updated 05/11/2012 AT 10:00 AM ET
•originally published 05/11/2012 AT 11:45 AM ET
Hollie Cavanagh may have been sent home from American Idol on Thursday night, but she seems to be handling her elimination better than her friend and fellow competitor Joshua Ledet, who cried as Cavanagh performed Miley Cyrus’s “The Climb” after the results were announced.
“I saw him crying, and he was like, ‘I love you. I love you,’ ” Cavanagh tells PEOPLE. “I was like, I know. I don’t know why that boy is crying. I’m gonna see him in a few days. Stop crying!”
As for herself, “I’m doing fine,” she says. “You can’t really complain when you’re [in the] top four. I’m just proud of myself at this point.”