American Idol's Jacob Lusk: I Was Getting a Little Tired

After an emotionally draining experience on American Idol in which he would be judged as pitchy one week and then on par with Luther Vandross the next, Jacob Lusk exited the competition this week after tough performances of “No Air” and “Love Hurts.”

Still, an upbeat Lusk, the 23-year-old church singer and spa concierge from Compton, Calif., talked to reporters about the ouster and what’s next.

American Idol's Lauren Alaina Talks About Meeting Miley Cyrus

After a night dedicated to the music of singer-songwriter Carole King, the top six contestants remaining on American Idol spoke to reporters about the pressing issues of the night.