‘Your talent is undeniable…unfortunately, it’s a no’: Bridgeport native’s ‘Idol’ journey ends

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"Unfortunately, it's a no."

Those are four words no "American Idol" contestant wants to hear, but unfortunately for Bridgeport-native and Stratford High student Chynna Sherrod, it's the words Keith Urban had to lay out.

The judge started off with with accolades for Chynna's solo performance in the top 51 round. "Your talent is undeniable, it really is," he said. But sadly her talent will have to shine somewhere else after the judges told her she wouldn't be advancing to the top 24.

"It's definitely frustrating and confusing. Some people get through that you might not agree with, and then people don't get through that you may think should have, and that's just how it goes," Chynna said after learning of her fate.

"American Idol" continues with the top 24 round next Wednesday at 8 p.m. on FOX 61.