Jacob Lusk was eliminated on this week’s American Idol, bringing the singing competition down to the final four: Lauren Alaina, James Durbin, Scotty McCreery and Haley Reinhart.
Now here is what they have to say about their American Idol experience:
What do you do right before you perform?
Lauren: “I try to remember to breathe. I always say a prayer. Without breathing and faith, I wouldn’t survive!”
James: “I get in the zone of the songs I’m singing. I meditate in that moment.”
Scotty: “I always find a quiet spot to sit down, gather my thoughts and pray.”
Haley: “I’m usually quite the talker, but I like to find a few moments of isolation right before I get up there.”
What’s the best or coolest thing you’ve ever received from a fan?
Lauren: “Anything I receive from a fan is special! I am truly such a blessed girl to have my fans!”
James: “A WWE Championship belt!”
Scotty: “A necklace with my favorite bible verse, Philippians 4:13, on the back.”
Haley: “I just received a sock monkey doll from a lady who suffers from a tumor. It touched my heart.”
What’s the best advice you’ve been given this season from the judges?
Lauren: “To believe in myself!”
James: “Don’t hold back, and don’t be afraid to go there. OWN IT – IT’S YOURS!”
Scotty: “To stay in my lane, and if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”
Haley: “Go with your gut and do you!”
When American Idol returns on Wednesday, May 11, the final four will perform the songs of renowned American songwriting and producing duo Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller.