Hey Gasmii, I got on my weekly eliminated Idol conference call last week…and unfortunately it was with Lacey Brown. Yes, I know she was on the cutting board, but I still think she got robbed last week.
Here’s the interview:
Q: Did you find the judges’ criticism confusing? And, what kind of artist do you see yourself being?
A: It’s difficult with the criticism that you hear because it has been a little bit confusing and, therefore, I would change things week-to-week, which can leave the audience kind of questioning who I am. I would say, I’m a very different artist. I have a very different voice that’s not suited for a lot of different genres, but I really see myself doing more of like a pop folk mix of an album. I definitely can see myself making an album soon. I would love to do that if I get the chance to. And, you know, I just want to give people the chance to hear something that’s fresh and new and different.
There are not a lot of voices like mine right now on the radio, so I kind of take pride in the fact that I’m a lot different. I’ve always been a little bit more unique and individual, and I just try to embrace that and try to show that in my performances. So hopefully people can get that, and hopefully they like it, and so I’m looking forward to writing some new music that fits my voice and that people really like.
Q: You were on the show last season, what made you want to come back?
A: You know, I’m one of those people that gets very competitive, and I decided it’s way too much fun of an experience to not try again, to try to get further if I would have made it into the top. Last year it was top 36 instead of 24. If I would have made it into that next round, I wouldn’t have been able to come back this year, so I’m really glad that I got a second chance. I’m really glad that I decided to come back because I needed to work on a couple things and come back and get further in, in the competition, and so I’m really glad that I decided to come back, but that wasn’t a hard decision at all because just everybody that’s involved in the show and, you know, all the contestants, all the relationships, everything about this has just been a blast for me. So I just decided I’m going to do it twice.
Q: You looked like you handled your elimination really well…how are you really doing?
A: It’s really strange because I woke up yesterday morning and had the strangest feeling that I was going home. I hadn’t been tipped off by anything, hadn’t read anything, but really talked to a few of the other constants and just said, look. I’m going home, and they were like no, Lacey. You’re crazy. Why would you go home? Out of everybody here, why would you go home? And they were really supportive and really sweet, but I ” something about it was just something was off, and so it wasn’t that I had made peace with it. I think I had just gotten used to it, you know. It’s a hard thing to hear. But when you’re there in that moment, after you sing, you’re not in control of anything. And so it’s been a shocker every week who goes home sometimes and who stays sometimes instead of another person. That’s just the nature of the show. So it wasn’t a shocker, but it also came as like a realization; the reality of the fact was just a little overwhelming.
Q: Do you think you can pinpoint what your downfall was?
A: You know, I would probably have to say energy. I think they kept asking for energy in my songs, and I kept trying to give it, and they kept trying to say, you know, it was a sleepy performance. They wanted to see a little bit more energy because I’m a happy and a lovely type of personality, and they just wanted to see that transferred into my music. The issue that I was having is, I really love to sing ballads. I love telling a story with a song. I love the emotion of the song. I’m very artsy, so that side of me comes out when I sing. And so I think I kept picking songs that I really loved to sing and really felt, and maybe it didn’t transfer as well stage wise. And so maybe that was it, but I wouldn’t have changed any of it because that’s who I am. Even though I’m a bubbly happy person, not every song that I sing is going to be up-tempo or, you know what I mean. If I could say anything, I would say possibly that. I’m not really sure, but even if it is, I wouldn’t have changed a thing.
Lacey’s closing remarks:
I just would like to say thank you all. I just want to say thanks to my fans. They’ve been amazing and so supportive and kept me smiling all through the competition. They’ve been so sweet, and I’m really, really looking forward to what comes up in the future. I’m open to anything and everything right now. I’m not throwing any ideas out the window. I’m just excited about the future, and I’m very appreciative.
I want to thank Lacey for taking time out of her busy day to talk to us. Best of luck to her in the future!