For many, Majesty Rose York has been the female front-runner of this season’s American Idol competition to begin with. Once you check out her Atlanta audition, covering Coldplay’s “Violet Hill” , it wouldn’t be hard to see just why that is, with her sunny demeanor and equally as bright a musically artistic conveyance. Fan comparisons between her and Jason Mraz were further accentuated in Hollywood, when she let Keith, Jennifer, and Harry know that she had “a passion to represent everything that is good and great in this world” before bursting into a pretty, strummy version of “1234” by Feist . Then, even after a lyrical slip-up during the Green Mile , she was given the slide based on the strength of her past showcases, she made it to the Top 30, and during Rush Week, was the first of the girls to be revealed in the Top 20. She then went on to perform a crowd-pleasing rendition of Pharrell’s “Happy” with inspired shades of a Janelle Monáe-type singer/songwriter withstanding.
Some of stated that Majesty’s early favorite status could actually hurt her at the end of the day, realizing that not too many early favorites actually end up winning the entire Idol shindig. Looking at Crystal Bowersox, Adam Lambert, David Archuleta, and so forth, it isn’t hard to understand why some Idol fans might think this, but for Majesty, at the end of the day, she is enough of an individual talent that she just might make it, yet.
What are your thoughts on Majesty Rose’s Idol front-runner status? Are you a fan? Do you think she has what it takes to win it all? Sound off in the comments section!