LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -
Savion Wright, of Jasper, did not advance into American Idol's top 16 live shows.
On Wednesday night, Wright was eliminated from the singing competition after making it to the top 12 boys.
He took to Facebook to write: "Once again I didn't make it. Again, I'm grateful for the experience and just like last year I'll learn from it… Thanks so much American Idol." He also congratulated his fellow competitors for advancing to the top 8.
Last week, the 22-year-old sang a rendition of Train's “Hey, Soul Sister” for America. He got mostly negative criticism from all three Idol judges.
Savion is the younger brother of Alfred Wright, whose body was found in a wooded area of Sabine County on Nov. 25, 2013.
This is the second time the East Texan entered into the competition. Wright was an early favorite in 2014, but was cut before the round of 30. Wright will not be able to re-audition for American Idol because he advanced to the top 16 this season.