For Songs from This Decade week on “American Idol,” Skylar Laine took on a former “Idol” finalist with Kellie Pickler’s “Didn’t You Know How Much I Loved You.” It was a great follow-up from last week. Her “Wind Beneath My Wings” was excellent, but isn’t current, whereas this song is something Skylar would release.

The judges loved it too. Randy and Jennifer were complimentary of her pitch and Randy astutely said that’s exactly the type of record she could have a hit with. And then Steven tylers, “When you sing a song, it’s a complete sentence,” or some kind of nonsense. But we’ll assume that was a compliment.

What did you think of Skylar? Has she come on to be a serious contender? We think she has. Did she get your votes tonight?

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."