2013 Idol Tour Rehearsal Interview: Devin Velez

Lyndsey Parker
Reality Rocks (New)

Yahoo! Music's Reality Rocks recently stopped by the Season 12 Idols' secret rehearsal space in Los Angeles to chat with the contestants about the upcoming American Idol Live! tour, which kicks off July 19.

There at rehearsals, eighth-place finalist Devin Velez was refreshingly candid, dishing on that bizarre Twitter feud with Nicki Minaj; his feelings about the exits of Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, and (possibly) Keith Urban from "Idol"; what sort of judges he'd like to see on "Idol" next season; the infamous week when his group performance with Lazaro Arbos and Burnell Taylor went horribly awry and he ended up getting eliminated; and how, at the end of the day, he and his fellow Idols "really do love each other." Aw.

Check out what Devin had to say, and be sure to come back Friday, July 19, when the Idols take over Yahoo! Music's Instagram as they kick off their tour!

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