Joshua Ledet on His Elmination From 'American Idol'
After being eliminated from the top three, Joshua Ledet stopped to talk to our American Idol correspondant Didi Benami.
"I definitely made a lot of friends here, a whole new family. Um the closes relationships I've ever had in my entire life so this experience has done so much for me other than just singing", he added.
Hollie Cavanagh on Her Elimination from 'American Idol'
Season 11 Top 4 finalist Hollie Cavanagh talks to THR music editor Shirley Halperin about her elimination and shares what the judges said to her in those fateful moments after the show. "They were saying they're proud and they were glad that I came back and that I've grown so much from last year. Jennifer was right, it just seemed like it was yesterday that I did that audition from last year. I don't know I've so much growth in myself that I'm just proud to be in the position I am now."
Skylar Laine on her Elimination from 'American Idol'
Season 9 alum Katie Stevens interviews American Idol finalist Skylar Laine right after being eliminated from the show. Skylar also revealed what country star and season 4 winner Carrie Underwood shared with her. Said Laine: "I was so honored to be the only country artist left you know just representing for country music and I hope I made them proud by making it to fifth place."
Elise Testone on 'American Idol' Elimination
Eliminated American Idol finalist Elise Testone talks to THR special correspondent and season 9 alum Didi Benami about her last night on the Idol stage and the road ahead.
"I wanted to make sure no one thought I was arguing because that wasn't my point at all. I feel strongly about who I am and how I feel, I don't want to hold back especially when they say I was holding back emotionally, I was like well I'll be honest, I don't want them to think that I'm never being real" she said about the judges criticism.
Colton Dixon on 'American Idol' Elimination
Colton Dixon talks to THR's American Idol correspondent Didi Benami about his elimination. Said the 20-year-old from Tennessee: "I strayed too far from who I was ... not in music style or what I look like but if I could do it over again I would probably choose a different first song. Just because I've taken such a stand for the lord and I feel like I strayed from that last night."
Deandre Brackensick on Being Eliminated from 'American Idol'
Deandre Brackensick talks with THR Idol Correspondent Didi Benami about being eliminated from American Idol.
"I was trying to keep as cool as I could, I didn't want it to be a sad moment. I just wanted to end up on a happy note. Just a feel good vibe you know" he added.
Heejun Han on Being Eliminated from 'American Idol'
American Idol contestant Heejun Han talks to THR Idol correspondent Didi Benami about his elimination and plans for the future. "I was thinking, if I get to go home tomorrow it will be the best moment for me because you want to finish when you are high," he said." You don't want to go home when you are low. I just got a standing ovation, so I'll just go home."
Erika Van Pelt on Being Eliminated off 'American Idol'
American Idol contestant Erika Van Pelt was the first finalist eliminated out of the top ten, but it didn't come as a big surprise to her. "You're in the bottom week after week, you know that America's never fully gotten behind you," she said. "It's frustrating and discouraging at the same time."
Shannon Magrane on Her Elimination from 'American Idol'
Eliminated season 11 contestant Shannon Magrane talks about being voted off and representing the teen contingent. It's something she had in common with interviewer and season 9 alum Katie Stevens, who was also under 18 when she competed. Of her future Magrane said, "This whole thing is just a learning experience and I'm not going to stop singing just because I got voted off American Idol. It's really upsetting but, I'm going to go home and I'm going to go sing tonight. I'll sing every single day, that's what I love to."
Jeremy Rosado on Jennifer Lopez's Support
The first finalist eliminated from season 11's top 13, Jeremy Rosado fought back tears while recounting Jennifer Lopez's support for his American Idol journey. "It's amazing ... as the show wrapped up she came up to me and told me that she wanted to keep me. I guess she was fighting but what can you do, you have to have everybody on your side and I'm so grateful for her. Thank you, Jennifer, I love you."