WATCH: ‘American Idol’ Contestant Comforted by Judges While In Tears

WATCH: ‘American Idol’ Contestant Comforted by Judges While In Tears

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Hunter Metts was not happy with his performance on American Idol on Sunday night, but the judges were there to help wipe his tears away.

The 22-year-old sang “Falling Slowly” from the film Once, and towards the end of the song, he forgot the words. Metts immediately broke down into tears following the performance, but the judges told him it was his best performance to date.

Richie, always the one to support singers, shared his own experience forgetting the lyrics to one of his songs, and explained that Metts forgetting the words to the song made the experience even more real and perfect.

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