One of tho two latest American Idol cast-off, Andrew Garcia, chatted with OK! about how he felt this season’s panel was too hard on the judging.

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This season’s panel has been quite different than ones before and Andrew definitely took notice to that.

“I thought it was harder just because they were being really hard this year,” he told OK! on a conference call. “I don’t know why, but they were being really, really hard on the judging.”

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“I do, Andrew admitted to OK!, “Because I wonder what she would have thought about my song.”

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But it wasn’t just the judging from the panel that was difficult for Andrew to deal with.

Simon Cowell and Adam Lambert called him boring,  something his fellow Idol contestants never did.

“They don’t know my personality, they weren’t hanging out with me,” Andrew explained to reporters.

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Even when he tried to put more of himself into his performances he said it still wasn’t good enough.

“I actually did and they still bashed me, so you can’t always win everybody over,” Andrew said of trying to add personality.

“I’m thankful for all the fans and support that I had from my fellow contestants.”

Reporting By Rachel Levine

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