"I've had a blast," the 25-year-old from Denver said after Ryan Seacrest delivered the news. Ironically, Young's song choice that led to his ouster was "That's All."
Simon Cowell had praised Young's performance on Tuesday night, calling his rendition of the standard "charming" – even if his voice was "a little nasally."
Rounding out the bottom three were Chris Daughtry, 26, and Paris Bennett, 17.
Six contestants remain on the show, which wraps up on May 24.