Syesha Mercado

Syesha Mercado may have come in third place in the "American Idol" competition, but she is definitely living her life as a winner.

She is currently touring sports arenas with nine of her fellow contestants (including the winner David Cook) in "American Idols Live!

Syesha explains that the format showcases each singer in mini-concerts and explains that, "All of the Idols are their own entity."

The show actually will give viewers a sneak preview of what they'd expect to see if they were to go see each performer at their own concert.

"Right now, I think everyone's in a different situation. Some of us have record deals (Cook and runner-up David Archuleta's were announced with 19 Recordings/Jive Records), some of us have talks of record deals and some of us don't know what's going on."

Although she is included in the "don't know what's going on" category - she knows she has offers, but they haven't been fully explained to her as of yet - she is keeping her priorities straight.

"My main priority is just writing good songs. Everything else will fall into place if you have good songs, I believe. That's all I'm thinking about."

Check out Syesha in the June issue of OK! Magazine (click photos for larger image).

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