MacKenzie Bourg, a Lafayette, Louisiana, native reached the final four of the reality singing competition “American Idol” on FOX, but was eliminated on Thursday night’s episode, The Advocate reports.
“This show has really changed my life. Just so many people love — not just my music — but me as a person and want to support me,” Bourg said in a recorded farewell video, according to The Advocate. “It really means a lot to me.”
The singer visited his hometown last week and performed a few songs from the show for fans.