Idol's Kree Harrison on Patsy-Vs.-Dolly 'Rivalry,' Her 'Selfish' Song Choice and Susan Tedeschi Twitter Love! Plus: 'It's a Choice to Be Happy'

Kree Harrison‘s life philosophy is simple: “Be yourself and nothing else.” There are worse things that can happen in life than Group Round drama on American Idol. Winning is as simple as scoring a Twitter follow by the Tedeschi Trucks Band.

Those were just a few of the life lessons Kree shared when she stopped by TVLine HQ for an Idology exit interview* that covered everything from her Hollywood Week solo of “Stars” to Nicki Minaj’s marriage proposal to the joy she felt at getting to show her blues, pop and soul influences over the course of the competition. (*Just FYI: This one got cut a wee bit short due to Kree’s breakneck schedule in NYC.)

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Also on the docket: How she felt about the judges’ infamous comments after her duet with Janelle Arthur on Madonna’s “Like a Prayer”; why she never tried flipping a hip-hop song into something more country; what went through her mind before her a capella intro on “What the World Needs Now Is Love”; and which seventy-something country star is totally putting her to shame on social media.

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So press play below for the full Kreedom experience, and for all my Idol news, interviews, recaps and video — including one later today with Season 12 champ Candice Glover — follow me on Twitter @MichaelSlezakTV!