Janelle Arthur is keeping her head held high after failing to reach the final four on American Idol.
"Totally bittersweet, ya know, I'm excited that I'm going to be able to see my family now. But I'm definitely, I wasn't ready to go home. I want to keep on going. And I didn't expect to win, I just hoped to go as far as I could, and I'll mainly just miss all the girls and miss everybody," she said. "I think they were just a little bit harder on me sometimes and that's understandable because I know exactly who I am, and maybe that's the reason."
The judges were split on whether to save her Thursday night.
Despite the early exit, the judges said they know Janelle still has a long and successful future ahead of her.