American Idol’s Alejandro Aranda Fears Flying, Got Off Plane to New York

Those of you waiting for American Idol runner up Alejandro Aranda to perform in New York City this week may have to wait a little longer to see his performance. Host Ryan Seacrest revealed on Live with Kelly and Ryan this morning that the musician did NOT get on the plane to New York City last night with winner Laine Hardy.

During a commercial break in the show last night, Alejandro confessed that he’s afraid to fly. And when the doors closed on his private flight last night, he panicked and asked to be left off the plane. Apparently, Alejandro is still in Los Angeles! Notably, for his hometown visit, Alejandro took a metro to nearby Pomona, California. Also, he flew to Hawaii somehow for the Top 40 Showcase. But small private planes are way scarier than jets.

Check out Ryan and Kelly discussing the situation on their talk show this morning:

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