Idology: Hollie Cavanagh on Diva Ballads, Deadly Heels and Why She Initially Hated 'Bleeding Love'

Hollie Cavanagh fans still upset by the tough feedback she got from American Idol judges over the course of Season 11, breathe easy. As Kelly Clarkson likes to say, what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, and indeed, that’s Hollie’s philosophy about her rollercoaster journey to a fourth-place finish.

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In a freewheeling Idology interview, Hollie talks about what exactly made her cry so hard during her near-disastrous Season 10 audition, which lessons she learned from fellow contestant and close friend Joshua Ledet, how she was inspired by the Idol run of Haley Reinhart, why she still winces a little over her performance of “Save Me,” and which Season 11 outfit she’ll never forget. Plus, she delves into her love of diva ballads, her weakness for super high heels, and her penchant for digging in said heels when people tell her “no.”

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So press play below for the two-part Hollie Cavanagh experience, and for all my Idol news, interviews, and recaps, follow me on Twitter @MichaelSlezakTV!