Goldsboro's Majesty Rose eliminated from 'American Idol'

Posted March 28, 2014

— The "American Idol" journey came to an end for Goldsboro's Majesty Rose Thursday night, but her family and friends in Wayne County said they are still excited about her future.

Dozens were at the Goldsboro YMCA Thursday night for a viewing party, where they learned that the 21-year-old Rose wouldn't advance past the top eight.

Rose's mother Lori Grant was all smiles following Thursday's show despite the result.

"Our community came together for a good cause. This young lady represented dreams coming true and support of friends," she said. "Majesty came in with an attitude of serving and being a positive role model, and it's still continuing. The sky is the limit, so I'm excited."

After being eliminated, Rose said the show has helped her grow as an artist.

"I'm happy I did this, and I'm happy I learned a lot from this experience," she said. "But obviously, it's a bittersweet thing."

Judge Jennifer Lopez said Rose needed more time to develop as an artist.

"Her performances weren't matching up to what we knew she was capable of," she said.

Sandra Chapel, a fan who was at Thursday's viewing party in Goldsboro, said her experience on "Idol" will open doors for Rose, who is a preschool teacher.

"She has bigger dreams, believe it or not, more than this," Chapel said. "She wants to do missionary work, humanitarian work, and she sees this as a way to be able to have a resource to do that."

Because she made the top 10, Rose will be included in the "American Idol" summer tour.


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  • Kathy Sanders Mar 28, 2014
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    What's up with all the hateful comments?
    It seems this young lady has good plans for her future with or without Idol.

  • Brian Jenkins Mar 28, 2014

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    No but its what the brainwashed masses want. It IS breaking news in America! This is what America wants. Ask them the winners of all American Idols. Then ask the about the Bill of Rights. You'll see what I mean.

  • deactivate Mar 28, 2014

    I started back watching AI this season with the newer judges. I like them. The show is back to being focused on helping the contestant. Majesty was very good in her audition, but she lost her confidence when she ended up in the bottom 3. She is very talented and I hope she goes far in her music career.

  • Billy the Kid Mar 28, 2014

    This show is still on?

  • Mariann Byknish Mar 28, 2014
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    Some people have a need to be in the spotlight to feel some sense of worth. The unsung hero's are the ones I am most impressed with. We all have some talent special to ourselves that can be privately applauded. BUT unless you can provide a GOD LIKE service( saving lives , creating something that enhances our day to day existence, giving unselfishly...you are just another speck of life in this great word. IMHO

  • anotherbabyboomer Mar 28, 2014

    She had a great stage name anyway, she was just ok in my book. I don't think American Idol has much time left, it really isn't comparing up to the Voice. They have much better talent and the judges make me laugh.

  • kateyezkateyez Mar 28, 2014

    I don't watch so I really don't care who wins but WRAL, is that really breaking news? There was a flash across my phone last night about this. I added the mobile updates for important things. Is American Idol really that news worthy?

  • Naysayer Mar 28, 2014

    Idol is so lame this year. Unless they bring back Simon, they need to call it a wrap.

  • Amanda Dean Mar 28, 2014
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    Never even heard of this person. This is news?

  • Obamacare returns again Mar 28, 2014

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    I agree. All 3 judges should be excused from the show. Not that I'm watching or anything.