Skylar Laine Talks Elimination, Upcoming ‘Idol’ Tour, And What’s Next [AUDIO]

May 7, 2012 8:32 am
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Recently eliminated American Idol contestant  Skylar Laine called in to “On Air with Ryan Seacrest” Monday to talk about her experience on the show and what her plans for the future are. Not to mention the upcoming American Idol summer tour!

On Jimmy Iovine’s Tough Criticism:
“Jimmy is really open with his opinions, and honestly, he would not be where he is today if he didn’t know a thing or two. So, I take his opinions to heart and I think that he’s just trying to make us better. He doesn’t want to make anybody worse. If he didn’t like a performance, then that’s his opinion. Everyone has one and I respect it completely. Sometimes it makes you grit your teeth, but you get over it.”

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On Results Show
“Me and Hollie [Cavanagh] are best friends in the competition and she thought she was going to go home, because she had been there before. I just kind of looked at her and I just kind of said: ‘I think you’re going to be surprised Hollie.’ I just had a gut feeling, I felt something and I was really accepting of it,” Skylar tells us. “It just hit me when I was walking back up on stage. I was like: ‘It’s going to be me. I can just tell, I know it is.’ And I just prepared myself and I was like: ‘I’m just going to rock out, I’m going to leave on a good note, and leave with what they know me as.'”

What’s Next For Skylar Laine?
“I want to record an album, I’m thinking about the tour right now [American Idol Tour], because the tour is going to be a lot of fun, but doing all this press and hearing the people who say: ‘You are going to have a long career ahead of you.’ It’s amazing. Because I just want to come out with an album, I want to be at the CMA Fest this year, I want to do all that stuff, that’s my dream. I mean, coming in 5th place, I’m really accepting of that, Because Kellie Pickler, I love her, and she came in 6th and look at her now. So, hopefully, I will following in those footsteps.”

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AMERICAN IDOL 2012 TOUR DATES

Friday July 6: Detroit, MI Joe Louis Arena
Saturday July 7: Rosemont, IL Allstate Arena
Monday July 9: Minneapolis, MN Target Center
Wednesday July 11: St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center
Thursday July 12: Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
Saturday July 14: Broomfield, CO 1STBANK Center
Monday July 16: West Valley City, UT Maverik Center
Wednesday July18: Seattle, WA Key Arena at Seattle Center
Thursday July 19: Portland, OR Rose Garden
Saturday July 21: Sacramento, CA Power Balance Pavilion
Sunday July 22: San Jose, CA HP Pavilion at San Jose
Monday July 23: Los Angeles, CA Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE
Wednesday July 25: Ontario, CA Citizens Business Bank Arena
Thursday July 26: San Diego, CA Valley View Casino Center
Friday July 27: Glendale, AZ Jobing.com Arena
Sunday July 29: Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
Monday July 30: Lafayette, LA Cajundome
Tuesday July 31: Jackson, MS Mississippi Coliseum
Thursday August 2: Orlando, FL Amway Center
Friday August 3: Sunrise, FL BankAtlantic Center
Sunday August 5: Duluth, GA Arena at Gwinnett Center
Monday August 6: N. Charleston, SC North Charleston Coliseum
Wednesday August 8: Washington, DC Verizon Center
Thursday August 9: Baltimore, MD 1st Mariner Arena
Saturday August 11: Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center
Sunday August 12: Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
Tuesday August 14: Pittsburgh, PA Consol Energy Center
Wednesday August 15: Rochester, NY Blue Cross Arena
Thursday August 16: Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
Saturday August 18: Manchester, NH Verizon Wireless Arena
Sunday August 19: Worcester, MA DCU Center
Tuesday August 21: Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
Wednesday August 22: Long Island, NY Nassau Coliseum
Saturday August 25: Portland, ME Cumberland County Civic Center
Sunday August 26: Providence, RI Dunkin Donuts Center
Tuesday August 28: Newark, NJ Prudential Center
Thursday August 30: Albany, NY Times Union Center
Saturday September 1: Bridgeport, CT Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard
Sunday September 2: Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
Tuesday September 4: Syracuse, NY War Memorial at OnCenter
Thursday September 6: Wilkes Barre, PA Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza
Friday September 7: Atlantic City, NJ Boardwalk Hall
Saturday September 8: Reading, PA Sovereign Center
Monday September 10: Cincinnati, OH US Bank Arena
Tuesday September 11: Milwaukee, WI Bradley Center


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