By Michael Slezak
Updated March 25, 2010 at 04:15 AM EDT

Lacey Brown’s 12th place finish on American Idol‘s ninth season may not have been exactly what she’d hoped for, but it beat her season 8 experience, where she managed to crack the top 54, but only saw her face flash on the screen for a hot, ridiculous second. Lacey stopped by the Idolatry studios to talk about getting snubbed in the year of Kradison, spiraling out of control during her semifinal performance of “Landslide,” and missing out on a mentoring session with Miley Cyrus. Well, okay, she doesn’t exactly dish the latter topic, but her facial expression is worth 1,000 words. Press play below and ch-ch-check out our three-part chat, then head to the comments and let me know what you think. (Follow me on Twitter @EWMichaelSlezak.)