Friday, March 21, 2008


"American Idol's" resident rocker chick, Amanda Overmyer, exited the competition this week after receiving the least votes. Based on an interview with Entertainment Weekly's web site, she has her head screwed on straight about the whole experience which is refreshing to see.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Would you ever go back to being a nurse?
AMANDA OVERMYER: I might have to. You never know. Number 11 is still pretty far down there on the food chain. Hopefully I created enough attention that somebody wants to pick me up and let me do something with music. But chances are they won't and I might end up right back where I started. I'll probably give it a good six months or so and beat the pavement. If this ends up being my 15 minutes of fame I will gracefully bow out and move on to do something different. This will not be the unicorn I will chase for the rest of my life.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: You sound very grounded and normal about this whole experience. Good for you.
AMANDA OVERMYER: That's the attitude I've had with all of this. I'm thankful to be here and feel very privileged to have come this far. But I absolutely refuse to be nostalgic about it. You know why? That's when you lose a sense of reality. I saw it happen with a few people. It's just ridiculous. We have the potential to be stars right now. We're not stars. All we are now is recognizable. That's it. I've got a hell of a lot more work in front of me before I can exhale and say, ''All right. I've made it.''

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