'Idol' exit Q&A: Megan Joy | EW.com


'Idol' exit Q&A: Megan Joy

On the day after she was voted off, the polarizing ''Idol'' chanteuse explains her cawing, her dancing, why she got up in the judges' faces Wednesday night...and the one show she REALLY wants to get a call from

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The caw. The dance moves. The voice. Nobody was really surprised that Megan Joy got voted off American Idol last night. But while not many people will actually miss her singing, we’ll all feel the freak void without her.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Megan, let’s discuss the caw. What the…?
MEGAN JOY: I’m just a big dork. I’ve always made animal noises all the time. I cawed at the end of ”Rockin’ Robin.” I thought, ”If I go out, I’m gonna go out with a bang.”

Yeah, I remember that. You know robins don’t caw, right?
No, they don’t, but I didn’t know what else I could do.

Judging from how your fellow contestants were laughing during this week’s results show, it seemed like your cawing was a dare or something. Was it?
No, but all throughout the day yesterday I was like, ”Guys, I think I’m going home.” They kept saying no, but I said, ”If I go, I’m gonna be a bird the entire night. I’m gonna be ridiculous.” They said, ”No, you won’t.” And I was like, ”Yes, watch me.” So they said they would caw for me. And they sure did.

The whole night it seemed like you knew you were going.
Yeah, I did. I kind of had a feeling.

It was harsh when Simon told you that the judges didn’t care enough to consider keeping you in the competition.
Yeah, I was thinking, wow. Did what I say really upset them that much? It was so silly. It was like, really? You’re that upset at me?

Did it make it hard to perform after being dissed like that?
No. If anything, I was not worried at all. If I had been singing for my life I would have been more nervous for the song. I totally messed up the song and it didn’t matter. I just had fun.

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