FILE - In this April 25, 2012 file photo released by Fox, contestant Skylar Laine performs on the singing competition series "American Idol," in Los Angeles. It was revealed Thursday, May, 3, 2012 on the Fox singing contest that the 18-year-old country rocker from Brandon, Miss., received the fewest viewer votes, leaving four finalists in the competition. (AP Photo/Fox, Michael Becker, File)
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Brandon country rocker Skylar Laine says that it was sad at first, being voted off "American Idol." But she says it was amazing to make the Top 5, and she's happy not being judged.
She spoke with The Clarion-Ledger from Hollywood on Friday, a day after she was eliminated from the show.
As her exit song, she rocked the house with Miranda Lambert's "Gunpowder and Lead." She says she was thinking how much she'd miss everyone on the show — but also that she could soon go home and see her family and friends.
Laine says 'Idol' has made her more determined to have a career in country music. She says she's ready to make an album, and sing and write the kind of songs she wants to.