Skylar Laine Makes Like Tina Turner on American Idol

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Skylar Laine did not lack for energy on last night's American Idol audition show.

The 18-year old took viewers on a quick tour of her small hometown and then burst on to the stage for a cover of "Stay With Me," not showing tremendous vocal range, but bopping and dancing around and clearly having a blast.

The judges compared Laine at various times to Reba McEntire, Kelly Clarkson and, most of all, Tina Turned. Not exactly bad company to keep. Will Skylar be sticking around past this week? Decide for yourself if she deserves to:


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]