HitFix caught up with the 'Idol' singers on the blue carpet and asked the not-so-tough questions
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Interview: Andrew Garcia of 'American Idol'
HitFix: That "Straight Up" performance in Hollywood -- Best thing you ever did or worst thing?
Andrew Garcia: Best thing. They're talking about it still.
HitFix: But at a certain point, don't you want to tell the judges to just move on?
AG: I want to say, "Straight up, move on." They need to get over it. That's what I do to music. And if that's what they want to keep talking about, they could, but...
HitFix: And why can't you say that on air? Does that look lippy?
AG: Yeah, I don't want to be lippy to them. But yeah, I respect them to the fullest. They're amazing. I always take their judging into consideration. I'm doing what I can to please them, but I'm also staying true to my fans and myself.
HitFix: When all they keep saying to you is "You're not doing the same performance you did in Hollywood" what can you get out of that?
AG: I think I'm gonna do "Straight Up" again. I'm just gonna do. Here you go, guys. I think that's what I should do.
HitFix: The judges keep saying a girl is going to win this year. You tell me why a guy is gonna win...
AG: A guy is gonna win because we take crazy risks. That's just it. Simple as that.
HitFix: Because of what you do to songs, do you even have a dream theme, or does it not matter?
AG: Country. I wanna do that. I never really got into country, but if they throw that at me, I can't wait to do it.
HitFix: Any theme that scares you?
AG: No. I'm working with amazing people, so I'm not really scared of themes.
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