Skylar Laine sang her heart out on Wednesday night's “American Idol”, but after 60 million votes were counted, the country singer got the boot Thursday, leaving four contestants remaining.
After finishing her “Idol” run with Miranda Lambert’s “Gunpowder & Lead” as her farewell song, the 18-year old Mississippi native appeared ready to move on.
"I'm just really relieved right now," she admitted backstage to People Magazine. "No more stress,” she added with a smile.
"There's no pressure anymore. There's no pressure about songs anymore. I went out on a good note. I loved both the songs. I think I did [well] on both songs, and I'm very happy with both performances."
Laine also confessed that getting axed from the final four didn't come as a total shock to her.
"You can't be surprised – at all," she said. "You never know what's going to happen week to week, especially seeing all the weird results this whole past season."
Since losing her chance as this season's "American Idol”, Laine has been nothing but positive, tweeting to fans:
“Hey SKOUTLAWS!! It's been an amazing run on @AmericanIdol for me and I'm so blessed to have made it this far. I can't wait to start a career.”
She also thanked Carrie Underwood, who had tweeted this encouragement to the young singer: “@SLaineAI11 You're amazing, girl! Now hurry up and get to Nashville!”
Now that the pressure is off, we’re sure the young singer will do just that.
"American Idol" is now down to their final four contestants Joshua, Jessica, Phillip and Hollie who will take the stage again next week.