On last night’s episode of American Idol, singer David Archuleta sang John Lennon‘s song Imagine.
The song contains these terrific lyrics:
Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace
Guess which verse was cut during his performance tonight…?
Archuleta said he just “preferred” the other verses when pressed by judge Randy Jackson about why he left out that part of the song.
I wonder, though, if he was worried that singing a lyric about “imagining no religion” would lose him the votes needed to stay on the show.