Margie Mays was a contestant in Season 17 and Season 18 of American Idol.

Season 17 Audition[edit | edit source]

Margie auditioned in Los Angeles. She sang "Shot" by Lawrence. Although Lionel voted "no", Katy and Luke voted "yes", sending her to the next round.

Margie Mays The Most ENERGETIC Audition Ever! American Idol 2019

Season 17 Hollywood Round[edit | edit source]

Margie was shown in the first part of Hollywood Week, in the same Group of Ten as Madison Vandenburg, Tyler Mitchell, and Logan Johnson. She sang "Lay Me Down" by Sam Smith. She advanced and for her final solo performance she sang "Never Enough" by Loren Allred. She was placed in the first deliberation room, along with Uché, Johanna Jones, Laci Kaye Booth, Alejandro Aranda, Nick Townsend, Laine Hardy, Walker Burroughs, Shayy, Drake McCain, Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon, Ryan Hammond, Kai the Singer, Evelyn Cormier, and Madison Vandenburg. It was revealed that everyone in the room advanced.

Margie Mays This ENERGETIC Girl Starts Out Hollywood Week On The Right Note! American Idol 2019
Margie Mays sings “Never Enough” Tearful this time American Idol 2019 SOLO Round

Hawaii Round[edit | edit source]

Margie sang "All About That Bass" by Meghan Trainor. Afterwards, she was called alongside Eddie Island for the Final Judgment. The judges told her that Eddie had advanced and she did not.

Margie Mays “All About The Bass” Enough for Top 20? American Idol 2019 SHOWCASE Round

Season 18 Audition[edit | edit source]

Margie auditioned in Los Angeles. She sang "I Found a Boy" by Adele. Although Katy voted "no", Lionel and Luke voted "yes", sending her to the next round.

Margie Mays RETURNS to Idol With the LOVE OF HER LIFE - American Idol 2020

Season 18 Hollywood Round[edit | edit source]

Margie was shown in the "Pop" category of the Genre Challenge, alongside Nick Merico and Kimmy Gabriela. She sang "The Voice Within" by Christina Aguilera. Afterwards, the judges told her she advanced. Later, she was shown in a duet with her boyfriend called "Marjonny Ways" singing "Like I'm Gonna Lose You" by Meghan Trainor and John Legend. Both members of the duet advanced. After her final Solo performance, she was placed in the same deliberation room as Jimmy Levy, Kat Luna, Sarah Isen, Peyton Aldridge, Madison Paige, Ari Saage, and Talin Everett, where the judges revealed that everyone in the room was eliminated.

American Idol 2020 Margie Mays Full Performance Hollywood Week 1
IDOL LOVEBIRDS Margie Mays and Jonny West Pair Up for an Adorable Duet - American Idol 2020
Will Idol LOVEBIRDS Margie Mays and Jonny West be Sent Their Separate Ways? - American Idol 2020

Performances[edit | edit source]

Round Song Choice Original Artist Theme (if any) Result
Auditions "Shot" Lawrence None Safe
Hollywood Week "Lay Me Down" Sam Smith Hollywood Round 1 Safe
Hollywood Week N/A N/A Hollywood Round 2 Safe
Hollywood Week "Never Enough" Loren Allred Hollywood Round 3 Safe
Hawaii Round "All About That Bass" Meghan Trainor None Eliminated

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Margie is the girlfriend of Jonny West.
  • Margie returned for the Season 17 Finale and sang "This Is How We Do It" alongside Montell Jordan, Austin Michael Robinson, and VoKillz.
  • Margie is the first contestant to be in a deliberation room that advanced in one season, and be in another deliberation room that was eliminated in another.
Montell Jordan & Margie Mays Sings "This Is How We Do It" - American Idol 2019 Finale

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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