Merokean Robbie Rosen will return home after not making the top 10 on FOX's hit show, American Idol.
Even though he is coming home, the community has embraced Rosen and rooted for him as he continued to get further and further into the Idol contest. Even though Long Island and Merrick were pulling for him, Rosen knew that there was an abundance of support for him at Calhoun.
When asked by Idol host Ryan Seacrest what he thought his fellow classmates thought about what he was doing in Hollywood, and Rosen hit the nail on the head with his answer.
"They've known that this has been my dream forever. I've always been involved I just think that they are so happy for me just doing what I love and fufilling my dream," Rosen said.
Judge Randy Jackson complimented Rosen, calling him "a true singer-songwriter."
Rosen was told that he did not gain enough of America's votes to make it through to the next round.
There was hope when the judges said that they would love to hear Rosen compete for the wildcard spot. Singing Elton John's "Sorry seems to be the hardest word," Rosen looked poised and confident.
"Robbie, man, very nice. The Robbie that we fell in love with is back," said Jackson.
In the end, the judges decided that Rosen wouldn't go through to the next round, choosing instead to allow Ashthon Jones, Stefano Langone and Naima Adedapo the chance to go on.
Although Rosen did not make the top 10, he brought the community together for a fun, exciting and different cause and we all look forward to seeing big things from this teen for years to come.