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What happened to Arthur Gunn from American Idol? Update on absent singer

American Idol concluded last night (23rd May 2021) and one singer was noticeably absent from the contestant line-up. Now fans are asking what happened to Arthur Gunn?

Arthur Gunn was eliminated in this year’s 3rd week of American Idol after performing the Coldplay song ‘In My Place’.

He was poised to return to American Idol among performers to close the season finale. He was set to sing alongside Sheryl Crow but was found to be absent. Fans are wondering what happened to him.

So, what happened to Arthur Gunn?

What happened to Arthur Gunn?

  • There has been no confirmation at the time of writing as to why Gunn was absent but just that at the show is when judges realised he wouldn’t be present or performing.

As a result of his absence, they asked former contestant Graham Defranco who was present to perform with Sheryl Crow and take Gunn’s place on stage.

Judge Luke Bryan said, “He was there to support Chayce, and we’re pulling him out of the crowd going, ‘You’re gonna sing with Sheryl Crow.’ And he’s like, ‘Hell yeah!'”.

Not even the judges know at this time why Gunn was not present but many fans were hoping to see him return to the stage after his elimination.

The winner of American Idol season 19 is crowned

The top 3 finalists performed on last nights finale of American Idol Season 19. Grace performed “All By Myself” by Celine Dione, followed by Willie covering a rendition of Ray Charles’ “Georgia On My Mind” and finally Chayce sang “Blackbird” by the Beatles.

Before the winner was crowned Fall Out Boy joined the stage for a performance as well as stars such as Chaka Khan, Leona Lewis and finally Sheryl Crow.

After many more performances, Chayce Beckham was revealed to be this year’s winner of American Idol.

Arthur Gunn personal life revealed

Dibesh Pokharel, better known by his stage name ‘Arthur Gunn’ is a Nepali-American singer-songwriter. He was born on 24th October 1997 in Kathmandu, Nepal. He has four sisters and began singing at an early age.

In his late teenage years, he migrated to America and busked across various parts of the U.S. in 2019 he submitted his audition for American Idol season 18 and was shown among contestants featured in 2020. He later returned this year for season 19.

He has a total of four albums between 2018-2021 and can be followed on his official Instagram below:

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