Washington County singer moves from 'Idol' to idle
After a long, emotional and high-profile journey full of successes, local "American Idol" contestant Adam Brock has performed his last song for the Fox show.
On Thursday night's episode, Brock of Washington County didn't make the Top 10, out of 13 men and 12 women in the semifinals, based on more than 33 million viewer votes cast on Tuesday and Wednesday nights.
He still had a chance to advance via the wild card system, where judges Steven Tyler, Randy Jackson and Jennifer Lopez selected six contestants out of the 15 remaining to perform another song. But the judges chose other candidates.
Brock, 27, who calls himself "White Chocolate," handled the news graciously, as he congratulated the other contestants before exiting the stage.
Before the results were announced, as Brock anxiously stood on stage with other contestants, the judges asked him how he was feeling.
"You're excited, and you think, 'I hope I did a good enough job' -- and then you realize that everyone did a good job.
"Your feelings, they keep neutralizing each other," he said.
Brock lives in the city of Washington and is creative arts director at Central Assembly of God Church in Houston.