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The ‘American Idol’ journey is over for Benton’s Garrett Jacobs.

Jacobs was eliminated from the competition Monday night after failing to receive enough votes from America and a saving vote from the celebrity judges (Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan) to continue in the competition. He finishes the show’s 16th season as a Top 14 contestant.

Jacobs performed Creedence Clearwater Revival’s ‘Have You Ever Seen the Rain‘ on Monday night’s live show. Luke Bryan said it was a good song choice. Katy Perry agreed, adding that this particular performance was the best he’s ever sounded on the show.

However, the performance wasn’t enough to save him.

Following his performance, Jacobs said it wasn’t the “ideal result” he was hoping for.

“I went out there and gave it my best,” he said on the show.

Jacobs captured the nation’s attention early on in the competition. He made it through the preliminary round of auditions, which aired in February, and secured a golden ticket to Hollywood by impressing the judges with his rendition of James Brown’s “It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World.”

Last week, Jacobs hit the stage with Colbie Caillat for their Top 24 All-Star Duets performance in front of a live audience. The duo sang a cover of “Lucky” by Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat.
Caillat called Jacobs “a natural.”

Jacobs, 18, is a senior at Benton High School and a worship team leader for the River Valley Church youth group in Bossier City. He has been honored by the Town of Benton, the Bossier City Council and the Bossier Parish School System for his stellar performance on the show.

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  1. He did great! Sorry this journey ended for him tonight–but that’s only a small bump in the road. He has a great voice & special smile. We will be hearing his name again in the music field soon!

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