Congratulations are in order for Belmont Sophomore Walker Burroughs. The music education major made it into the selective group of Top 8 contestants on “American Idol” before being eliminated on Sunday’s show.
On the show’s Queen themed episode Burroughs performed the hit song “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” after working with “American Idol” runner-up Adam Lambert.
Later in the show, Burroughs took the stage with fellow contestant Alejandro Aranda to perform Simon & Garfunkel’s “Mrs. Robinson” which earned them praises from the judges. Judge Luke Bryan noted the two performer’s abilities to switch between guitar and piano, calling them the “savants of the group.”
The night concluded with contestants being narrowed down to the Top 6, and Burroughs being eliminated. After the show, in an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Burroughs talked about how thankful he was to have made it as far as he did.
“I’m really really grateful to have gotten to where I got,” said Burroughs. “I just genuinely get to feel so proud and successful of how far I made it.”