American Idol

On today's Local News Hour:

( 00:29) Park City Local musician Wyatt Pike and an update on his having to drop out of "American Idol". 

( 01:49) Carolyn Murray's story about the Kati Fischer Teacher of the Year awards in Wasatch County. 

( 05:40) Summit County Council Member Glen Wright  recaps Wednesday's meeting.

( 15:39) Park City Council Agenda updates for tonights regular meeting.

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Wyatt Pike broke his social media silence after dropping out of "American Idol" earlier this week.

Park City resident Wyatt Pike posted on Instagram Wednesday afternoon that he had to leave the show for “personal reasons.”

In the post he said he’s grateful that he’ll be able to continue to play music. He also wished the remaining contestants good luck. He added that there will be more musical things to come from him.

On today's Local News Hour:

( 00:01) Wyatt Pike "Drops Out" of American Idol

( 01:27) Rick Brough's story on Summit County Sheriff Justin Martinez's response to the ending of the Utah State mask mandate April 10th.

(04:46) Jessica Lowell's update on the latest Covid 19 numbers and new health order not extending the mask mandate. 


Just one day after making the Top 16 of American Idol, Park City resident Wyatt Pike dropped out of the competition.

Idol host Ryan Seacrest made the announcement at the beginning of Monday night's show on ABC.  "I have to tell you that finalist Wyatt Pike will not be competing in the competition.  He had to drop out.  But we wish him the very best."  

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It was a nail-biter evening for Wyatt Pike fans, but Sunday night on ABC's "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest announced Pike won enough votes to make it to the Top 16.

There were only two slots left when Pike's name was announced.  The 20 year-old Park City singer jumped up and minutes later sang his version of "Use Somebody" by the group Kings of Leon.

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Park City local Wyatt Pike made it into the top 16 of American Idol Sunday night. He’ll find out if he’s in the top 12 Monday. 

Last week was the first time viewers could vote in for their favorite singer during the “All-Star Duets” performance. 

Pike sang with singer-songwriter Ben Rector. Together, they performed Rector’s song “Brand New.” 

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20-year-old Wyatt Pike’s skills were put to the test during his performance on American Idol Sunday, leaving voting to America for the first time this season.

This week is the first time viewers are able to vote for their favorite competitors on the singing competition. The top 24 contestants were split up between two nights and paired up with a celebrity for a duet. 

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Park City’s very own Wyatt Pike has made it to the top 24 of American Idol.




20-year-old Wyatt Pike has made it past another hurdle on the singing competition. 

This week’s theme was showstoppers, where contestants were able to perform for the judges for the first time with a full band accompaniment. 

64 contestants went into this week’s challenge and only 24 will continue onwards. 

Wyatt Pike

Park City resident and former KPCW DJ Wyatt Pike continues his quest to be named America's Idol as he competes in the next round of competition at 7 p.m. Sunday night on ABC. The performance will narrow down the contestants to the final 24. 


On today's Local News Hour:

( 00:02) Utah Avalanche Forecast Center report.

( 01:59) Hideout prepares for June 22 referendum on the annexation of Summit County landfrom at last night's meeting as Rick Brough reports. 

( 04:24) Summit County Economic Development Director Jeff Jones with an update on the Economic Development Advisory Board.

On today's Local News Hour:

( 00:02) Utah Avalanche Forecast Center report.

( 01:15) Snyderville Basin Water Reclamation Director Mike Luers with an update on future expansion.

( 13:48) Park City’s Wyatt Pike Advances to Next Round of American Idol as Sean Higgins reports.

( 16:51)  Carolyn Murray recaps Monday night's Leadership Park City Community Lecture's highlights.

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Park City Local Wyatt Pike has advanced on ABC’s American Idol.


The 19-year-old performed a duet of Alex Clare’s ‘Too Close’ with fellow contestant Cassandra Coleman on Monday’s duet challenge episode.


Pike and Coleman were praised for their performance and on-stage chemistry.


Judge Katy Perry commended Pike for making his singing partner feel safe after she experienced a bout of strong nerves earlier in the competition.


On today's Local News Hour:

( 00:02) Utah Avalanche Forecast Center report.

( 04:42) Summit County Manager Tom Fisher discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting.

( 19:43) Carolyn Murray reports on the Wasatch Interlocal Meeting with Heber City and Midway City. 

( 21:57) Park City Library Director Adriane Juarez talks about the re-opening of the library.

( 33:28) Extreme Skiing Pioneer Dan Egan talks about his career, his connection to Warren Miller and his new book, "30 Years in a White Haze."

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Park City native, Wyatt Pike has made it past another hurdle during his journey on American Idol.

Wyatt Pike made it through the first round of "Hollywood Week" Sunday night. 

During the round, contestants chose and performed songs categorized under six different genres of music. Pike's performance landed him in the indie-folk genre.

American Idol judge and famous musician Linoel Richie said the contestants in the indie genre “go out on a limb” to offer up something different.  

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A Park City native got his golden ticket while auditioning for American Idol.

Wyatt Pike, who grew up in Park City, got exciting news during his appearance on American Idol Sunday night.

“You’re going to Hollywood," the judges exclaimed in unison.

Pike got three yeses from the famous judges of the show - Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie - after he performed his original song, “Best for You.”