Nashville Star Sends Laura and Sophie Packing

Posted by on 07/15/2008

The eye-rolling, crying and drama that performers Laura and Sophie brought to Nashville Star has come to an end.

The duo was eliminated last night, much to the relief of judge John Rich, who was infuriated by the blatant eye-roll Sophie gave the camera while Jewel was critiquing the duo’s lack of maturity and work ethic.

“It’s hard for me to even comment on this performance, because I’m so upset about last week,” said Rich.  “Why do you think it’s OK to roll your eyes and disrespect Jewel on national television?”

When Sophie responded with the explanation that she didn’t realize she had rolled her eyes, Jewel suggested that maybe she had a seizure. Judge Jeffrey Steele brought the tone back to a singing competition. “Girls, you look really grown up, I hope that can carry your through to the end,” he said.

But Laura and Sophie’s grown-up looks only carried them to the end of the show, when they stood next to Shawn Mayer in the bottom two and were given the boot.

“This was a great opportunity,” said Laura.  “I love everyone in the cast. I’m going to miss you all so much.”

Shawn Mayer joins remaining finalists Coffey, Melissa Lawson, Ashlee Hewitt and Gabe Garcia.