The impressive run by Malaya Watson came to an end on American Idol last night, as this 16-year old performance was voted out by viewers.
And while Watson clearly would have liked to advance further, she didn't express any regrets in a talk with reporters backstage after the news was announced.
"Getting to work with so many people was awesome," Watson said, keeping her life in perspective. "I'm 16! What kid can say 'I sang in front of Harry Connick, J-Lo and worked with Rickey Minor? Oh, that's nothing major.'
"It was my first job, what can I say? It was just a big opportunity that not a lot of people can experience, and with me being just a child it's pretty cool."