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Goldsboro getting behind 'American Idol' contestant Majesty Rose

Posted February 27

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— Fans of Goldsboro's Majesty Rose are expected to be out in force Thursday night for an "American Idol" viewing party at the Goldsboro Family YMCA.

The 21-year-old preschool teacher sang Janelle Monae's "Tightrope" Wednesday after being asked by judges to pick a song she most identified with on "This Is Me" night. 

Rose spoke with WRAL News following the performance, saying she was ecstatic that it went well. 

"In one word, I feel relieved that it's over. I was so nervous," she said. "I was very surprised (the judges) didn't have anything negative to say."

Rose and her supporters will learn her fate Thursday night at 8 p.m. on FOX 50. The viewing party will be from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the YMCA, at 1105 Parkway Drive.

Rose said she's been receiving messages constantly from friends and family in her hometown. 

"It feels incredible," she said of the support. "My friends are sending me pictures of my name on Chick-Fil-A. I'm so happy."

Rose is one of two North Carolinians in the final 13 contestants on the show. Asheville's Caleb Johnson is also competing for America's votes.

"Who knew that a girl from Goldsboro would get this far. It should be really encouraging to people in Goldsboro," she said. "If you just work hard and serve your community and love people, you can make it far just being yourself."

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  • livinonfaith Feb 27, 4:30 p.m.

    Last year I would have agreed that American Idol was ready to die a natural death. The negative drama between the judges just took away from the talent. But this year the judges are a lot more positive. (and the criticism more constructive) A lot of the singers are also musicians and I've personally enjoyed it more this year than the last few years.

  • archmaker Feb 27, 2:35 p.m.

    with all the north carolina talent that has been on this show, when are they going to learn that they need to have an audition location in this state.

    of course, its probably too late for that as i agree that this show has run its course and i couldn't tell you how long it has been since i've caught even one episode.

  • Billy the Kid Feb 27, 2:05 p.m.

    My household is AI free and it's been a blessing!

  • bonikas Feb 27, 11:22 a.m.

    Internalsoul, NO she is not anything like Fantasia because she does not have the pipes that Fantasia has. Like it or not Fantasia is bad to the bone and it's all natural, so it is what it is. STOP HATING and I'm pretty sure you have sinned and got skeletons in your closet unless you're JESUS!!!!!!!

  • gotnoid Feb 27, 10:39 a.m.

    Hope she goes all the way! - but if she bombs, there is always politics for washed out American idol folks

  • Obamacare rises again Feb 27, 10:27 a.m.

    American Idol has long run its course, it is played, time to dump the show. Same thing every year.

    — Posted by thomasew52

    Agreed, but it's not like Fox has anything better to air.

  • thomasew52 Feb 27, 10:20 a.m.

    American Idol has long run its course, it is played, time to dump the show. Same thing every year.

  • itsyoureternalsoul Feb 27, 9:46 a.m.

    I hope she is not like Fantasia Barrino in any way.

  • Ambygirl Feb 27, 9:18 a.m.

    When she get's past the nerves, this girl is going to be great. She has a great attitude and she'll do well in life no matter what it is. I like Caleb Johnson too. I think the judges were a little hard him. He's young, he'll learn. He has a wonderful voice. Just needs a little more time in front of a larger audience.