Monday marked the ABC show’s first night of live shows in which the Top 16 were supposed to be vying for a spot in the Top 12. At the top of the show, however, it was announced that Wyatt had dropped out of the competition for unspecified personal reasons. This left only 15 singers competing for the coveted spots.
In a pre-taped episode on Sunday, Wyatt had a blast singing Kings of Leon’s “Use Somebody” song with his guitar.
“I really believe in you, I think whatever happens, you’re it!” judge Katy Perry told Wyatt following the performance.
Judge Lionel Richie told the singer-songwriter that he was on his way “to something big.”
Wyatt has not commented on his exit on social media, but he did share photos from his hometown of Park City, Utah, on Instagram five days ago, writing, “Something to feel this through: home. Thankful for the rollercoaster I’m on today. ?.”