senior Kristi Krause was eliminated from American Idol during Thursday's first Hollywood round episode, but the teen still has plans to be a star.
In interviews this week, the 17-year-old talked about upcoming plans to study music and songwriting at community college as she pursues her career.
Krause was not shown during Thursday's episode and a FOX spokesperson confirmed that she had been eliminated.
The teen has a CD in the works and is set to sing her original song "Angel Forever" at a run/walk for Chelsea King in March. Krause penned the song last year for King, the Poway teen who was murdered by sexual predator John Gardner. Check out the song and more music from Krause on her MySpace page.