VIDEO: Does American Idol's Amber Holcomb Think the Judges' Praise Hurt Her?

Liz Raftery
TV Guide
Amber Holcomb | Photo Credits: Michael Becker/FOX

It was no secret in recent weeks that the judges on American Idol were showing slight favoritism towards Amber Holcomb. But their praise couldn't bring her out of the bottom two last week, and she was sent home. Does Holcomb think the judges' reactions backfired in her voting tally?

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"Not necessarily," Amber tells "For some reason, I was always in the bottom, so I guess they were just trying to get America to see what they weren't seeing."

See what else Amber had to say about the judges, plus her thoughts on whether mentor Harry Connick, Jr. would be a good addition to the Idol panel, in our exclusive video below:

American Idol airs Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8/7c on Fox.