For Britnee Kellogg the show goes on after Idol
“American Idol” contestant Britnee Kellogg, who was eliminated from the competition on Thursday night’s broadcast, was at work Friday at Regents Bank in Vancouver. She hopes to continue singing and hopes that Idol’s exposure will further propel her career. The morning after her tearful exit from “American Idol” was broadcast to the world, Vancouver resident Britnee Kellogg was back at work Friday at a local bank.While fans were posting encouraging words on her Facebook page about her performance, she still hadn’t watched the pivotal episode herself.Thursday night, as the show aired, the 27-year-old divorced mother of two sang at a southeast Portland bar to a sellout crowd and signed autographs afterward. When she got home, she said, she couldn’t bring herself to watch the segment, which featured her performance of “You Just Keep Me Hangin’ On” with two fellow contestants, followed by her emotional end-of-show elimination.“I just didn’t (watch),” Kellogg said Friday. “I was on such a high” after the live performance.The Portland gig wasn’t the bright lights of Hollywood or the glitter of Vegas, but music is music and it won’t stop — according to Kellogg — just because the TV cameras have been turned off. If she’s learned anything from competing on the Fox show, she said it’s to keep pursuing her dream and keep seeking opportunities — all while recognizing she can’t control the outcome.“You just have to take what you can from the experience and do better,” she said. “I do plan on being successful at music at whatever level.”Kellogg credits the show, a widely popular Fox TV fixture that’s recently tanked in ratings, for giving her exposure on the national stage, which she hopes can help further her career. Already, she has been mentioned in People magazine, ABC News and several other national news outlets. Fans from as far away as Brazil and the Philippines have expressed support on her Facebook fan page and on Twitter.