April 14, 1993 |
New Orleans, Louisiana
Taylor auditioned in Baton Rouge, singing "I'm Here". He performed the same song during the semifinals and made it to the top 10. During the top 10, 9, and 8 weeks, he was favored by judges and Jimmy Iovine (when compared to the other boys). He received the lowest amount of votes after his top 7 performance of "You Give Love a Bad Name" by Bon Jovi, and was sent home on April 4, 2013 after the judges decided against using their "Judges' Save" power.
Performances and results
|Episode||Theme||Song choice||Original artist||Order #||Result|
|Audition||Auditioner's choice||"I'm Here"||LaChanze||N/A||Advanced|
|Hollywood Round, part 1||A Capella||Not aired||N/A||Advanced|
|Hollywood Round, part 2||Group performance||"Some Kind of Wonderful"||Soul Brothers Six||N/A||Advanced|
|Hollywood Round, part 3||Solo||"Jar of Hearts"||Christina Perri||N/A||Advanced|
|Las Vegas Round||Personal choice||"This Time"||John Legend||8||Advanced|
|Top 20 (10 men)||Personal choice||"I'm Here"||LaChanze||5||Advanced|
|Top 10 reveal||Victory song||"Ready for Love"||India.Arie||2||N/A|
|Top 10||Music of the American Idols||"Flying Without Wings"||Westlife||9||Safe (7th)|
|Top 9||The Beatles||"Let It Be"||The Beatles||2||Safe|
|Top 8||Music of Motor City||Solo "My Cherie Amour"||Stevie Wonder||7||Bottom 31|
|Trio "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)"
with Lazaro Arbos and Devin Velez
|Top 7||Rock||Solo "You Give Love a Bad Name"||Bon Jovi||1||Eliminated|
|Duet "The Letter"
with Candice Glover
|The Box Tops||4|
- ^Note 1 When Ryan Seacrest announced the results for this particular night, Taylor was among the bottom three, but was declared safe first.
Taylor took part in the American Idols LIVE! Tour 2013 from July 19 and to August 31, 2013. He performed with Nicki Minaj on her song "Pills N Potion" at the 2014 BET Awards on June 29, 2014.http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/idol-worship/bet-awards-nicki-minaj-enlists-715665
- "'American Idol' Castoff Burnell Taylor Says 'My Job Here Is Done'". Retrieved 2013-04-05.
- "Burnell Taylor moves on to Hollywood on 'American Idol'". 2013-02-05. Retrieved 2013-03-16.
- Carlson, Erin. "'American Idol': Top 10 Revealed Amid Brutal Eliminations". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2013-03-07.