Majesty Rose

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Majesty Rose
Birth name Majesty Rochelle York
Born (1992-02-29) February 29, 1992 (age 25)
Goldsboro, North Carolina
Genres Pop
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 2014-present

Majesty Rochelle York (born February 29, 1992),[1] better known as Majesty Rose, is a Female singer from Goldsboro, North Carolina. She finished in ninth place on the thirteenth season of American Idol.[2]

Early life[edit]

Majesty Rose was born on February 29, 1992 to Lori Grant and Rickey York.[1][3] Rose began writing at age ten and taught herself the acoustic guitar at seventeen. Despite her skills as a singer and guitarist, she has never taken formal lessons.

She was a student at the Eastern Wayne High School and graduated in 2010.[4] She also attended Wayne Community College and participated in SGA (Student Government Association).[5] She worked as a preschool teacher at the Goldsboro Family YMCA before appearing on American Idol.[6] Rose is known in her community for serving at multiple churches and volunteering at nursing homes and community outreach projects.

According to Rose, she changed her name from Majesty Rochelle York to Majesty Rose as a dare going into American Idol. She always wished her name was "Rose".[7][8]

American Idol[edit]

Rose took part in a competition at The American Idol Experience in Disney's Hollywood Studios while she was on a holiday with her best friend's family in Florida. Rose sang the song "Reflection" from film Mulan and won a ticket to audition in front of the producers on American Idol.[1]

In the results show for the Top 11 week, Rose was in the bottom 3, but ultimately Ben Briley was eliminated.

Episode Theme Song choice Original artist Order Result
Audition Auditioner's Choice "Violet Hill" Coldplay N/A Advanced
Hollywood Round, Part 1 A Capella "1234" Feist N/A Advanced
Hollywood Round, Part 2 Group Performance "Stars" Grace Potter and the Nocturnals N/A Advanced
Hollywood Round, Part 3 Solo "Stars" Grace Potter and the Nocturnals N/A Advanced
Top 20 (10 Women) Personal Choice "Happy" Pharrell Williams 1 Safe
Top 13 This Is Me "Tightrope" Janelle Monáe feat. Big Boi 7 Safe
Top 12 Home "Fix You" Coldplay 12 Safe
Top 11 Songs from the Movies "Let It Go" Idina Menzel 6 Bottom 3[a]
Top 10 Billboard Top 10 "Wake Me Up" Avicii 9 Bottom 3[b]
Top 9 I'm with the Band! "Shake It Out" Florence + the Machine 2 Eliminated
  1. ^ When Ryan Seacrest announced the results in this particular night, Majesty Rose was among the bottom 3, but was declared safe second, as Ben Briley was eliminated.
  2. ^ When Ryan Seacrest announced the results for this particular night, Majesty Rose was among the Bottom 3, but was declared safe first, as MK Nobilette was eliminated.


Rose released an EP, titled Bloom, in June 2016.[9]


  1. ^ a b c Fred Bronson (March 20, 2014). "American Idol' Season 13: Majesty Rose Reflects on Her Lucky Disney World Vacation". The Hollywood Reporter. 
  2. ^ 'American Idol' Season 13: Top 13 finalists chosen
  3. ^ Alison Parker (February 28, 2014). "Goldsboro community holds viewing party for local 'American Idol' contestant". 
  4. ^ "Goldsboro Gets Majesty Mania". The City Insight. 
  5. ^ Carol Bowden (February 26, 2014). "Party to Support Majesty Rose". Goldsboro Daily News. 
  6. ^ "Goldsboro comes out for their 'Idol'". February 27, 2014. 
  7. ^ Lauren Weigle (February 26, 2014). "Majesty Rose From 'American Idol': 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know". Seattle Pi. 
  8. ^ "Majesty Rose". Twitter. 
  9. ^ Phyllis Moore (June 27, 2016). "Majesty Rose releases first EP album, 'Bloom'". The Goldsboro News-Argus. Retrieved December 6, 2016. 

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