In a stunning flip of occasions, American Idol judges couldn’t determine between two country-inspired contestants: Lauren Mascitti and Grace Leer. Last weekend, we realized that Grace could be shifting ahead within the competitors — however that didn’t cease Mascitti from succeeding in nation music.
Showbiz Cheat Sheet spoke with Mascitti about her expertise on American Idol, her new album, and what’s subsequent for her profession.
An ‘American Idol’ in additional methods than one
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic put a direct halt on the manufacturing of American Idol‘s third season. Since getting back from Los Angeles, Mascitti has been quarantined at house along with her iconic Nana, Dee Mascitti.
“I took off work to go out to LA,” Mascitti defined. “They had all of the Top 21 out there for rehearsals and taping of the live shows because they didn’t know which one of us was going to get the vote or not.”
When American Idol producers bought wind of the nationwide shutdowns taking place, they promptly despatched everybody house. As a registered nurse, Mascitti was pleased to return house and desirous to get again to her day job. Unfortunately, that’s not been the case “I haven’t been back to work since [leaving for LA], and our hours have been getting cut at the hospital.”
Members of the medical group are our heroes, particularly in instances like these. “I miss my work family — I love what I do,” she gushed. “Of course, music is my heart, but [nursing] is my living, and I really want to be by my colleagues during this pandemic. I’m anxious to get in there and help out.”
Mascitti joined Idol’s first ever Top 21
The judges did one thing distinctive this season of American Idol — they allowed 21 contestants into their Top 20. “I was worried about going home in that moment,” Mascitti instructed us, recalling what it was like sitting in entrance of Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, and Luke Bryan that day in Hawaii.
When the judges introduced that they couldn’t determine between Leer and Mascitti and that they would go away the choice as much as America, Mascitti was honored: “It was exciting for me and just flattering that they thought enough of us that they were going to fight over both of us if they didn’t do a vote.”
In the approaching weeks, America voted for who they needed to maneuver ahead. Following orders to remain at house, Mascitti and Leer joined Ryan Seacrest on a video name to listen to the outcomes. Of course, Mascitti was pleased to see her friend advance within the competitors, however we requested what else was going by means of her thoughts at that second.
“I made up my mind a long time ago that God knows my future much better than I do, and his hands are the best place for my future to be,” Mascitti shared. Humbled by her expertise on the present, Mascitti instructed us, “You can’t argue with God.” She is happy to look at Leer go on with the assumption that she is on her path for a cause. “I’m excited to find out what that is, and I’m really trying to put my trust in Him and stay positive.”
‘God Made A Woman’ is a smashing success
Richie — the decide Mascitti says impressed her essentially the most — referred to as her a “storyteller” throughout her audition. Later, throughout Hollywood week, Richie and audiences alike had been delighted with Mascitti’s unique tune impressed by her Nana, “God Made A Woman.”
“They gave me a standing ovation. Lionel kept saying, ‘Good song! Strong song!’ That overwhelms me that he loved it that much, and that was really encouraging to me.”
Mascitti launched her album, God Made a Woman, again in January. “It’s completely independent. My fiancé Shawn Camp produced it, but I paid for every penny of it with my salary as a nurse.” Now, having carried out the title monitor on American Idol, followers can’t get sufficient of Mascitti’s sturdy song-writing potential.
At the time of our dialog, Mascitti’s album was quantity 13 on the iTunes nation music chart. Currently, God Made A Woman sits at quantity 4. The single has been launched to nation and Americana radio stations nationwide — should you’re a fan, name in and request it!
What’s subsequent for Lauren Mascetti
The future appears shiny for American Idol‘s Lauren Mascitti. Her “touring future is kind of fuzzy right now,” per the coronavirus, however followers can nonetheless discover Mascitti on social media and stay streaming occasions.
On Thursday, May 7, at 7 p.m. ET, she is going to be part of the Martin Guitar “Jam In Place” stay stream sequence on Facebook along with her fiancé.
Stay tuned to Mascitti’s Instagram and Twitter for extra upcoming occasions. She has been posting a variety of nation music covers “just to be an encouraging bright spot in people’s day” — try #ClassicCountryCovers on Instagram.
We’re trying ahead to see the place Mascitti’s nation music profession takes her!