'Idolatry': Didi Benami on writing with Crystal, getting 'Terrified,' and rejecting the sympathy vote | EW.com

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'Idolatry': Didi Benami on writing with Crystal, getting 'Terrified,' and rejecting the sympathy vote

Don’t use the words “emotionally fragile” to describe Didi Benami. That may have been how she was portrayed onscreen during American Idol’s ninth season, but the 10th-place finisher says there’s a lot more to her than crying spells and emotional reminiscing. And indeed, when Didi stopped by the Idolatry studios earlier this week, we dished a wide range of topics – including the lost Lillith vibe of season 9; her original but ultimately botched plan for “What Becomes of the Brokenhearted”; and the ousted contestant who texted her right after her elimination. Press play below for our full three-part interview,

and to get all my Idol news and commentary, follow me on Twitter @EWMichaelSlezak. If you’re on an iPhone/iPad, you can head to our Idolatry hub to watch Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. (RELATED: This week’s American Idol Power List: Vote for your favorite!; Adam Lambert exclusive: Confirmed as ‘American Idol’ mentor next week! What do you think?)