Skylar Laine

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Skylar Laine (born Skylar Laine Harden; February 1, 1994) is an American singer from Brandon, Mississippi. She placed fifth on the eleventh season of American Idol.

Early life

Laine graduated from Brandon High School a year early. Her musical influences are Miranda Lambert, Waylon Jennings and George Jones. Laine also worked at her family's business in Mississippi. She has also moved to Nashville, Tennessee.

American Idol


Laine auditioned in Houston, Texas. In the semi-finals she performed "Stay with Me" by Faces. She was one of the top five female vote getters and advanced to the top 13. She is the second finalist from Mississippi, the other being Jasmine Murray from American Idol season 8. After the competition, she plans to move to Nashville, Tennessee.


Episode Theme Song choice Original artist Order # Result
Audition Auditioner's Choice "Hell on Heels" Pistol Annies N/A Advanced
Hollywood Round, Part 1 First Solo Not aired N/A Advanced
Hollywood Round, Part 2 Group Performance "Son of a Preacher Man" Dusty Springfield N/A Advanced
Hollywood Round, Part 3 Second Solo "You Lie" The Band Perry N/A Advanced
Las Vegas Round Songs from the 1950s
Group Performance
"Dedicated to the One I Love" The "5" Royales N/A Advanced
Final Judgment Final Solo "Fancy" Bobbie Gentry N/A Advanced
Top 25 (Top 12 Women) Personal Choice "Stay with Me" Faces 6 Advanced
Top 13 Whitney Houston "Where Do Broken Hearts Go" Whitney Houston 8 Safe
Top 11 Year They Were Born "Love Sneakin' Up on You" Bonnie Raitt 9 Safe
Top 10 Billy Joel "Shameless" Billy Joel 4 Safe
Top 9 Their Personal Idols Solo "Gunpowder & Lead" Miranda Lambert 2 Bottom 3
Trio "Like a Prayer" / "Borderline" / "Express Yourself"
with Hollie Cavanagh & Jessica Sanchez
Madonna 11
Top 8 Songs from the 1980s Duet "Islands in the Stream"
with Colton Dixon
Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton 3 Safe
Solo "Wind Beneath My Wings" Roger Whittaker 12
Top 7 Songs from the 2010s Solo "Didn't You Know How Much I Loved You" Kellie Pickler 1 Safe
Duet "Don't You Wanna Stay"
with Colton Dixon
Jason Aldean & Kelly Clarkson 6
Top 7 Songs from Now & Then "Born This Way" Lady Gaga 6 Safe
"I Heard It Through the Grapevine" The Miracles 13
Top 6 Queen "The Show Must Go On" Queen 2 Bottom 3
Contestant's Choice "Tattoos on This Town" Jason Aldean 8
Top 5 Songs from the 1960s Solo "Fortunate Son" Creedence Clearwater Revival 3 Eliminated
Trio "(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher"
with Hollie Cavanagh & Jessica Sanchez
Jackie Wilson 9
British Pop "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me" Dusty Springfield 10
  • ^ When Ryan Seacrest announced the results for this particular night, Laine was among the Bottom 3, but was declared safe first.
  • ^ Due to the judges using their one save on Jessica Sanchez, the Top 7 remained intact for another week.

Post Idol

She took part in the American Idols LIVE! Tour 2012, which began July 6, 2012 and ran till September 21, 2012.

It was announced on November 17, 2012 that Laine had signed with 19 Entertainment's management and had moved to Nashville, Tennessee to work on her debut album. She has worked with songwriters such as Nathan Chapman, Brett James, Hillary Lindsey, Luke Laird, and Chris Tompkins. She also debuted an original song called "Settle Down," written by herself, Chris DeStefano and Anne Preven. In January 2013, she left 19 Entertainment's management because they were unable to find a record label for her, but she is still working on her album.


Extended plays

Title Details Peak chart
American Idol Season 11 Highlights (Skylar Laine EP)
  • Release date: July 3, 2012
  • Label: 19 Recordings
  • Formats: CD
64 12
  • US: 33,000

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