Micah Johnson Among Shocking American Idol Hollywood Week Eliminations (VIDEO)

(Daily Motion)

By Shari Weiss


(Daily Motion)

Micah Johnson’s “American Idol” journey came to a surprising end on Thursday.

The contestant, who miraculously sings flawlessly despite having a serious speech impediment from a medical procedure gone wrong — was among the early front-runners eliminated after Hollywood Week’s solo performances.

Matheus Fernandes was also emotionally sent home, shortly after Nicki Minaj accused him of seeking a “pity party” because his growth is stunted.

But other faves, such as stutterer Lazaro Arbos and Burnell Taylor, who brought Mariah Carey to tears during his first audition, survived the cuts — for now.

With 28 guys left, eight must still be eliminated to make a Top 20.

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