"I was younger and did not think about the actions," wrote the 16-year-old contestant, who had advanced to the singing competition's Top 5.
The country singer was arrested just days after the talent show voted him off.
The entertainer returned to "Idol" as a fill-in judge for the live show and quickly caused a stir.
A face very familiar to longtime fans of the show will temporarily take the country singer's spot.
The country singer doesn't expect his "American Idol" colleague to allow 8-month-old Daisy Dove to use his gift. “Maybe under lock and key,” he quipped.
"You're taking control of your life," judge Katy Perry told the daughter of former Trump White House adviser Kellyanne Conway.
"I just want to let her know that I love her, that I care about her, I want her to be OK," her duets partner said.
The teen daughter of the ex-Trump adviser performed on Hollywood Week after her rocky audition.
Casey Bishop said she has no performing experience, but the 15-year-old became an instant favorite in the talent competition.
Kellyanne and George Conway’s daughter Claudia sang her heart out at her “American Idol” audition.