco!

Graham DeFranco, who made it to the Top 16 this season and continued to pop up in the audience on other episodes throughout the season, made a big return to the show.

It’s not clear why Arthur wasn’t at the show and nothing was explained on air. If you didn’t know, Arthur came in second place last year and he won the comeback competition that featured previous contestants trying to win a spot back on the show. He was eliminated after the Top 7 show this year.

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