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Skylar Laine: Why I'm Relieved I'm Off 'Idol' — Video

Fri, May 4, 2012 8:06am EDT by 16 Comments
Skylar Laine Eliminated

Skylar isn’t letting her shocking elimination get her down, especially after hearing Steven Tyler’s special words of encouragement. Find out what the ‘Idol’ judge told her after the show!

Skylar Laine‘s elimination from American Idol may be one of the most shocking yet, but the 18-year-old says she’s relieved to be out of the competition.

“There’s no pressure anymore, there’s no pressure about songs next week,” she said after the May 3 results show. “I’m sad, but I just want to go home! I want to go home to my family, my friends, I wanna go mud ridin’ – that’s the first thing I’m gonna do.”

We hope she doesn’t take too long of a break from music, though — and we’re not the only ones! Judge Steven Tyler told Skylar he has high hopes for her career.

“Jennifer [Lopez] didn’t say much to me at the end, she just said ‘I’ll see you later,’” Skylar said. “But then Steven, Steven’s a known fan of mine, I really love steven, and him and Randy both told me I’m going to have a long career hopefully.”

What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Did Skylar deserve to go home?

— Reporting by Russ Weakland

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