Skylar Laine Speaks Out About Her American Idol Elimination

Skylar Lane Speaks Out About Her American Idol Elimination

Last night on American Idol, 18-year old Skylar Laine was voted out and although a lot of people felt this was a ‘shocker’, I wasn’t surprised at all because honestly, I just didn’t think she would be able to sell records.

In the first place, it’s hard to hear her and even mentor Jimmy Lovine had commented on that, “she has to read the words better so people can understand her.” Second, her corny outfits and silly stage shows are not appealing. Now the final four that we are left with are Hollie Cavanagh, Joshua Ledet, Phillip Phillips and Jessica Sanchez. Although I believe three of them belong there, certainly Jessica should have been given the boot for her ‘embarrassing and awkward’ rendition of Tina Turner singing Proud Mary.

Now don’t worry about Skylar, she is not sad about being voted out, in fact, she is quite happy about it. Here’s what she told US Weekly, “I’m just relieved. There’s no pressure anymore. I’m sad, but I just want to go home to my family and my friends. I want to do dirt riding! That’s the first thing I’m going to do.”

She goes on to admit that she was “really not surprised” to hear Idol host, Ryan Seacrest dish the news on the Idol result show. “You can’t ever be surprised, seeing the weird results this whole past season. I’m just relieved right now. I went out on a good note, I’m really happy with my performances.”

Well, even though I am not a fan of hers, I do have to say one thing; at least she didn’t leave ‘cocky’ like Colton Dixon and Elise Testone.

In her final words to US, Skylar said, “It sounds crazy but I’m going to miss and not miss the schedule. It’s going to be weird getting up every morning and not doing this. Once I get home and I have downtime, it’s going to be like, ‘Whoa! This is weird,’ because we never had downtime. I wish I could have a week at home just to do anything. I’m grateful for everything.”

A contestant that ‘bid adieu’ with class!



  • http://profile.yahoo.com/2X4RA3IGABAEZRL2WQHGFOEPNU RSA

    Jessica isn’t marketable. Skylar was not only the best on vocals with a strong voice on the rock/ballad type music, she was also able to carry the soft songs as well. Jessica doesn’t have the voice. Yeah, she can scream/yell the song but Skylar still left her in the dirt. Jessica’s voice fell out on the high notes and the asian or orient inflection was heard and that is a physical weak point in her voice. Not that there is anything wrong with her background, but you wouldn’t expect husky voiced Randy to sing “soft kitty.”Skylar was likened to Reba, with a little Joplin and Skylar’s stage performance was and is her high point all the others. Having been in the music industry and on stage, your audience notices it. Four or five guys just standing there playing their instruments … boring! Put Steven Tyler on stage and the whole place lights up and rocks. Jessica has no stage presence.Jessica is ok as a lounge singer. Maybe in an off Broadway musical, but she is no American Idol.
    Jessica doesn’t have the voice. Yeah, she can scream/yell the song but Skylar still left her in the dirt. Jessica’s voice fell out on the high notes and the asian or orient inflection was heard and that is a physical weak point in her voice. Not that there is anything wrong with her background, but you wouldn’t expect husky voiced Randy to sing “soft kitty.”
    Skylar was likened to Reba, with a little Joplin and Skylar’s stage performance was and is her high point all the others. Having been in the music industry and on stage, your audience notices it. Four or five guys just standing there playing their instruments … boring! Put Steven Tyler on stage and the whole place lights up and rocks. Jessica has no stage presence.
    Jessica is ok as a lounge singer. Maybe in an off Broadway musical, but she is no American Idol.

    • schiz0id

      Another redneck who has myopia and earwax. Figures.

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  • http://twitter.com/weirdugetdat coppergirl

    I noticed alot of people referring to Jessica’s ethnicity as an issue as if that hinders her talent which it doesn’t. I believe it’s envy. I am not asian but see alot of women getting surgeries to slit their eyes, plump up their lips, and tan to look more “ethnic”. So when you hear certain people make jabs at people because of their natural features and abilities. You better believe its jealousy. Jessica Sanchez is an above average singer. She is a phenomenon, and the world better get ready. To Top it off, she has taken on the most powerful singers of yesterday and today. To add insult to injury, she’s only 16. So what she can’t dance. Once Jenny from the block nurtures and mentors all that will change. She has alot of soul, and by the way she’s not asian, she’s Phillipino. Big difference. Skylar was amazing, even though she sang through her nose and it sounded like she was gargling mouthwash. She’ll still go far as long as she stays in her niche. But Jessica can sing anything (almost) and people listen to jip hop, pop, and R&B much more than the listen to country. HEEE HAAAAW!

  • schiz0id

    I disagree with embarrassing and awkward’ rendition ofTina Turner singing Proud Mary comment. Did you even watch it? Jessica was amazing!