Lilly Scott Blames "Tweens" for Voting Her Off Idol

Entertainment Mar. 12, 2010 AT 7:00PM
Lilly Scott Blames "Tweens" for Voting Her Off Idol Credit: Vince Bucci/Picture Group

Lilly Scott, considered by many to be one of the female frontrunners, isn't happy she was kicked off American Idol this week.

In a conference call Friday, the 20-year-old Littleton, Colo., native told UsMagazine.com why she thinks she was given the boot.

US: What was going through your head when you were eliminated? I just wanted to break the mold and be that off-beat contestant that did exactly what I wanted to do ... I have no regrets in that department. But watching certain people make it into the top 12 that have not done so well these past three weeks and facing the judges' comments on my songs these past three weeks, I was just frustrated. My fanbase wasn't really there, even though the producers and the judges seemed to love me. I guess my fans weren't there which is why I said 'I don't know what America wants to listen to.' But having said that, my voting demographic is probably people who don't even own a TV and if they do, they're probably out doing something more productive than watching TV, let alone American Idol! I guess they just weren't voting.

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US: What do you think happened? Do you think it was because you performed a Patsy Cline song? I love Pasty Cline, but then again the American Idol voting demographic is probably tweens, like 11- and 12-year-old girls, and I'm sure they don't know who Patsy Cline is and that probably affected me.

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US: Where do you see yourself going now? I definitely think I would fit in the summer festival circuit like Coachella and Bonaroo. I know there's a fanbase out there that's loving what I'm doing and that's not necessarily the voting demographic of American Idol. I thought maybe I could break the mold, but it's just another season of the same old stuff!

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US: What did the judges say after you were voted off? Randy [Jackson] definitely walked up to me and said I definitely knew who I am and he was very upset to see me go. Kara [DioGuardi] came up to me and said maybe America ... didn't know what to do with me.

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