Idol's Ben Briley Talks 'Bennie and the Jets,' Harsh Judges' Comments, His Sped-Up Johnny Cash

Ben Briley took a gamble during Top 11 week of American Idol — and wound up paying the price.

The Tennessee native, who’d been known for his country-tinged performances, got behind the piano, shook up his wardrobe, and gave a lounge-y twist to Elton John’s “Bennie and the Jets” that didn’t go over with the judges, and ended up with his elimination from the competition last Thursday night.

Now, Ben sits down with Reality Check host Michael Slezak to talk about his fateful Soundtrack Week decision, his position battling for the 15th slot for guys this season, and his rollicking rendition of “Folsom Prison Blues.”

Tune in from 12:00-12:30pm ET for the live Q&A, where they’ll cover all those topics and more.

And if you don’t get to watch the interview live, fret not. You can watch a replay below starting around 12:35!

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