: Do you feel the pressure has lessened some now?

AD: Yeah, it does feel like it'll be a notch down just because the judging isn't right in front of you. ... You're not going out in front of 30 million; you're going out in front of 30,000 people, but still a big crowd. But I think there's a pressure, like I was saying, from here on out, the pressure you put on yourself to do the best you can do. And for us who don't make it to the top two, it's really the pressure to show people that you belong there.

Ryan Seacrest on the difficulty of saying goodbye to Idols.

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