'American Idol': Katie Stevens visits 'Idolatry,' dishes pitch problems, Adam Lambert comparisons, and...Dancersox?
American Idol season 9 contestant Katie Stevens would like you to spend the day with her. Or, to be more exact, she wishes at least one Idol episode per year would focus on the behind-the-scenes insanity the show’s finalists experience on a week-to-week basis; otherwise, viewers end up judging contestants’ personalities on seconds-long interview snippets, she adds. The 17-year-old Connecticut native stopped by the Idolatry studios to discuss why she didn’t flinch at choosing songs previously covered on the Idol stage by Adam Lambert and Kris Allen, how she overcame some of her semifinal pitch problems, and which season 9 contestant initially taught her Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies” dance. Also, just to be clear: “Ballsy” was Katie’s word choice; I said “gutsy.” The kid is all right. (To get all my Idol news and commentary, follow me on Twitter @EWMichaelSlezak.) If you have trouble watching videos in PopWatch or if you’re on an iPhone/iPad, head over to our Idolatry hub for Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.