Goldsboro getting behind 'American Idol' contestant Majesty Rose
Posted February 27
Goldsboro, N.C. — 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."