American Idol 2012 Skylar Laine eliminated, video below. Skylar Laine was shockingly eliminated on Thursday’s show, after receiving the lowest amount of votes. That means just Hollie Cavanagh (who was also in the Bottom Two), Phillip Phillips, Joshua Ledet, and Jessica Sanchez remain in the competition.

In true Southern style, the spit-fire singer went out with guns blazing, leaving the show with a performance of Miranda Lambert’s “Gunpowder and Lead” and just happy to be embraced by people from her neck of the woods. “I’m so happy that the South was rooting for me,” Laine explained to MTV News. “Country fans were rooting for me. That’s all I want. All I want is a country group. Winning would have been great, but I just want to make an album. I want people to buy it. I want to be on the radio.” “Miranda Lambert, my idol, didn’t win ‘Nashville Star.’ She got third, and look at her now — winning everything, pretty much. I’m just so happy to be here. So humble and just so thankful for everything.” The 18-year-old said goodbye to America after being joined in the bottom two with fellow Southern belle and roommate bestie Hollie Cavanagh.

There are no hard feelings, though, said the Mississippi native. “I love Hollie, and I know Hollie loves me,” she said. “I know she’ll support me in my career, and I’ll support her in hers. I hope that she kills it next week — I hope that they all kill it next week. I’m so happy for them, for them all, and I’m gonna miss her, miss her and Josh a lot.”

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