Brooke: (on what was going through her head when she was eliminated from "American Idol") Everything. I anticipated it in a way. It was in my gut. I felt so grateful and happy and -- boom! -- it hit me. This is done. It's over. The finality of that phase of the experience being over was sad. [There was] fear of going back into the real world. It was emotional and I hoped so much I could have been stronger. I'm an emotional girl and I'm passionate, and I guess that really came across on stage because I felt really vulnerable every time.