American Idol Gives Back Tim Urban

American Idol Gives Back week may have all about inspiration and the spirit of giving, but contestant Tim Urban failed to inspire and was given no charity at elimination time Wednesday night. The American Idol contestant much of America loved to hate, the poster boy, Tim Urban, has finally left the building.

Tim Urban leaves 'American Idol' (FOX)
Tim Urban leaves 'American Idol' (FOX)

Now that Tim Urban has finally gotten the boot from American Idol, we’re actually feeling a bit lousy about it. We’ve bashed Urban all season and cowered in mock horror when he took the stage. We never felt he had a good enough voice or the ‘it’ factor to be a success in the music business. Or shouldn’t anyway – this is American after all, where people like Miley Cyrus are famous and rich despite an endless lack of any real talent.

On the other hand, Tim Urban is just a 20-year-old guy who has a dream to be a singer. All season long, he’s had to endure people like us telling him how much he sucks. The judges have crushed him on a weekly basis and knowing you’re the lead contender of the crowd has to be kind of soul-crushing.

Most of us out there have had our dreams crumpled into little wads of nothingness at some point or another. It’s not a nice feeling to be told the one thing we really want and love to do is something we aren’t necessarily very good at.

So even though we think Tim Urban deserved to be voted off long ago, we still can’t help but feel bad for the guy. Go forth young man and enjoy knowing that you do have quite a few genuine – and vocal – fans out there.

And if the music thing doesn’t work out for you, might we suggest, perhaps, modeling? We may think your vocal skills don’t quite make the grade, but we’re not going to argue about your cuteness factor!

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