"Seriously I have no idea how I won the show. I have looked back at things and thought 'that was pretty cool,' but I look back at some things and think 'man, why did they vote me through that night?' So I definately feel like I've gotten better
On the lack of guy finalists this year on American Idol:
"That's good. They need it. It's time for a girl to win. I havn't seen much of it this year, but it's time. I think people are tired of seeing me, David Cook, Phillip Phillips. I mean I guess they're not really because they keep voting for them, but I just think for the brand of American Idol it's time for a girl to win."
On having so many devoted fans:
"It's the best feeling in the world. People ask me what the best feeling ever is, and it's when you go play a show and people are singing your songs. It's a song you wrote, I song you performed, and they are singing right there with you. It's also really cool to have fans who have supported me through a lot of stuff. Things have been a roller coaster and fans have stuck with me which is really cool."
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