|Erika Van Pelt|
"I realized I was going to be in the end. I might have had to have a extremely, extremely stand apart, insane, over the top efficiency to [advance another week]," she informs after her reduction. "I never had my moment!"
Realistically, Van Pelt (affectionately known as EVP) sensed her time had come. "I realized in my gut that if it were Heejun and I in the end two that it would be me to go house, just because of what has occurred in the display thus far. It's not me being doubtful -- I was just kind of being genuine about it. I've been in the end for four several days in a row. The united states never elected me into the top anything. I got stored once by Randy in the Outrageous Card and then weekly after that I got sent to the end. I was getting badly unpleasant being in that seat weekly. Those chairs are so uncomfortable!"
Besides -- it's not like she ever offered a awful efficiency or anything. "It would be okay for me to be seated in those chairs if I were out of beat, had I messed up the lines, had I decreased or something or created an unpleasant deceive out of myself -- that has been the challenging factor for me, because I do experience very extremely pleased of every efficiency I've had on that level."
That's not to say she's not upset about leaving. "I'm not going to lie -- it really stinks being the first of the top 10 to go home. I'm not going to make any excuses for that -- it really is crappy," she admits.
Still, she's excited at what's ahead. "On the other side of the coin, I'm stoked for tour. It's just going to be amazing. I'm so excited to be on tour, especially with this group of people. We have a ton of fun together. Even through long rehearsal days and just, you know, hell, we somehow have a good time every time we go out there. It's horrible -- the stage managers want to kill us because we're always having too much fun."
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