Goldsboro's Majesty Rose eliminated from 'American Idol'
Posted March 28, 2014
Goldsboro, N.C. — 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.