Posted: 1:36 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014
By Jager Weatherby
Though we definitely got a preview of Live Performances during American Idol’s all-new Rush Week, the time we’ve been waiting for has finally arrived. The final 13 contestants will be battling it out in the hopes of becoming the next big superstar — and the fun and craziness all begins tonight (February 26)!
In another effort to distinguish the show from the previous 12 seasons, Idol producers have decided to be a little bit more lenient with their weekly themes. Instead of going with narrow and recycled themes like Motown and Billy Joel, producers have opted for broader topics, like tonight’s theme, “This Is Me.”
Seventh to take the stage is Majesty Rose, the 21-year-old cutie from Goldsboro, North Carolina. After blowing the judges away with her performance during Rush Week, Majesty only hopes to continue on her upward trajectory. She decides to sing “Tightrope” by Janelle Monae, which she thinks can help her strike a balance between humility and confidence.
“First of all, that was a killer song choice,” says Keith following her performance. “Your personality really came out in that. Now it’s just a case of becoming more confident.”
“I just love your individuality!” adds J.Lo. “There’s nobody like you. Singing that song was so perfect for you, watching you work the stage. You’re blessed. That was a great performance.”
Do you think Majesty deserves to make it to the Top 12? Sound off in the comments!