Did Skylar Laine deserve to get the boot on 'American Idol'?Add to Favorites | American Idol
Laine had a lot going for her as a contestant -- high energy, great attitude, command of the stage and the coveted position of being the lone country singer in a sea full of balladeers. Country music is a huge genre that will go untapped for the rest of the "Idol" season. Last year's finalists were two teen country singers -- so how come the charismatic Laine couldn't make it further in the competition? And furthermore, why wasn't she surprised to go?
She might not have had her best night singing a British tune and something from the '60s -- they're not really in her wheelhouse, so give the gal a break -- but she unquestionably performed better than Phillip Phillips, who's managed to spend the entire season outside of the Bottom 3 (or 2, whatever they're doing).
Cavanagh's on an upswing, Ledet consistently gets standing ovations from the judges and Sanchez had a mediocre first song but slayed her second. Laine, on the other hand, has been consistently solid throughout the competition.
So, we pose this question: Was Laine the most deserving of elimination from the Top 5? Or should someone else have gotten the boot instead?