With a name like Majesty, one has a lot to live up to. Luckily for American Idol's Majesty Rose, one of the contestants on this year's season, her voice exceeds the expectations of her name. After her second performance on American Idol thus far into the competition, it is clear that Majesty has the pipes — and the heart — to win this competition.
Like every other potential contestant, we first saw Rose at her audition in Atlanta, where she belted out a soulful rendition of Coldplay's "Violet Hill," accompanied by her guitar and a head covered in a band of flowers, reminiscent of Lana Del Rey's first album cover.
The 21-year-old songstress unsurprisingly won a ticket to Hollywood, where her musical prowess was noticed directly at the start of the Hollywood Week Round 1. Each contestant was instructed to explain why they should be the next American Idol before beginning their performance. While some credited their vocal ability or slick personality, Rose spoke of her "passion to represent everything that is good and great in this world."
That passion and heart came through loud and clear. She sang The Feist's "1234" with as much style, grace, and soul as some of the music industry's most iconic legends. Don't be fooled by the singer's soft opening, either. While she may have started off the song on the lighter side, her dynamics were on point as she quickly crescendoed to the song's end- the true mark of a musician who actually knows a thing or two about vocal control and technique.
While we are almost certain we will see Rose until the end of this competition, we hope that she finds the courage to step on stage without her beloved guitar and show the judges she a is a true force to be beckoned with without having to hide behind any instruments.