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.
Bourg shares a birthday with judge Harry Connick, Jr., into whose arms Bourg jumped during one of the episodes of American Idol.
|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
|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
|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|
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.
- "Everyone's Got a Story" (2013)
- "Heartbeat" (2014)
- "Roses" (2016)
- "Little Moon" (2016)
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