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Chris Sligh Almost Quit American Idol

March 30, 2007 11:17 PM by Joe Blackmon

American Idol finalist Chris Sligh was not surprised to be voted off
the show.  In regards to his last performance, Sligh said “It wasn’t a
great performance, but honestly, it was not as bad as what the judges
made it seem.  But that’s part of being on the show.  As soon as they
gave me the spanking that they did, I kind of knew that I was going
home.”

In fact, Chris Sligh was so sure that he was going home that he even made a fifty dollar wager with fellow American Idol finalist Phil Stacey.  Sligh said “I had told Phil that I was going home and he was like, “No way.  There’s no way that you’re going home before me.”  And I said, “Dude, I bet you $50 I’m going home.”  So he took me up on it and I won.”

However, Chris Sligh didn’t realize that he was still on camerca when he told Phil Stacey at the end of the American Idol results show that he owed him fifty bucks.  Sligh said “Honestly, the last couple of weeks, Stephanie and Brandon’s performances hadn’t been shown on TV.  So I honestly did not know that they were still filming me.  I thought I was just singing like Brandon and Stephanie.  I had no idea that my shout out, “You owe me $50,” was going to 30 million people.”

What’s even more surprising though is that Chris Sligh claims that he never wanted to win American Idol and almost quit the show.  Sligh said “I think that for me, I never came into this wanting to win it.  I come from an Indy alternative rock background.  For me, I think that winning American Idol would hurt what I was really going for.  I think what kind of solidified it in my mind was when I was pretty much universally trashed for my arrangement of “Endless Love.”  I thought, “This isn’t really the competition for me.”  Actually, I almost dropped out that week.  I went to the guy from 19, and I was like, “If I drop out when I make the top 10, can I still be on tour?”  They were like, “No, you have to get voted out.”"

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8 Responses to “Chris Sligh Almost Quit American Idol”

  1. Not A Cecille Fan Says:
    March 31st, 2007 at 12:38 am

    This guy is so full of it!! I’m glad he got voted out!

  2. Darla Says:
    March 31st, 2007 at 1:17 am

    Sligh, GO AWAY!!!!!!! GO!!!!! GET!!!!!! GO!!!!!!! GO!!!!!!!! GO!!!!!!! GO AWAY!!!!!!! GO!!!!!!!!! GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    GGEEEEEEEEEETTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!! GO!!!!! GET THE HELL OUT!!!!!!!!!!

    STICK A FORK IN YOU, PIG, YOU’RE DONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Anonymous Says:
    March 31st, 2007 at 1:25 am

    If he didn’t want to win, then why on Earth was he doing there? Good thing he was eliminated, now we know who he really is. He thinks he’s all that.

  4. Mike Says:
    March 31st, 2007 at 10:17 am

    what the hell is the matter with you people? how is he full of it? by being modest? well, modesty has been forgotten and has been replaced by ignorance. AND, if you are referring him to being fat by calling him a pig, I hope you burn in hell… you have NO clue, whatsoever, what it’s like to grow up being on the hefty side. People like you don’t even deserve to make it out of the womb. if you want to take this up, you know how to add me.

  5. CHILDISH ANTICS NEED TO STOP Says:
    March 31st, 2007 at 4:33 pm

    I don’t get why people have a negative attitude about the show but still participate in it by trying out or sitting there for hours purposely voting for the worst contestant. If you hate the show don’t try out or watch. Why do you negative people always have to ruin it for the rest of us? I enjoy this show because it’s fun to discover new talent. Last year everyone was complaining the show was “rigged” so I guess this VFTW business proves it isn’t. If it was Sanjaya would have been gone a long time ago. Just leave the show be, some of us ENJOY it.

  6. Senator Phil Gramm (R-TX) Says:
    April 1st, 2007 at 1:03 pm

    Sligh got the boot because of revelations of him attending racist Bob Jones University-plain and simple folks.

    By the way, Phil, Chris R, and hopefully Sanjaya are gone in the next couple of weeks, leaving Blake as the only guy in the Final 6.

  7. Anonymous Says:
    April 2nd, 2007 at 2:53 am

    Vote for Sangaya, they put him there so lets vote for him, Doolittle is a professional singer and shoud not be in the competition, and don’t you get sick of her actig so cutesy after she sings and gets good reviews,it is getting real old too fake for me. It is a popularity contest not a singing contest………

  8. Anonymous Says:
    April 2nd, 2007 at 2:55 am

    Vote for Sangaya, they put him there so lets vote for him, Doolittle is a professional singer and shoud not be in the competition, and don’t you get sick of her actig so cutesy after she sings and gets good reviews,it is getting real old too fake for me. It is a popularity contest not a singing contest………

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