Idology: DeAndre Brackensick on Jimmy's Scorn, Fresh Idol Songs, and a Genius Finale Idea

DeAndre Brackensick made it all the way to eighth-place on Season 11 of American Idol, but don’t worry, it hasn’t gone to his head. DeAndre is still the kind of teenager who uses “if” not “when” to describe the album he’d like to make, who talks about using negative comments as fuel to improve his performances, and who’s still smarting over the unexpected ouster of his Vegas group member Candice Glover.

DeAndre stopped by TVLine HQ for his Idology interview where he discussed all of the above, plus how he continued to work with the members of his legendary Season 10 Hollywood group (the Minors) after their respective ousters, why he chose Stevie Wonder’s “Master Blaster” in spite of its limited vocal range, and what exactly went wrong on his performances of “Endless Love” and “Only the Good Die Young.”

So press play below for a deep-dive into DeAndre’s “Idol journey,” then hit the comments with your thoughts. And for all my Idol news, interviews, and recaps, follow me on Twitter @MichaelSlezakTV!