A. I think it's all sunk in pretty well. When you go through "Idol" it's actually a lot more gradual than people realize because of how long the tryout and competition process really is. We have had a lot of time to process things from the initial try out to where we are today.
A. No, I didn't push him at all. I actually didn't have super high expectations because I had had several friends who sing just as well as Kris try out and not even make it through the first round. I knew that it was a lot about luck in the beginning, and so I didn't think too much about it at all. I did have a feeling that if he could ever make it to Hollywood he could do really well though.
A. It was frustrating to be honest. By that point we knew he had already made it to the top 36 so we couldn't understand the lack of airtime. He had given very solid performances in Hollywood, so it was hard to reason out why we were never seeing him. I had the feeling that he just wasn't really a favorite in the eyes of the people editing the show. We knew that it all came down to the top 36 performance, so I think we all felt there was a lot of pressure on that day.