How did it feel to find out that early in the show that you made it?
When they called me up, I was a nervous wreck. I wanted to cry so bad. Even though I did perform better than I did in rehearsals the other night, I felt confident but nervous because everybody here is so amazing. So there was a little worry there, but I made it and I'm so happy to be here.
What's your style of music and what can we expect going forward?
I guess you can compare me to Beyonce. I can sing ballads but I can also do that urban kind of stuff.
Who would be your dream mentor on the show?
It would be Beyonce. Love Beyonce.
If you can sing any song, what would it be?
"How Come You Don't Call Me Anymore" by Prince. I love that song. That song is amazing.
With young contestants, the judges have said how important song choice is. How will you let your youth steer your choices?
I think we can all sing whatever song we want, but we have to find a way to pull it off and make it our own style.
Do you think there are some things you can't sing?
Well, of course like provocative stuff and all that. We all try to keep all young and fresh and new but still classic.
Who do you see as your biggest competition?
Everyone here is so amazing. My biggest competition would have to be Joshua [Ledet] and Hollie [Cavanagh] just because Hollie can belt and Josh is just out of this world. He's amazing.
It's been a few years since a woman won "Idol." Why are you prepared to break that streak?
I think a girl should win. We need to break the streak. I should just -- even if it isn't me, I'm ready for a girl to win.