Skylar Laine on American Idol Elimination: Sad, Not Surprised

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Skylar Laine is putting a positive spin on her American Idol elimination.

"I'm just relieved right now. No more stress," she told reporters soon after hearing Ryan Seacrest announced her name, adding that she really was "not surprised" to get the boot.

Ironically, Laine was eliminated on the same night Carrie Underwood performed. Many viewers saw similarities between these two country gals. ("I'm just ready to go into country music, y'all!," Laine exclaimed backstage.)

"I'm sad, but I just want to go home. I want to go home to my family, my friends," Skylar said. "I don't have any regrets from this whole experience. I've shown what kind of artist I want to be, I've shown who I am, and I know what kind of album I want to make in the future if I get the chance."

What did the judges say as a farewell?

"Jennifer didn't say much to me at the end, she just said 'I'll see you later,' but then Steven - Steven's a fan of mine, I really love Steven -- [he] and Randy both told me I'm going to have a long career hopefully."

We feel the same. What do you think of Laine's elimination? Did it come at the right time?


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Josh knows how to sing but Phillip is HOTT!!!


Keep voting for the most original and true artist which is Philip philips!!you will win my boy


Shanee, Hollie does not screech! She was awesome on Rag Doll! And she didn't screech in "Keep Bleeding"! She was very hot on top of that piano in that black dress! Jessica, don't belong on a piano top..she's too young!


I agree... phillip should have gone home. but i guess when u r white guy with guitar u r automically popular with d ladies. u will all be surprised when they kick phil to d curve at the next elimination. wait and see


may man philips you a the best singer in america idol for me you a unique star i vote for you man


NO Way is it just teeny boppers voting!!! are you people clueless??? its mostly the number of family, friends, and people from these contestants home towns as well as america voting for these contestants! skylar should of NEVER made it as far as she did! she sounds like she has a nasal problem, she is UGLY, and looks like a fish out of water the way she moves on stage when she is singing. no talent whatsover! thang god elise is gone too! hollie should of if been gone a looooong time ago! joshua and jessica have soooo much talent and are naturals! didnt you catch their duet?
these judges say the same thing to each contestant every week! jennifer has too soft of a heart. randy needs some vocabulary lessons with his street slang from 15 yrs ago with his "yo dog " etc. steven is always nodding out too! how convenient it always comes down to a male and female in the finale! get a clue! alot of the show is fixed!


I think it should have been phillip of hollie who went out in american idol instead of skylar because i am a fan of the way she puts a country twist to any song she sings.


I agree Joshua should be gone he is not as good as the judges keep saying he is!!!!! He is not the kind of music people want to here, if he wins I will be very disappionted!!!!!!!!!!!


It should be Phil, his last performance is the weakest among the remaining idolettes. I don't understand why this cute singer is still there, oh well I forgot this competition is more of popularity contest, and most of the voters are teeny boppers who are like hungry with cute guys in AI,and their ears are closed while watching..

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American Idol Quotes

Brooke White's tears come from the authentic, good soul that she is. Her heart was breaking because she was overwhelmed with the experience she had with the show and the gift that it brought.

Paula Abdul [after Brooke White was eliminated on season seven]

I read some of this online this morning and just for the record, the rumors — they’re not true. She’s part of our family and we love her.

Ryan Seacrest [on rumor of Paula Abdul being drunk on the show]