American Idol contestant Wyatt Pike, 20, is quitting ‘for personal reasons’ after landing in the top 12

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American Idol contestant Wyatt Pike, 20, quits talent show ‘for personal reasons’ after landing in top 12

He made it to the last 12 of this season’s American Idol.

But at the start of Monday’s live show, Ryan Seacrest announced that contestant Wyatt Pike had left the talent show.

Last week, the 20-year-old had posted photos Instagram He said he was back home in Park City, Utah.

Departure: Wyatt Pike, 20, unexpectedly left American Idol 'for personal reasons' after being included in the top 12 talent show

Departure: Wyatt Pike, 20, unexpectedly left American Idol ‘for personal reasons’ after being included in the top 12 talent show

Sharing the news of Pike’s departure, Seacrest said, “Before we get to the results, I have to tell you that finalist Wyatt Pike will not be competing in the competition. He had to drop out, but we wish him all the best. ‘

Meanwhile, an American Idol representative told People, “Wyatt was unable to continue for personal reasons.”

No further details on the reason for his departure have been given by Pike himself, who has not posted to his Instagram as of last Wednesday.

Unexpected: Idol host Ryan Seacrest announced the news at the start of Monday's live episode, saying Pike had to `` drop out, but we wish him all the best. ''

Unexpected: Idol host Ryan Seacrest announced the news at the start of Monday's live episode, saying Pike had to `` drop out, but we wish him all the best. ''

Unexpected: Idol host Ryan Seacrest announced the news at the start of Monday’s live episode, saying Pike had to “ drop out, but we wish him all the best. ”

Promise: On the pre-recorded Sunday night episode of American Idol, Pike went from top 16 to top 12 after performing Kings of Leon's Use Somebody

Promise: On the pre-recorded Sunday night episode of American Idol, Pike went from top 16 to top 12 after performing Kings of Leon's Use Somebody

Promise: On the pre-recorded Sunday night episode of American Idol, Pike went from top 16 to top 12 after performing Kings of Leon’s Use Somebody

At home: Last week, Pike posted photos to Instagram sharing that he was back home in Park City, Utah.  He hasn't posted anything since then

At home: Last week, Pike posted photos to Instagram sharing that he was back home in Park City, Utah.  He hasn't posted anything since then

At home: Last week, Pike posted photos to Instagram sharing that he was back home in Park City, Utah. He hasn’t posted anything since then

Monday was the first live show in the current season.

Sunday night’s pre-recorded episode showed Pike moving from the top 16 to the top 12.

He had performed his own version of Kings of Leon’s Use Somebody, which received rave reviews from the judges.

Talented: Pike, pictured with Seacrest on Sunday's episode, received rave reviews from the judges

Talented: Pike, pictured with Seacrest on Sunday's episode, received rave reviews from the judges

Talented: Pike, pictured with Seacrest on Sunday’s episode, received rave reviews from the judges

“I think in this game you kind of get the impression that you’re an authentic singer-songwriter,” Katy Perry told Pike.

“I think no matter what happens, it’s you,” she added.

Luke Bryan said that Pike could “be making music for the rest of his life,” while Lionel Richie thought the young man was “on his way to something big.”

Praise: “I think you have a bit of an angle in this competition that you’re an authentic singer-songwriter,” Katy Perry told Pike. ‘I think no matter what happens it’s you’

Luke Bryan said Pike could 'make music for the rest of his life'

Luke Bryan said Pike could 'make music for the rest of his life'

Lionel Richie thought Pike was headed for something big

Lionel Richie thought Pike was headed for something big

Thumbs Up: Luke Bryan said Pike could ‘make music for the rest of his life’, while Lionel Richie thought the young man was ‘on his way to something big’

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