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What sets you apart from the other contestants?
Skylar Laine: Iím the only country person left in the group, so that sets me apart.
What do you need to improve to win the competition?
Skylar Laine: I need to work on how to put my country twang and making a ballad great or making other kinds of genres greatÖ. [When asked if sheíll take a page out of Scotty McCreery playbook by staying in her lane each week no matter what:] Of course I will. I will do that too, probably. I will stay to my country roots. Itís something that I have to do. Thatís how itís gonna work for me.
What one thing about yourself do you most want people to know that hasnít been covered on the show?
Skylar Laine: My idol is Miranda Lambert. I love her. Iím obsessed with her. I drive a big truck. Stuff like that.
This is the point when contestants often get makeovers ó anything youíd love or loathe to change?
Skylar Laine: I would love for them to do anything that they want because they are professionals and they know what theyíre doing. Iím just real excited to put myself in their hands.
Any specific theme nights youíre dreading or looking forward to?
Skylar Laine: [Dreading:] stuff like pop, probably, because sometimes putting a country twang to pop songs doesnít work out, so hopefully I pick the right song. Iím excited to do rock songs to put that country twang to it.
Who gives the most constructive and helpful feedback: Steven, Jennifer, or Randy?
Skylar Laine: They all do, but Randy has been very, very vocal with his feedback. I love that. Iíve taken it to heart. They all have and Iíve really taken it and run with it.
Posted Mar 3, 2012 @ 12:28 PM
Maybe the judges are actually offering these kids some constructive criticism we haven't been privy to?
They all do, but Randy has been very, very vocal with his feedback. I love that. Iíve taken it to heart. They all have and Iíve really taken it and run with it.
Has she ever watched this show before?
I would love for them to do anything that they want because they are professionals and they know what theyíre doing. Iím just real excited to put myself in their hands.
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Posted Mar 17, 2012 @ 8:10 AM
I like Skylar she comes off as a spunky kind of gal- she reminds me of the actress in the Miss Firecracker movie (was it Holly? can't recall but Skylar reminds me of her)
You are thinking of Holly Hunter, who played Carnelle Scott in that film, a spunky role if there ever was one, and there is a physical resemblance as well. I LOVED that movie. Skylar is definitely my favorite female in the competition and so much better than Lauren from last year. I have been voting for Heejun so he could make the tour, but I am going to start voting for Skylar now, although I think she will be safe for a while. I much prefer her to boring Jessica.
Posted Mar 28, 2012 @ 10:03 PM
Posted Mar 29, 2012 @ 6:48 PM
I have a master's degree. I have a master's degree and a mortgage and I threw Skylar a couple of votes tonight
Rofl, what do degrees and mortgages have to do with voting on AI??
I agree - Skylar injects life and energy into this show. Of all the kids this year, she owns the stage and is a completely natural performer. Others have great voices too, but something about Skylar screams "star" to me. I hope she finds a successful post-Idol life because in many ways, she's the most promising of the group.
P.S. I also have a master's degree, but no mortgage. I do have a bank loan though! ;D
Posted Mar 29, 2012 @ 9:04 PM
On topic - I wasn't totally surprised to see Skylar in the bottom 3. I'm interested to see how she takes Jimmy's constructive criticism. I think she is in a position to kill 80s night.
Posted Mar 30, 2012 @ 9:12 PM
I hope she gets a bump in votes from the B3 appearance because she's Top 5 worthy, at least.
Posted Mar 31, 2012 @ 9:56 AM
Really kind of surprised and a little uneasy about Skylar being in the Bottom 3 this week.
Skylar has been my favorite since auditions and although I'd be crazy if I wasn't a little concerned I really think she was just a victim of going early on what turned out to be a very good night. I see no reason that DeAndre should have finished ahead of her but other than that you could make a case for all the rest who weren't B3.
Edited by siddalee, Mar 31, 2012 @ 9:56 AM.
Posted Apr 2, 2012 @ 9:07 AM
Skylar's also making a HUGE mistake trusting those terrible Idol stylists. They may be "professionals," but they're used to dressing skinny bodies. I hope somebody helps this girl out with her styling. I'd hate to see her lose votes because of poor wardrobe coices. She's as cute as a button and shouldn't be difficult to dress well. Flowy, just-above-the-knee skirts, sexy cowboy boots, and a tight, form fitting jacket would look much better on her IMHO.
Posted Apr 4, 2012 @ 5:12 PM
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Posted Apr 14, 2012 @ 10:51 AM
Posted Apr 14, 2012 @ 12:52 PM
He's such an unbelievable tool, but his transparent effort to sabotage her suggests she must have done REALLY well in the voting last week.
One can't rule out the possibility that he's just such an idiot he can't remember 5 minutes ago much less last week. I kind of think he actually caught himself when he said she's back and realized she didn't have anywhere to come back from so he tried to change it into "she's back on the Idol stage with another great performance" and it just wound up all tied into knots.
What else could explain the ridiculous storyline that "everybody" thinks Skylar and Colton are an item? There's more chemistry between Skylar and her gun than there is between her and Colton.
ITA. I've got nothing on this one.
Posted Apr 14, 2012 @ 3:57 PM
There's more chemistry between Skylar and her gun than there is between her and Colton.
Bwahaha! I hate their faux showmance more than I can say, and hell yeah Skylar didn't have to "come back" from anything; week-in , week-out, the girl gives a solid, and amazingly mature performance.
Posted Apr 14, 2012 @ 4:45 PM
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Posted May 5, 2012 @ 10:15 AM
"I just want to do more mellow country songs, more like [Miranda Lambert's] 'The House That Built Me' and that kind of stuff. Just stuff that touches your heart, that doesn't have to have all these high parts in it."
I said a week or 2 aqgo that "The House that Built Me" was my dream song for Skylar, why in heavens couldn't AI have gotten that song cleared for her?
Posted May 5, 2012 @ 8:07 PM
OK, so which Nashville label is going to scoop her up?
Interscope. It was never in doubt.