Karen Rodriguez on Leaving Idol and Her 'What It Is-Ness'

Despite her departure last night, New York's Karen Rodriguez has no regrets about her bilingual approach to 'American Idol.'

In a conference call with the press this afternoon, Karen emphasized the importance of being true to her self on her 'Idol' journey.

"I've always had a vision of myself being a Latin-American artist and just to be able to sing a song of that magnitude (Mariah Carey's 'Hero'0 in both languages on the number one show in America, on a show called 'American Idol'...



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