The friend confided to People Magazine:
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"From the beginning when I signed up for the show I said I would like to take a country act from the beginning to the end and win this thing and now that has happened. It is so funny, along the way I read all these things from critics and people who are naysayers, and now that it has happened. So they can KISS MY A**; we really worked hard for this!"
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