As much as I love Majesty Rose as a person and as a performer, she didn’t deserve to be saved by the ‘American Idol’ judges on March 27 during the results show that eliminated her, keeping her from the Top 8.
Trust me — no one hates saying this more than I hate saying this, but as much as I personally love Majesty Rose for everything that she is, it wasn’t time for the American Idol judges to use their one save to keep her in the running for the title. While I do believe that there were others that are less talented and less dynamic that should have been sent home before her, my point remains that the judges were right to hold on to their one-time use save. Read on and tell me if you agree with me, or if I need to be sleeping with one eye open.
Majesty Rose Did Not Deserve To Be Saved From Elimination By ‘American Idol’ Judges
Nobody loves Majesty more than I love Majesty, OK? She is a preschool teacher. On her first audition, she played Coldplay‘s “Violet Hill” on acoustic guitar while wearing a flower crown. She is basically too precious for this world.
We were big fans of Majesty up until the finals, but something happened — either Majesty began to crack under the pressure, or the more impressive talent of other frontrunners in the competition became clear and it made her seem less than what was needed for the Idol title.
Either way, the Majesty Rose we know as a performer now is not the Majesty we’ve come to love, for whatever reason.
When Majesty performed “Let It Go” from Frozen, she really dropped the ball. We were hoping that she would step it up the following week with “Wake Me Up” by Avicii, but she found herself in the bottom once again. Finally, after her March 26 performance of Florence and the Machine‘s “Shake It Out,” she still wasn’t bringing her A-game, and it was time for her to go.
Majesty Rose Shouldn’t Have Been Sent Home Now, But She Didn’t Deserve The Save
However, she went with a bang. When Ryan Seacrest delivered the sad news, all Majesty could do was smile as she performed the last song she’d sing on the Idol stage — Pharrell Williams‘s “Happy.” True to the song’s message, she was happy, smiling, and jumping around the stage in the face of her elimination. How great of a person is she? I mean, really?
The Idol judges told her that it was the hardest time they’d ever had deliberating on whether or not to use their save, but in the end, they chose not to. Let’s be honest: Majesty didn’t deserve the save, no matter when she got eliminated. However, I’ll be the first one to tell you that I think that Dexter Roberts, CJ Harris, or Jessica Meuse should have gone home before Majesty — but unfortunately, that’s not how America voted.
It’s certain that the judges are holding on to their save for favorites like Alex Preston, Jena Irene, Caleb Johnson, and Malaya Watson — the season’s most talented, most consistent performers. If it were Jena on the chopping block, the judges would have saved her, no question. As well they should.
That said, we’ll miss your sunshiny presence, Majesty, and we wish you all of the best! There’s a recording contract in your future, for sure.
What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Should the judges have used their save on Majesty? Do you agree with me, or are you going to burn my crops in the night? Whom do you think the judges are holding on to their save for? Vote and comment with your thoughts!
— Amanda Michelle Steiner
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