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Say Goodbye to Devin Velez


Devin Velez, only days after his elimination and eighth place finish, sat down with the press to discuss his time on AMERICAN IDOL and the IDOL experience. Find out what the Chicago, IL native had to say below.

Devin on whether he was unfairly judged on the night of his elimination: "Not really unfairly. I think that I am a little at fault, though, I didn't forget my lyrics. I think that when you're in a group, because one person is representing everyone else, I think it should have been my job as a brother to the other two and we could have maybe discussed learning the lyrics a lot better, just because if we knew that we were going to be so unsure of our lyrics getting on stage, we probably should not have done the song." 

Devin on whether he believes a woman is lock to win Idol this year: "You know, you can never be sure. I know that the odds are scary right now, but if the guys step it up they do have a chance. I think that all the people that are left, it's really scary the way this competition is going to go, just because the talent that's left is amazing. These people, they're some of the best singers I've ever heard."

Devin on whether he had a feeling he would be saved by the judges or not: "I kind of knew the writing was on the wall, man. Nothing of course was definite until the moment of, but even the night prior I was getting this feeling and I was like, all right, now I think I'm going home. And I wasn't sad about it, I'm still not sad about it now, and it's weird because people are expecting me to be all mopey and crying, but my thing is making top ten was winning for me, everything after that was falling action. It's a great accomplishment."

Devin on attending college, post-IDOL: "I can always enroll into college, but I would still love to get my degree in music education there at VanderCook, I think it's been my dream for the last year and a half, and I keep in contact with those people and I've fallen in love with the team there, and the students and the faculty, they're just really good, and I think I'd learn a lot from that school, so yes, I'm definitely thinking about it."

All the best to you, Devin!
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