Jessica Sanchez joined this season’s Top 4 but Skylar Laine didn’t make it during the eliminations of the popular musical talent show “American Idol.”
Mississippi’s country rocker Skylar Laine, 18, received the fewest viewer votes following Wednesday’s performance show where contestants sang 60′s hits followed by British pop songs.
Judges told her that her performance of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Fortunate Son” on Wednesday was one of her strongest performances, but in the end, however, only the opinions of the voters mattered and she was sent home leaving four finalists in the competition.
“I miss my four wheeler so much, but I have plenty of time to go riding and only one time here. This whole experience has been incredible. I’ll take a lot from this experience. I’ll take friendships, memories and I’m going to put this towards my career in the future,” Laine said.
Viewers saw Jessica Sanchez brought the house down by channeling Tina Turner performing “Proud Mary” during Wednesday’s performance night.
Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler love the way she performed the song.
“You were a litle bit of Tina, a little bit of Beyonce, little bit of I-don’t-know-what up there!” Jennifer Lopez said.
Steven Tyler was equally impressed and said, “The only thing that gives experience a run for its money is a 16-year-old.”
But Randy Jackson had a mixed feelings. “Well, I was in a little bit of a different place. This performance was barely OK. You took on probably the biggest dragon of the night. The performance was OK, but I don’t know, it didn’t really quite sit with me.”
When it comes to her second song – Joe Cocker’s “You Are So Beautiful,” all judges gave rave reviews.
“You, once again, showed America just how beautiful your voice is. You’re going to be Number One, girl,” Tyler said. How could we have let this girl go home? Come on!” JLo said. And, Randy Jackson praised Jessica by saying, “This girl is in the top of the leader board right now, dude!” he said.
American Idol Season 11 champion is scheduled to be crowned on May 23.