BOCA RATON, Fla. - After performing in the national spotlight for weeks, on Thursday night, a Boca Raton teenager's time on the hit show, "American Idol" came to an end, despite all of the support he received from his many fans.
"You deserved to go through. They were just blinded by your amazingness. And, I know that won't be the last we hear of you," one fan tweeted in her support for the fiery red head.
Brett Loewenstern was cut as Idol narrowed its pool of 24 contestants to a lucky 13 finalists.
Ten of the finalists made it to the next round of the Fox reality show through online and phone votes from viewers. In a new twist, judges Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler picked six of those left out for a wild-card competition, choosing three of them to go forward after they auditioned with a song.
The three to benefit from the judges' extra chance were Ashthon Jones, 24, of Nashville; Naima Adedapo, 26, of Milwaukee; and Stefano Langone, 21, of Kent, Wash.
Although the Hollywood stage is minus its "Boca Brett", as his hometown fans call him, it's clear that this 16 year old Spanish River High School student is going places.
"The funniest thing is to see who he is off-stage, and then when he gets on stage, it's just someone who actually has like a super-power almost," said Richy Lala, a stand up comedian and host at Buddha's brewery in Boca. He's watched Loewenstern perform for two years now. He also coaches the teen who many call "Boca Brett," on performance.
So what's next for "Boca Brett"? Guess we'll all just have to wait and see... or hear.
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