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Burnell Taylor promised himself that he wasn't going to become emotional when he landed in the bottom two on American Idol last week, but he ended up shedding a few tears anyway. It wasn't because he was getting eliminated though. Rather, it was because he couldn't keep it together after seeing judge Mariah Carey and contestant Candice Glover's reactions.

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"There wasn't a dry eye on stage," he told TVGuide.com. "It touched me."

Watch our exclusive video below to get Burnell's reaction to his elimination, plus the reasons why his relationship with fellow contestant Amber Holcomb is more than just a crush.