'American Idol' exit Q&A: Thia Megia says she feels 'devastated, but at the same time, happy' -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO | EW.com

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'American Idol' exit Q&A: Thia Megia says she feels 'devastated, but at the same time, happy' -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

If nothing else, Thia Megia says her time on Season 10 of American Idol finally gave her the chance to make her big brother cry. “I spoke to him last night,” she told EW backstage after Thursday night’s results show. “I actually got him to cry. We haven’t been able to talk as much during the [Idol] experience, just because it’s been so busy.” Thia says she was happy with her choice of Elton John’s melancholy song “Daniel,” which she dedicated to her brother, but the 16-year-old does note that she can do “so much more than just slower songs and ballads…. In the future, I see me as being my own artist and definitely not a ballad singer!”

You can check out the full interview, including why Thia thinks the first four people cut on the show have all been women, below: 

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