Bucky Interviews

Bucky Interviews

Here is Bucky Covington’s interview with MTV.com.  Some Highlights:

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  • On being eliminated after a solid performance, “It’s better. You know, I’d rather leave on a high note than a low note. If I’m not gonna win it, eight’s just as good as four to me. I feel pretty good about it. Seems like a lot of people are like, ‘Oh, I didn’t think you shoulda went.’ I’d rather have ’em say, ‘I didn’t think you’d make it this far.'”
  • Other Queen songs he was considering, “Crazy Little Thing Called Love, ” the one Taylor [Hicks] switched to. I don’t know, Kid Rock had a version of it and everything and it was a fun song. I had a fun time doing it.”
  • Why he didn’t perform Kid Rock, “I actually entered some in, but they didn’t clear. That’s cool, though.”
  • On the Twin-Swapping story, (check it out here) “First thing I thought was they’re trying to pull up dirt on me and all they got is a car wreck in ’98. They aren’t looking hard enough. It’s hard to say, though.”
  • On reading the Internets, “I look at ’em every so often. It’s amazing how some people can love you so much and somebody else can hate your guts. But thank God people are different, ’cause if we were all the same, we’d be living in Rockingham, listening to country. And that’d be too crowded for me. If you hate my guts and love someone else, then thank you for making their dreams come true.”
  • Who he’ll miss the most, “Buddywise, I’m gonna have to go with Elliott Yamin. He was my best buddy through this whole thing. Actually I was leaving last night and he was like, ‘Man, I’m gonna miss you.’ And I said, ‘Don’t worry, I’ll see you next week.’ I was just kidding with him.”

From EntertainmentWeekly:

  • On Simon’s prediction that Ace would leave, “A lot of people had come up and said they thought it might be [Ace]. But you know, votes come in. Yeah, maybe I felt a little bit better when Simon said that, but not really. Either it was gonna be me or it was gonna be him or it was gonna be Elliott. I was cool with it…”
  • Is Bucky really relaxed as he seems? “Oh, yeah. I learned two words a long time ago that help out a lot: ”Screw it.” If something’s bothering you, don’t dwell on it. Just let it go. Worrying ain’t gonna do nothing but make it worse. I don’t get stressed out. At all. Ever. [Laughs] It takes up too much time. I’d rather laugh and have fun.”
  • Did that attitude help with the judges comments? “…if you just want to try to be mean to me or whatever, I just write it off. You’re just trying to sell a TV show. I know that, and you know that.”
  • Why Bucky didn’t audition with his Twin (Rocky auditioned on his own), “I didn’t want to come in with a gimmick, a bad story about my family, or ”I’m a twin.” People use all different stories to get publicity right off the bat. Hey, it’s a good idea — get it how you can get it — but it’s just not what I wanted to do. My brother actually wanted to try out together, but I didn’t want the whole twin gimmick.”
  • About not exploiting a backstory, “I’m sure it hurt me. I’m sure it hurt me a great deal. A lot of contestants, people started finding out who they were as soon as the show came on. By the time they started showing me, I had to change a lot of people’s minds who were already full-fledged fans of someone else. That makes it a little tougher for me to compete against.”
  • Least favorite performance, “‘Oh Boy’ [during 1950s week]. I kind of wish I wouldn’t have done it. Or I think I could’ve done a better job with it.”
  • What went wrong, “I have no idea, really. When I first heard the song, I was ready to go with it. I don’t know if I lived through it so many times I finally got tired of it. When it came time to do it, I just wasn’t feeling it. I wasn’t real happy with the outfit I had, just nothing felt right. And I think it showed.”
  • Favorite Songs, “As far as songs I enjoyed doing, I liked ”Best I Ever Had” during country week. Garth Brooks’ ”Thunder Rolls, ” and ”Wave on Wave, ” I had a great time doing those. ”Real Good Man, ” too. I liked all the country ones I did.”
  • What’s next, “I’ve got to pursue the singing thing. I’ve done come too far now to just throw it away…I’m sticking with country [music].”
  • Final thoughts, “You know, there’s so many emotions running through you. But right now, I’m actually pretty happy. I’m excited to see what’s coming up for the next five years. I had a good time on the show; now I get to go home and see the family and pat my dog on the head. Last night I was a little bummed out about getting voted off, but as soon as I went to the kiss-off dinner, I felt great about it. Like I say, I’d rather leave on this note than a bad one.”

Wow, he’s got a great attitude.  Interesting that he did not want to exploit his backstory.  Although, a gimmick really helps, and I wonder if he regrets his decision at all now?  Considering his easy going attitude–probably not.