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HitFix Interview: Jacob Lusk of 'American Idol'
HitFix: I've watched a lot of "Idol" and I don't know if I ever remember seeing fellow contestants as impressed watching somebody sing as they are with you. Are you aware of that at all?
Jacob Lusk: I'm a little bit aware of it, but we're just one big happy family and we support each other all the way and I think that's all it is. They're just being supportive like I support them.
HitFix: But it still feels like some of them watch you and know you can do things that other people maybe can't do. That's not the same as winning the show, obviously...
JL: It's not the same as winning the show. I don't know. I'm just know that I'm thankful to be here. This is an amazing group of people and if they love me, I know I love them, so...
HitFix: You've gotten some pretty amazing compliments from the judges for your performances, both in Hollywood and this week. Which means more to you? Being told you've given one of the best vocals in "Idol" history or being told Luther Vandross would be proud?
JL: Um... Neither. I think you can't get caught up in the compliments. You have to remember what you're here to do. If you get caught up in the compliments, your head'll be bigger than the continent of Asia. You really have to stay focused and remember that you're human, number one, and number two, just remember what you're here to do. You've got to come back and sing next week. And you've gotta remember who you're doing it for. You're doing it for the people. You're here to touch America and you have to remember to do that and if you remember to do that, you'll do great.
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