MacKenzie Richard Bourg (born September 11, 1992) is an American singer-songwriter from Lafayette, Louisiana, who finished in 4th place in Season 15 of American Idol.

Background[edit | edit source]

MacKenzie, who is from Lafayette, Louisiana, first gained notice when he auditioned for Season 3 of the NBC singing show The Voice. His rendition of Foster the People's "Pumped Up Kicks" caught the attention of R&B superstar Cee Lo Green, who was the only coach to turn around for him. MacKenzie made it to the live playoffs that season. He has since been working on his music, posting videos on YouTube as well as releasing a couple of singles.

American Idol[edit | edit source]

Performances[edit | edit source]

Episode Theme Song choice Original artist Order # Result
Audition Auditioner's Choice Love Don't Cost a Thing" / "Making Memories of Us" Keith Urban / Harry Connick, Jr. / Jennifer Lopez / Keith Urban N/A Advanced
Hollywood Round, Part 1 First Solo Not aired N/A Advanced
Hollywood Round, Part 2 Group Performance Renegades"
with Ashley Lilinoe, Kayla Mickelsen & Juno Rada
X Ambassadors N/A Advanced
Hollywood Round, Part 3 Second Solo Roses" MacKenzie Bourg N/A Advanced
Final Judgment Final Solo "Can't Help Falling in Love" Elvis Presley N/A Advanced
Top 24 Personal Choice Say Something" A Great Big World 2 Wild Card
Duet "I Hope You Dance"
with Lauren AlainaLauren Alaina
Lee Ann Womack 7
Wild Card Personal Choice "Roses" MacKenzie Bourg 10 Advanced
Top 10 Personal Choice "I See Fire" Ed Sheeran 7 Safe
Top 8 Idol Grammy Hits "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)" Whitney Houston 4 Safe
Top 6 American Idol All Time Song Book Duet "I Want It That Way"
with Dalton Rapattoni
Backstreet Boys 3 Safe
Solo "You Are So Beautiful" Billy Preston 6
Top 5 America's Twitter Song Choice "Wild World" Cat Stevens 4 Safe
"Billie Jean" Michael Jackson 7
Top 4 Classic Rock "I Want You to Want Me" Cheap Trick 2 Eliminated
Sia "Titanium" David Guetta featuring Sia 6
Top 3 Hometown Dedication "Hallelujah" Leonard Cohen N/A N/A

Post Idol[edit | edit source]

After his elimination, MacKenzie went on the social media app Periscope to announce that he would be releasing his original song, "Roses", which he debuted during Hollywood week, as his first single. It was released April 6, 2016 and peaked at Number 3 on iTunes as well as Number 13 on the Billboard Rock Songs chart. His next single, "Little Moon", was released August 2, 2016.

Discography[edit | edit source]

Singles:

  • "Everyone's Got a Story" (2013)
  • "Heartbeat" (2014)
  • "Roses" (2016)
  • "Little Moon" (2016)


Season 15
Finalists
Trent Harmon ·La'Porsha Renae ·Dalton Rapattoni ·MacKenzie Bourg ·Sonika Vaid ·Tristan McIntosh ·Lee Jean ·Avalon Young ·Gianna Isabella ·Olivia Rox
American Idol
Seasons
1  · 2  · 3  · 4 · 5  · 6  · 7  · 8  · 9  · 10  · 11 · 12 · 13 · 14 · 15 · 16 · 17 · 18 · 19
Judges
Simon Cowell (Seasons 1-9)  · Paula Abdul (Seasons 1-8) · Randy Jackson (Seasons 1-12) · Kara DioGuardi (Seasons 8-9) · Ellen DeGeneres (Season 9) · Steven Tyler (Seasons 10-11)  · Nicki Minaj (Season 12)  · Mariah Carey (Season 12) · Jennifer Lopez (Seasons 10-11,13-15)  · Keith Urban (Seasons 12-15)  · Harry Connick, Jr. (Seasons 13-15)  · Katy Perry (Seasons 16-)  · Luke Bryan (Seasons 16-)  · Lionel Richie (Seasons 16-)
Hosts
Ryan Seacrest (Seasons 1-16) · Brian Dunkleman (Season 1)
Winners
Kelly Clarkson · Ruben Studdard · Fantasia Barrino · Carrie Underwood · Taylor Hicks · Jordin Sparks · David Cook · Kris Allen · Lee DeWyze · Scotty McCreery · Phillip Phillips · Candice Glover · Caleb Johnson · Nick Fradiani · Trent Harmon · Maddie Poppe · Laine Hardy · Just Sam
Runners-up
Justin Guarini · Clay Aiken · Diana DeGarmo · Bo Bice · Katharine McPhee · Blake Lewis · David Archuleta · Adam Lambert · Crystal Bowersox · Lauren Alaina · Jessica Sanchez · Kree Harrison · Jena Irene · Clark Beckham · La'Porsha Renae · Caleb Lee Hutchinson · Alejandro Aranda · Arthur Gunn
Coronation Songs
"A Moment Like This" · "Flying Without Wings" · "I Believe" · "Inside Your Heaven" · "Do I Make You Proud" · "This Is My Now" · "The Time of My Life" · "No Boundaries" · "Beautiful Day" · "I Love You This Big" · "Home" · "I Am Beautiful" · "As Long As You Love Me" · "Beautiful Life" · "Falling" · "Going Going Gone" · "Flame"
Spin-offs
From Justin to Kelly · Juniors · Christmas
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