It's the American Idol dramatic makeover you have to see to believe! Check out this top 10 contestant who lost 40 pounds in just one month! Burnell Taylor credits the show for helping him drop the weight and tells People magazine, I knew I had to lose it, and I never gave up on it. The judges have taken notice too including Keith Urban who calls Burnell fiercely original. Burnell also credits former Idol star Jennifer Hudson as a huge inspiration for both his weight loss and the competition!