4 April 2013 11:32 PM, PDT | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

On Thursday (April 4) night, Burnell Taylor was eliminated from the Top 7 of "American Idol" Season 12.

He wasn't the most surprising elimination possible, but it was obvious on the stage and at the judges' table that the New Orleans native would be missed on the show. We had a chance to talk to Burnell after the elimination -- check out what he had to say on his future career, his crush on Amber Holcomb and more.

What's going on?

Burnell Taylor: Not much, not much. Just goin' home. No big deal. I mean, everything happens for a reason. Now it's time for me to kill it.

Did you expect that you would be eliminated this week?

Burnell Taylor: Yes, this whole week. And it was basically God giving me a sign so that I could be prepared... I feel I went out with a bang. I did what I was supposed to do, »

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