In a shocking elimination, Skylar Laine was sent home this week on American Idol. While the country vote came out loud and proud last season, sending both Lauren Alaina and Scotty McCreery into the finale, this year’s lone country star-in-the-making bowed out at Number 5. Idol just won’t be the same without the Mississippi native’s feisty spirit!

For all you die-hard Skylar fans, we’ve got her best performances for you below.

Credit: DailyMotion Photo: Watch Skylar Laine Sing Miranda Lambert’s “Gunpowder and Lead” in American Idol’s Top 9 on March 28, 2012
Credit: Rickey.Org Photo: Watch Skylar Laine Sing Bette Midler’s “Wind Beneath My Wings” in American Idol’s Top 8 on April 4, 2012
Credit: YouTube Photo: Watch Colton Dixon and Skylar Laine Sing “Don’t You Wanna Stay” in American Idol’s Top 7 on April 11, 2012
Credit: YouTube Photo: Watch Skylar Laine Sing Kellie Pickler’s “Didn’t Know How Much I Loved You” in American Idol's Top 7 on April 11, 2012
Credit: YouTube Photo: Watch Skylar Laine Sing Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” in American Idol’s Top 7 on April 18, 2012