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American Idol’s Malaya Watson Sent Home In Emotional Elimination

April 11, 2014 06:23 AM by Stephanie Gustafson

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Malaya Watson was an early favorite on American Idol, so it came as a bit of a shock when she was sent packing last night. Sadly, having used their final save on Sam Woolf, the judges had no way to keep Malaya in the running.


Last night was a tough one for Malaya Watson’s Facebook fans. Earlier in the season, many regarded the talented singer as something of a front runner, and thus, destined to stick around. Sadly, Malaya only made it to the top eight.

In Malaya’s opinion, the worst thing about being sent home is not necessarily her failure to cinch an Idol victory (although, of course, such an accomplishment would have been nice). Shortly after her elimination, the singer told The Hollywood Reporter that she was mostly sad because she was no longer able to “[perform] on the stage, because the stage is awesome. You can be yourself…you can just do your thing.”

Although she’s super disappointed, Malaya is also grateful for the time she did have on American Idol. She believed the experience helped her mature as a musician. “I’m more focused on my music. I used to sing for the heck of it, because I was bored or because I like to sing. But now I’m focused on getting bigger and better with what I do.”

Malaya Watson’s Twitter followers are devastated by their favorite contestant’s elimination. They feel that Malaya’s spectacular Dreamgirls performance was proof that she deserved, at minimum, another week on American Idol. Do you agree? We know you have an opinion and we want to hear it, so feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below!

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5 Responses to “American Idol’s Malaya Watson Sent Home In Emotional Elimination”

  1. Rose S. Says:
    April 11th, 2014 at 7:44 am

    Well, the judges messed up again on American Idol.
    They used the “safe” on the wrong person! Malaya Watson was the only person that could really sing! Her voice sounded like “Etta James” she was kind of wound up on stage but, it was to be expected after all she could have gotten used to being on the stage and really rocked the “music world” with her voice. I know a lot of people are sad to see her eliminated. Shame on the judges

  2. kathleen Says:
    April 11th, 2014 at 11:46 am

    Look what happened to Chris Daughtry. Malaya is just beginning. And she gets to do the road show! The judges messed up with that save last week. He’ll be gone next week.

  3. she she Says:
    April 12th, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    AND Jennifer Hudson!!! And Mr. Wolf has the personality of a doormat. Wait how he acts when he starts getting”big”. She will be O.K.

  4. Rich Says:
    April 15th, 2014 at 10:33 am

    Thank God!! Nothing but a screaming nobody – glad te save was already used. Now let the real talent decide the winner.

  5. MsTee Says:
    April 29th, 2014 at 11:49 am

    I think that the judges are confused as to what their job description is. The real talent was rejected. I see no real talent this year. I have chosen to watch The Voice where the real talent is spotted and captured. The Voice judges are the BEST EVER!!!!!!!

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