Burnell Taylor

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Burnell Taylor
Born (1993-04-14) April 14, 1993 (age 26)
New Orleans, Louisiana
Genres R&B, pop
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Singing
Years active 2013–present

Burnell Taylor (born April 14, 1993) is an American singer, who came in seventh place on the twelfth season of American Idol.[1]

Early life

Burnell Taylor was born on April 14, 1993, in from New Orleans, Louisiana. Taylor graduated from Sarah T. Reed High School in 2011. He and his family were survivors of Hurricane Katrina.[2]

American Idol

Taylor auditioned in Baton Rouge, singing "I'm Here". He performed the same song during the semifinals and made it to the top 10.[3] 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.[1]

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
Four Tops 10
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. [4]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "'American Idol' Castoff Burnell Taylor Says 'My Job Here Is Done'". Retrieved 2013-04-05.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Burnell Taylor moves on to Hollywood on 'American Idol'". 2013-02-05. Retrieved 2013-03-16.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Carlson, Erin. "'American Idol': Top 10 Revealed Amid Brutal Eliminations". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2013-03-07.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. https://www.yahoo.com/music/bp/ex--idol--contestant-burnell-taylor-joins-nicki-minaj-onstage-at-the-bet-awards-065909180.html

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