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American Idol: Brooke White Opens Up About Her Emotional Elimination

May 02, 2008 01:01 AM by Joe Reality

Brooke White TissueThroughout American Idol 7, Brooke White often came across as the most emotional of the top twelve finalists. When asked how she overcame her nerves and pushed through doing the show each week, Brooke White said, “I don’t know if you really have a choice. You get there, and I think there has just been something within me, when I thought I wasn’t able to keep going, and you totally feel like you’re sinking and it’s like, okay, swim. You have to, you realize you’re here; you have to make the best of it.”

Brooke continued, “The pressure is so incredibly difficult, but you know what, I was here to do my absolute best, and be as true to myself as possible, and I can say in my heart, even with the challenges I faced, I think I was able to do that.”

One of Brooke’s most emotional moments came right after she learned that her American Idol journey had ended. Brooke explained, “I had anticipated it in a strange way, it was in my gut, and I thought I was strong, I really did, I felt so grateful and happy, and then “boom” it hit me, this is done this is over. The finality of that phase of the experience being over was sad, and then the fear of going back into the real world and what does the future hold, and also an excitement. It was just a lot of feelings that I was feeling. Yes, it was emotional, and I’d hoped so much that I could have been stronger, but I guess I’m just an emotional girl, I’m passionate, and that really came across on the stage, because I felt very vulnerable every time.”

When asked if it was a relief to be off the show, Brooke White said, “Yes and no, I think after Tuesday night, I was ready, I was reenergized, my spirits were up, I wanted to keep going, and then I woke up Wednesday morning, and I knew, it was in my gut, Brooke, you’re going home; weird. Part of me wanted to keep going, and the other part of me was thinking this has been amazing, and it is kind of a relief.”

In summing up her experience on American Idol, Brooke White said, “I don’t really know how to put it into words, but it all has become this incredible roller coaster ride filled with a lot of emotions, and a lot of experiences that I don’t think I could ever have gotten in any other way.”

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