jacee badeaux ellen 2 'American Idol' cast off Jacee Badeaux tells Ellen he's going back

The Top 24 contestants of “American Idol” will soon be whittled down to just 12, but one Season 10 hopeful who’s already out of the running is 15-year-old Jacee Badeaux.

The little crooner got the boot before the final stretch, but during the Mar. 3 episode of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” he claims his “Idol” story isn’t over yet, he’ll “definitely” try out next year.

Not that he isn’t totally bummed about not getting on this season. “You have to be prepared for the unknown,” he says of his final round elimination. “It was a shock of course because you don’t want to be going home.”

Here’s his first audition. Would you want to see him come back?

Posted by:Mikey O'Connell