On the March 27 results show of ‘American Idol,’ one of our most beloved contestants was sent home — after the judges told them that their choice not to use their save was by a very ‘narrow margin!’
The March 27 episode of American Idol cut the finalists down to the Top 8. Tonight’s elimination was fairly heartbreaking, as one of the most positive, high energy, and just generally all-around good people got the axe — what’s worse is that the judges told them that it was their most difficult deliberation ever, and that their choice not to use their save was by a very “narrow margin.” We don’t think that’s helpful for them to hear, you guys! Read on for our full recap and to find out which ball of sunshine has been sent packing.
‘American Idol’ Recap — Janelle Monae Performs ‘What Is Love’
Tonight’s episode of Idol is just a half hour long, and so we thank you, producers, for granting us this great gift, for not dragging the results show on for an unnecessary hour. May the trend continue, and may you all be blessed by your deity of choice.
But we digress. On to the results.
Jena Irene is safe — as if there were any doubt. Her performance of “Bring Me To Life” was insane! Our wannabe BFF, Malaya Watson, is also safe.
Next up, Janelle Monae performs the television debut of “What Is Love,” and it’s dope. She’s basically a goddess. Her dancing is incredible, and she’s clearly singing live — unlike some other performers on the Idol results show have done, but we’re too classy to name names. Everyone’s waving flags, there are musicians playing huge drums throughout the audience stands, and it’s just the best. Love. Her.
Back from commercial, and back to more results.
Alex Preston lives to charm the pants off of us another day. Ditto Caleb Johnson. Dexter Roberts is also safe.
Bottom three are CJ Harris, Majesty Rose, and Sam Woolf.
‘American Idol’ Recap — Majesty Rose Is Eliminated
Ah, it’s Majesty that has to sing for her life! Aw, what a bummer. She really is a great girl with a lot of talent, but she is kind of getting smoked by some of her fellow contestants. For her swan song, it’s Pharrell Williams‘ “Happy.” Jennifer Lopez, as always, looks equally conflicted, watery-eyed, and beautiful as the judges deliberate over whether to save Majesty.
Let me tell you what the most heartbreaking thing is about this performance: it’s how clearly happy she is to be singing the song “Happy” while smiling and jumping around on the Idol stage after being in the bottom as the judges decide on her final fate. Majesty, you are too precious for this Idol world!!
As the audience chanted more than they ever have for the judges to grant Majesty the save, it wasn’t to be; Keith Urban conceded that it was the hardest time they’d ever had during deliberation, but that, as ever, the decision just didn’t come to a consensus in favor of a save — despite the “narrow margin” that the vote came down to. Majesty Rose is going home and we’ll definitely miss her energy and positivity.
What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Were you sad to see Majesty go? Or was it her time? Let us know by voting and commenting!
— Amanda Michelle Steiner