'American Idol': DeAndre Brackensick's post-'Idol' plans? Prom.


DeAndre Brackensick's "American Idol" journey may have come to an end, but the 17-year-old high school senior has big plans once he finishes his post-"Idol" press tour: prom.The curly-haired teen with the trademark falsetto tells Zap2it after the Top 8 results show that he's tremendously grateful not only for the experience and knowledge gained competing on the show, but also for the boost to his self-confidence."I'm just glad that I finally get to go to a prom that I'm going to actually enjoy," he confesses. "'Idol' brought out me, and I'm so glad 'Idol' did bring out me. Every dance I've ever had I was either a ticket-taker or a coat-taker because I was just so uncomfortable with myself."All together now: AWWWW. (And for the ladies: No, he doesn't have a date yet.)Brackensick says he had to give up quite a bit to be on the show, but he'd do it again in a heartbeat....



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