Goodbyes at this point have gone past the painful, and into the awkward, since there isn’t much time left for them to be “gone”! :)
Nevertheless though, you look at their journey, from the moment they started the season, to this one, and you just have to sit back and reflect on how they got to this point.
pixiebelle may have been eliminated, but she is still “with us”. Hers is an incredible story of coming out of nowhere, seemingly without any confidence or belief in her own abilities, other than a vague sense of “I can do this!” and over the course of several seasons becoming a success story. I’m not just talking about her runs in Idol. I’m talking about who she is as a person. It’s about time that she has realized what a remarkable person she is, and IMO, she hasn’t even cracked the tip of that particular iceberg.
Her writing has grown better and better every season. She is definitely someone that I hope to have my eye on her growth well beyond the end of Season 9. Because if she keeps getting better at this rate, she will be a force to reckon with. (and she’s already pretty darn good!!)
Thank you Kristen, for an amazing run, filled to the brim with great stories as well as some great “reality moments”, and for the love that you have for Idol.
I won’t even mock Kevin in this post. That is how impressive you were! :D
Goodbye, and congratulations for finishing THIRD. Considering how close you are to your 100 Weeks (I’m going to have to check this, but you MAY have reached it the fastest...if not, you’re really, really close that mark!) I really hope that we will see you when the curtain goes up next season!!