'American Idol' interview: How Janelle Arthur brought country to Motown

Janelle Arthur's night didn't start off too great during "American Idol" Motown week. She was singled out for criticism in her Madonna duet with Kree Harrison. And then the country singer was expected to sing a style quite far from her own only minutes later.Fortunately for Janelle, she completely rocked her Motown-made-country.When we spoke to Janelle after the show, she mostly seemed relieved to have made it through some performances that had scared her. "I feel relieved that I got through it," she said. "I was able to not let anyone stop me from doing my thing. I mean, as if I wasn't under enough pressure, playing my guitar for the first time! And then having to deal with the comments before... It really felt good just to get through it."As for her solo performance itself, Janelle sang her own arrangement of The Supremes' "You Keep Me Hangin' On," accompanying herself on guitar. "If...



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