‘They Didn’t Show Me Begging’: Alyssa Raghu Calls ‘American Idol’ Edits Labeled ‘Sham’

Santa Barbara, California: ‘American Idol’ Season 22 contestant Alyssa Raghu seems not happy with the editing of her performance in the audition round. The singer originally did not audition for the show. But she ended the audition by taking the stage to support her BFF Julia Davo.

Fans immediately began labeling Alyssa a “sham” for jeopardizing her friend’s performance. One user commented, “She used her ‘friend’ to get into an audition. Counted. She’s already on the show. I’d rather see Julia. Stop making the process a sham.” Another commented, “Wow. With friends like that, who needs enemies???”

Another commented, ‘Way to steal your friends thunder… wow.’ Another hopeful, “I hope Karma shuts Raghu up. That was so secretive and low. Thank you for not, Katy.” Another claimed, “What a “best friend”. I feel sorry for Julia.”

“That was so weird lmao I feel bad for the girl like how do you ask to be on the show again when your friend says no,” commented another.

Addressing the edits, Alyssa wrote on her Instagram after the episode aired, “Definitely a bittersweet moment. What they didn’t show was Julia constantly begging to come on the show with me, but unfortunately, the judges said no.”

He also thanked the ABC show for giving him the opportunity to appear on the show. “Growing up on this show is something special to my heart, I want to thank the @americanidol family for teaching me so much throughout the years,” Alyssa wrote.

Alyssa Raghu Calls 'American Idol' Season 22 Edit (ABC)
Alyssa Raghu Edits ‘American Idol’ Season 22 (Instagram/@alyssaraghu)

‘American Idol’ Season 22: Has Alyssa Raghu Got The Golden Ticket?

Alyssa was rejected from ‘American Idol’ when she auditioned at the age of 15. Returning to the show at the age of 21, Alyssa wanted the judges to consider her. But, Katy Perry didn’t want to give him another chance.

He said, “I think you can go. Do I think you can win it? No, personally. Because if you were to go on Idol one more time, I would know beyond a shadow of a doubt that you would.” Katy added, “It’s a no for me.”

Thankfully, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie end up saying yes to Alyssa, advancing her to Hollywood Week.

Katy Perry Says No to 'American Idol' Season 22 Contestant Alyssa Raghu (ABC)
Katy Perry Says No to ‘American Idol’ Season 22 Contestant Alyssa Raghu (ABC)

‘American Idol’ Season 22 Contestant Alyssa Raghu Apologizes To BFF Julia DaVo After Stealing Her Spot

As Alyssa pleaded with the judges to give her another chance, she thanked the judges for giving her another chance. Luke advises Julia to be around her BFF and learn from her.

Julia replied, “If I was on the show with him, I could learn.” Alyssa got tickets to Hollywood Week but not Julia. As the two exited the stage, Alyssa said to her best friend, “You wanna throw up?

Instead of hitting Alyssa, Julia hugged her friend and said, “You deserved it.”

Alyssa Raghu Slams Her BFF For Imprinting 'American Idol' Season 22 (ABC)
Alyssa Raghu Slams Her BFF For Imprinting ‘American Idol’ Season 22 (ABC)

‘American Idol’ Season 22 airs Sundays at 8 pm ET/PT on ABC.

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