It was definitely tough seeing Majesty Rose go last night on American Idol, but unfortunately her performance of Florence and the Machine’s “Shake It Out” received a lukewarm response. Rose was actually one of the show’s early frontrunners thanks to her vocal prowess, natural ease with the cameras, and talented musicianship (her audition performance of Coldplay’s “Violet Hill” is one of this season’s highlights).
Still, there are no free rides on American Idol and even the most talked about singers can go home the following week. “I think it’s really about each performance,” says judge Keith Urban ” ‘Cause I think, you know, she’s been in the top three a lot and for whatever reason the performance last night didn’t register with everybody as much as previous performances have, so who knows? It’s a funny thing when we have to deliberate and make a decision. Everyone’s booing us not saving her, but what we’re really doing is agreeing with the rest of America.”
As for Connick Jr., he understands that sometimes American Idol results may shock viewers. “I mean at this point, you know, really, what is the right choice,” said the singer. “Because you have nine artists and eight of them are going to go home. So they’re all talented in their own right, so it’s just a matter of who America votes for. And sometimes it’s so, so surprising, but you know, you have to respect the process.”
As for Rose, she managed to remain upbeat after her elimination, stating that she would love to also be a commercial model (along with being a pre-school teacher and a singer).
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