'American Idol' Season 18: Margie Mays' journey comes to end, fans say she has potential
Margie Mays' Idol journey comes to an early end and fans affirm she deserves better because she has the potential.
'American Idol' Season 18 wrapped up with its Hollywood week on Monday night, and while the Top 40 contestants advanced to the next round, the rest were sent home after their Idol journey came to an unexpected end.
The contestants who made it through the first two night of Hollywood week battled it out by performing solo. After their performance, the contestants were whittled down to Top 40, after judges Lionel Richie, Luke Bryan and Katy Perry made more cuts. Alejandro Arana, last season's runner-up, also dropped by to offer some advice to the contestants.
While it was a happy night for the 40 contestants who advanced to the next round, it wasn't a good one for Margie Mays. Margie appeared last season where she made it till Hawaii and got eliminated. She returned again this season for redemption as Margie 2.0, vying for the title once again.
This season, she came along with her boyfriend Jonny West, who also auditioned for the series. On Sunday night when the series aired with its duets, Margie and Jonny performed Meghan Trainor's 'Like I'm Gonna Lose You'. Katy advised the couple to look out for themselves right now.
The #AmericanIdol lovebirds we can ALL adore 🥰 pic.twitter.com/wDWejhA96k— American Idol (@AmericanIdol) March 24, 2020
Back again on Monday night for the final night of Hollywood week, Margie realized at this point she needs to think about herself just like Katy said. Though she poured out her emotions sadly, her performance was lackluster. She knew she was in trouble after the judges didn't react to her song.
When it came to revealing the results, the contestants were divided into three rooms. While contestants from Room 1 and Room 3 made it to the next round, the contestants from Room 2 were eliminated, and Margie was one of them.
The contestant's Idol journey came to an early end, and no one saw it coming, especially fans who predicted she would make it far this season. Taking to Twitter after the episode, fans shared their disappointment, affirming that Margie deserved to go through because she has potential.
"Margie not making it through is literally all of us not going anywhere rn #AmericanIdol," a fan posted. Adding to that another said, "#americanidol you have me messed up right now. Margie deserve."
"Can we have Margie as a wild card, k thnx #AmericanIdolm," a fan said while another shared, "I was so invested in Margie’s journey, she deserved to go through to Hawaii I’m so mad at @AmericanIdol right now."
"Margie has so much potential she just needs more practice. I hope she comes back next year!! #AmericanIdol," a fan wrote. Another added saying, "MARGIE MAYS DESERVES BETTER!!! This girl came back the way y’all wanted her to be last year and you let her go home?! WHAT?! #AmericanIdol."
"You hated margie mays since the beginning I know that you made her out you are a devil she is so talented I hate you #Americanidol I need to know what she did to you she is didn’t deserve that hate," a fan said.
Next week when 'American Idol' returns, the contestants and judges head over to the Disney Resort in Aulani, Hawaii, where they will be whittled down again.
'American Idol' Season 18 airs every Sunday and Monday night on ABC. Check your local listings for more information.