Majesty picks Disney song; results tonight
By Phyllis Moore
Published in News on March 13, 2014 1:46 PM
Tune in tonight to "American Idol" to see if Majesty Rose will be in the Top 10 and going on the show's summer tour.
The hometown contestant earned mixed reviews Wednesday for her performance of the Oscar-winning song "Let It Go" from the film "Frozen."
"I'm going to sing from my heart tonight," she said before taking the stage. "This song could have been written for me, seriously."
The former preschool teacher at the YMCA had told the News-Argus earlier this week that she expected her students would especially enjoy the song choice.
When it came time for the judges to weigh in, though, Harry Connick Jr. appeared a bit perplexed.
"You really truly are a mystery because you go from Janelle Monae to Coldplay to singing a Disney song tonight," he said. "Sometimes you sing songs that are very obscure that I haven't heard. Now you're singing a song that the whole world is singing.
"I think the downside of that is I'm maybe starting to lose sight of who you are because you're spreading yourself so stylistically thin. The good part is that tonight was a strong performance and I think if you're going to forgo stylistic familiarity, if you're going to do a bunch of different things, then you have to be superb."
Connick added that he still felt she was on the "right track" and a "strong" performer.
Judge Keith Urban commented that Majesty Rose picked "a big song to sing."
"I think most of it for me was really good tonight," he said. "I think in a lot of ways that song could have been written for you."
"I think the same thing because you could actually be a voice in one of these animated movies," added judge Jennifer Lopez. "You can do anything. I look at you and I think you can be an actress, you can be a musical theater star. I think you can do animation. I think you can be Janelle Monae or your own version. Or Majesty Rose the rock star, the pop star. You have the capacity ... you choose."
"The enigma that is Majesty," said host Ryan Seacrest when he took the stage to garner votes for the contestant.
Tonight the results of the vote will be announced, with someone potentially going home, unless the judges decide to use their "save" and keep that person around awhile longer.
One programming note: Tonight's broadcast will air one hour later than usual, from 9-10 p.m.
The viewing party at the YMCA will also be later, starting at 8:30 and running through the airing of the show.