The fourth place finisher in American Idol, Hollie Cavanagh, stopped by the New 103.7 Lite FM studios to talk to Leigh Ann this afternoon. Hollie talked about her experience on the show, which judge she looked up to the most and of course Leigh Ann guided the conversation to the clothes.
It’s been a busy four months for the 18 year old from McKinney, Texas. After the Idol auditions and through Hollywood week, Vegas and the top twelve it is pretty much non stop for the Idol contestants.
Hollie described the time on Idol as, “Early mornings, long nights and then early mornings again. It’s really tiring”
The only day she would get to sleep in was show day because there were hair and make-up people so she didn’t have to do her hair or anything. But not every Idol waited on the hair and makeup teams for show day.
“Skylar would get up and do her hair and I would roll out of bed and go because on show days they would do all your hair and makeup so there is no point in waking up early,” Hollie said. “But for some reason Skylar would do it anyway, I don’t know why.”
[photogallerylink id=85376 align=left]We all know that Skylar and Hollie, who roomed together the entire time on the show, were best friends, but what judge did Hollie like the best?
“Definitely Jennifer, because she’s a very strong female in the music industry,” Cavanagh said of the judge who urged her to try out again after just missing the top 12 on season 10 of Idol. “When she performs she dominates the stage and career wise I look up to her. She was a lot of help.”
And if you ever wondered about the clothes that the hopeful Idol’s wear on the show, Hollie confirmed that they do in fact get to keep everything they wear on the show. But she can’t share them with Leigh Ann, at 5’8″ Leigh Ann would make the 5 foot tall pop singers pants into shorts.
So out of all of those outfits that Hollie was able to wear, which one was her favorite?
“My black dress I wore for ‘Bleeding Love’. It was short but the production people wanted a huge train…so they added a bunch of fabric to make it look long.”
Being the third runner-up on the 11th season of American Idol hasn’t really changed the 18-year-old Texan. She swears her rates for babysitting Leigh Ann’s daughter Hailey haven’t risen at all. It might be hard to find time for babysitting. Hollie heads back to LA Tuesday for rehearsals for the American Idol Tour which kicks off July 6th. It burns through Dallas on July 29th.