By Jake Perlman
Updated March 21, 2014 at 06:58 PM EDT

M.K. Nobilette’s less-than-perfect performance wasn’t a hit with America.

Nobilette was the fourth finalist voted off American Idol Thursday night after singing Pink’s “Perfect” during the Top 10’s performance night of Top 10 hits. M.K. Nobilette, Majesty Rose and Dexter Roberts rounded out the bottom three — Majesty for the second week in a row, while M.K. hit the bottom for the third time this season. After an emotional goodbye from the judges, M.K. talked to EW after the elimination.


M.K. NOBILETTE: I’m happy. My goal was to make top 10. I made the summer tour, so I’ll be back!

What was that moment when you went back to the band before your “Save Me” song tonight?

I just wanted to make sure we were on the same page. It’s been a while since we sang it, we don’t rehearse those. I just wanted to make sure that everything was perfect, and I remembered everything the right way. I just looked at the beginning and the ending with them.

How did you feel about your performance honestly? You seemed pretty upset after.

It kind of sucked. I mean — I don’t mean the performance — just the whole night kind of sucked. I definitely did the worst out of everybody because, like, I fumbled so hard. Even so, I wanted to make top 10, summer tour, and I did, so I’m happy.

Did you think the judges might have used the save for you?

No. I didn’t think about it. I don’t like to think about those things. I don’t want to get my hopes up, and they don’t or then they do, and I’m awkwardly surprised. I just like to look at it one thing at a time.

Who do you think the judges might use the save for?

Ooh, that’s a good question. You know like, I really don’t know. I want to say C.J.

What did the judges say to you after?

Only Harry came up and said something, and he said I’m an amazing musician, and I shouldn’t give up, and he really encouraged me to make an album. He’s so amazing, so I’m pretty happy. He was the first one to say yes to me at my first audition so he’s always been on my side. I appreciate him. I think he’s one of the realest musicians alive. He’s the only one that’s not afraid to tell you what’s wrong and the one thing I’m going to carry with me from American Idol was definitely what he said about [not wanting to be there]. I’m always gonna ask myself before I sing now if I want to be there so I have something to prove.

What are you going to miss least about the competition?

Man, tomorrow I have to get up at 5 so, I guess being away from home. At least for now. Tour will be easy because it will be constant fun. Everything when we’re singing is the greatest time ever, but when we’re not singing and we’re just back at the hotel, we have so many rules and so many things we can’t do; it’s hard to know if something is okay or not.

What’s next for you?

After all of this is over, I’m still on [Idol] contract so I can’t really do very much right now. But, I want to go to Seattle and work and play some gigs there. I really want to go to Seattle a lot.