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Judge’s favorite ‘idol’ contestant says he’s considering leaving music cinema

Days after “American Idol” judge Luke Bryan named him the most talented musician he’s ever seen perform on the show, Alejandro Aranda – known to many fans as scarypoolparty – revealed that he is considering quitting the music industry. Here’s the latest…

Reality TV competition judges usually tiptoe around requests to name their favorite contestants, just as parents refuse to name their favorite child. But country star Luke Bryan, soon to return to the “American Idol” jury table for his sixth year, recently revealed the contestant who most stands out in his mind as the most talented he’s ever seen.

On September 3, 2022, Bryan sat down for an hour-long interview in Las Vegas on the Full Send podcast hosted by the group of popular YouTubers known as NELK. When co-host Kyle Forgeard asked him to name the “greatest talent” of the past five seasons, Bryan answered honestly.

“You know, I’d say… the person who most suited me in terms of talent was Alejandro Aranda,” he said. “I don’t know if you’ve seen it, but he’s the guy who really plays the guitar. He plays guitar and piano as well as anyone in the world. And he’s doing it in a style that — he’s almost created his own genre. It’s like savant stuff.”

Aranda came in second in Season 17, finishing behind winner Laine Hardy, astonishing judges and viewers with his unique skills, including his quick guitar pick. Aranda’s first studio album, “Exit Form”, was released in November 2019, following his “American Idol” run. The album peaked at number 6 on the US charts. He has since released several other albums, but none that performed as well as his first.

But Aranda’s unconventional approach and struggles with anxiety have made it difficult to make it big in the music industry, leading the 28-year-old Californian to consider quitting altogether.

In a now removed, in the middle of the night tweet on September 15, which he also shared on his Instagram Stories, Aranda wrote: “Sometimes I feel like my opportunity to be a full-time musician/artist is fading. maybe it’s time to rethink music career. Maybe go to the culinary school Or try opening a coffee shop! Who knows!! It’s legitimate to have thoughts late at night.”

Before it was taken down, fans flooded the tweet with support, begging Aranda not to give up. The talented musician has nearly a million followers on social media, where he regularly shares snippets of songs he’s working on as well as funny tunes, such as a recent tribute to McDonald’s on TikTok.

Aranda has also been very candid with his fans about his issues with depression and anxiety, which has led him to cancel a number of concert dates. In April 2022, he wrote in a since-deleted Instagram post: “I’ve been super stressed out lately and my anxiety has really taken control of my mental health. But trying hard to keep it together and keep a healthy outlook on everything. only send positive vibes.”

Days after that post, he went to play the Shaky Knees Festival in Atlanta, Georgia and thanked fans for showing love when he expressed how bad he felt. The gifted artist wrote candidly: “I lost feeling in my legs. Had about 7 panic attacks. Crying a lot… But I got on the plane and reached Atlanta. Grateful for all the homies who sent such sweet messages and love.”

In July, fans were overjoyed when he overcame his fear of flying to do a European concert tour, which he ended up loving. After playing a show in London on July 11, Aranda posted a series of Instagram photos, writing: “London…Wow waited 3 years for this moment. And it was absolutely AMAZING. Thank you to everyone who came out. I felt so at home. Thank you, thank you, thank you”

Aranda probably won’t be leaving the company anytime soon as he has quite a few tour dates planned in the US this fall. On September 14, he also asked fans via Twitter to help him build a new song called “Pieces.”

In January, Rolling Stone Magazine featured Aranda for his musical innovation.

“Every once in a while an artist comes along who appears to appear fully formed in the mainstream, with a style that is at once recognizable but also completely unique,” the magazine said. “Alejandro Aranda, who records under the name Scarypoolparty, is one such artist.”

“If I had to describe my sound, it’s almost like I’m in a state of peace, but also with a noticeable fear coming up,” he told the magazine. “Like a beach on a cloudy day – maybe the sun comes through and maybe it doesn’t.”

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