Emyrson Flora was the youngest person left on American Idol when she went home after top 10 fan voting.
Although she is only 16 and in high school, she has big plans for her future.
Here’s a look at what Emyrson has planned now that her American Idol journey has come to an end.
Emyrson Flora talks about the future after American Idol
Emyrson Flora is an Ohio high school student who was one of American Idol’s top singers during the 20th anniversary season.
On Thursday, Emyrson was back at school for the first time since leaving American Idol. Now it’s time for her to find out what’s next in her life once she graduates from high school.
She told ABC News that her future still includes college, but she also plans to record and perform music at the same time.
She also said nobody knows what it’s like to be on American Idol unless they’ve been there.
“Walking into the room is probably something nobody understands until you’re in it,” Emyrson said. “It’s really like picking yourself up and standing in front of your TV.”
“And they look like mannequins, it’s crazy, and especially as a 16-year-old who’s in high school every day and has to do my homework and now on national television and singing to stay in this huge competition that – it’s just so surreal and I don’t think I can really deal with it.”
Emyrson Flora talks about leaving American Idol
Emyrson also spoke Akron Beacon Journal about going back to school after becoming a huge star on national television.
Thanks to American Idol, she returned to Walsh Jesuit in Cuyahoga Falls for the first time in a long time.
“Live TV is tough,” Emyrson said. “Its hard. Nobody prepares you for that. It’s such a rush.”
“There’s a lot going on in your head and you’re standing in front of these mega-celebrities.”
She also said it was strange becoming famous herself, which was revealed during her Disneyland trip.
“A lot of people recognized me, which was so crazy and weird,” she said. “In my eyes nobody cares and nobody knows who I am. But now I realize I’m on TV. I forget it because I’m living it, so it’s super weird.”
Now she wants to keep making music.
“I just hope I can make music after that,” Emyrson said. “I want to release music and record my own songs. I just want to keep showing myself out there.”
American Idol airs Sunday and Monday nights at 8:7c on Fox.
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