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Majesty Rose left American Idol on Thursday without the crown, but she did nab some pretty great swag from one of the show’s most famous alumni.
“Carrie Underwood gave us all gifts,” Rose told reporters following her elimination. “She gave us little necklaces with our initials on it and she wrote a hand-written letter to each of us.”
What did the country superstar have to say to the 22-year-old North Carolina native? “She was like, ‘Just keep smiling, Majesty,’” the singer said, revealing that the special package was delivered by the show’s crew. “We have a delivery for you from someone very special,” she recalled them saying.
We may or may not be incredibly jealous of the contestants’ newly acquired jewelry, but Rose walked away with perhaps an even more valuable gift from Thursday’s performer, Janelle Monae.
“We’re friends, by the way,” Rose said with a smirk that screamed #humblebrag, marveling at Monae’s ability to sing live and “dance all over the place.”
“She said when you exercise, sing at the same time. I was like, Crap. That’s hard,” Rose mused. “Am I just gonna sing at SoulCycle?”
In the meantime, before she hits the road for Idol’s annual tour, Rose is going to continue honing her artistry. “I definitely want to be a really inspiring artist,” she said. “Why can’t we sing about something else other than sex and relationships? Isn’t there more to life than that? I want to sing about other things that’s going on in our heads.”
Such as? “Secret thoughts,” she teased.
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