On being a mentor on "Duets" after her experience with "American Idol":
"I'm going to be completely honest -- I had no one looking out for me. They were looking out for the show, and it was horrible.
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"I was 19 years old. I was smart enough to know that it wasn't about me, but that didn't make it any easier. I'm all cried out about it, but my first four years, I hated my life; I almost quit a dozen times."
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