Last Thursday night, March 31, "American Idol" bid farewell to two more female finalists. One of them is Thia Megia, the youngest contestant in the talent show's history. A day after she was cut off from the competition, the 16-year-old spoke to E! Online and shared about her regrets of choosing safe song and ballads.
"The previous weeks where I did ballads, I do regret not choosing more upbeat songs because I don't want to come off as just a ballad singer, which I probably did," she admitted. "Through the weeks, songs that I wanted to do didn't fit in. I just hope America knows I can do so much more because previous auditions I've done were more upbeat and on the contemporary side."
Nonetheless, Thia did claim that she is happy about her decision to sing "Daniel" last Wednesday. She said, "The last performance I did I don't regret at all because I dedicated that song to my brother, and I poured all the motion I had inside me into that song. I'm happy that the last song I got to do on the show was dedicated to my big brother."
The teen singer moreover confessed to feel "a bit devastated" over her elimination, but added, "I didn't cry for more than 15 minutes because I told myself things happen for a reason." Looking forward to the tour, she expressed her excitement and said, "I feel this is my chance to show America that I don't just sing ballads and I can do so much more because I love to sing any kind of song from any kind of genre."
Aside from Thia, the Thursday result show also saw the last of Naima Adedapo on "Idol". Trying to make sense on what went wrong, she said in a Friday conference call with reporters, "I think sometimes people just didn't know where to place me. I felt like maybe they didn't understand me sometimes."
On the positive note, Naima added, "But, honestly, the reactions have been positive, though. It was like, 'I don't know about you, but I kind of like you.' I definitely struck people in a different kind of way. I think, because it was hard to place me in a certain category, that did have an effect on how people voted or how they perceived me."