Contestant storms 'American Idol' judges' table to face off with Harry Connick Jr.

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Harry Connick Jr. had a cringe-worthy moment on Wednesday's American Idol, and he's not even the one competing!

Contestant Quentin Alexander stormed the judges' table to clarify his comments about a "wack" elimination process.

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"This sucks," he said. "My best friend is sitting over there...this whole thing is wack. But I'm gonna shut up now."

Connick Jr. found Alexander's attitude "disrespectful."

"If it's wack, you can always go home," 47-year-old judge said, clearly bothered. "Idol is paying a lot of money to give you this experience and for you to say that to the hand that's feeding you right now is highly disrespectful."

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That's when Alexander stepped right up to Connick Jr. "When I was saying this is wack, I wasn't saying this (gestures to the whole stage) is wack," he said. "That is wack (pointing to his friends in the bottom two)."

Not backing down, the judge replied, "What's wack? It's a competition."


One thing's for sure, "wack" was said way too many times.

Alexander continued to clarify, "For my personal feelings, it sucks to see two people who I've grown to love go home. That's what I mean is wack. I'm not disrespecting this competition."

Connick Jr. then conceded, saying, "That wasn't clear."

Not backing down, the 21-year-old contestant bit back, "I'm glad I got to clarify it for you."

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After all that, Alexander's friend Joey Cook still went home.

To be fair, Connick Jr. seemed to have it out for the Idol contestant before this face-off even began. After Alexander performed a rendition of Lenny Kravitz's "Are You Gonna Go My Way," the judge said he found the performance unoriginal and felt the band was overshadowing Alexander's vocals.

Whose side are you on? Stand by your man in the comments and tweet #ETnow.

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