Fritz Hager is Apparently Rooting for Leah Marlene as He Sings Goodbye to ‘American Idol’

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Fritz Hager was eliminated from American Idol Season 20 on Sunday night, and he’s already cheering on his friend Leah Marlene to win the competition. The singer also posted a goodbye song on Instagram after his elimination.


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Fritz Hager Roots for Leah Marlene on ‘American Idol’

On Sunday night after the show, Fritz reposted a fan’s Instagram story which points out that he told Leah he’s proud of her when she was revealed as the third contestant in the Top 3. The two also shared a hug on stage.

Fritz wrote on his Instagram story that Leah is “a star,” adding, “I’m so excited for the music that we’re gonna make whenever this ends. But for now, go win this.”


Leah replied to the message on her own Instagram story, writing, “I will cherish this moment for a very very long time.” She added, “love u buddy.” In another story, she called Fritz her “best friend” and said she’s “beyond proud” of him.

The pair has been friends since Hollywood Week, when they were paired up for a duet. They called themselves Team Green as they combined their quirky acoustic styles on a cover of “Locked Out of Heaven” by Bruno Mars.

SEE ALSO: ‘AMERICAN IDOL’ FRONTRUNNER FRITZ HAGER CELEBRATES EP HITTING NO. 1 ON ITUNES CHARTS


Fritz Posts a Song to Say Goodbye to the Show

Fritz made a couple of Instagram posts saying goodbye to the show. First, he shared a photo of him and Leah, writing, “I’ll be honest, ending it here is tough, but I am so incredibly grateful. For the friends. For the memories. For the music. This is not the end, it’s just page 1.”

Later, he shared a video of himself singing an original song about leaving while playing his guitar. He sat on his bed singing, “Oh, I’m leaving / I hate to say goodbye, but I’ll see you / When the time is right.”

The American Idol Top 3 for Season 20 are Leah, HunterGirl, and Noah Thompson. Along with Fritz, Nicolina was eliminated during Sunday’s show. Next Sunday marks the season finale, when a winner will be crowned.

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