Idol's C.J. Harris Talks Movie Week Magic, Randy as Mentor and His Trouble With Intonation

C.J. Harris isn’t afraid to admit he started his American Idol journey with a lot to learn.

The transition from solo acoustic sets to a massive stage and a booming house band, the struggle to avoid psyching himself out before taking the stage, the challenge of not singing sharp once the lights came up: Harris says he grappled with all of the above and more as he fought his way to a sixth-place finish in Season 13.

As part of his Reality Check video interview, Harris also looks back on his strong Hollywood Week showing, his emotional cheering section and his reasons for not picking any risky, out-of-left field songs during his Idol journey.

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