David Osmond Blames Laryngitis For Idol Boot

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You’d think David Osmond‘s lifetime of singing with his brothers would have made him a shoo-in for American Idol‘s Top 12, but the Osmonds Second Generation singer failed to make it past Hollywood week. To add insult to injury, the producers didn’t even show his final performance! Osmond took to his blog today to explain to fans why he got kicked off Idol so quickly. Turns out he came down with a bug.

We were group number 26 out of 28 to perform, so we didn’t take the stage until about 10 o’clock that night. It wasn’t until around lunch that the freaky thing started to happen—something that has never happened to be before in my career—I lost my voice! Not just kind of… or halfway… but full-blown laryngitis… GONE!

From midday on, I felt my voice just start slipping and slipping away, and I couldn’t do a thing about it. I didn’t feel sick at all, my voice just stopped working. It was so weird. I couldn’t even get a tone out.

I put the game face on, I danced, I tried to sing, and I was without a doubt, absolutely atrociously terrible. Ha! In fact, I sounded like the world’s WORST singer! Hey, it is what it is…The judges even asked me, “Dude what happened dawg!?” I explained that I was fighting laryngitis, but I don’t make any excuses. I was in Hollywood to sing, and asked for exactly that opportunity… to sing for them the way I knew I could. But in my gut I knew it was inevitable.

After the judges deliberated and our group was asked to go back on stage, they simply said, “Sorry David, it’s the end of the road for ya.” That was it. No explanation or drawn out dramatics. Just a simple finish.

I thanked them for the great experiences I had, went up and gave Randy a hug, and then walked off with the 2 others in my group to wish them well. I don’t know what happened to them, but I hope only the best. There were some great talents down in Hollywood and I was just happy to be a part of the whole thing.

Don’t feel too bad for David. He’s already recording new songs and the Osmonds Second Generation will continue to tour and perform. Maybe one of the kazillion kids in the Osmond clan can try out next year and avenge his abrupt departure! Or just rent a bus and bring all of them down.

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