Sometimes, a golden ticket holder does not make it to Hollywood for one reason or another. Seventeen year old Chicago auditioner, MacKenzie Wasner, was one of those unfortunate hopefuls, reveals Country Music Tattle Tale.
MacKenzie, who hails from Tennessee, is the daughter of Pete Wasner, keyboard player for country superstar, Vince Gill.
Mackenzie posted on her Facebook:
First off, I just want to thank you all for your amazing support. It was so much fun getting to sing for the celebrity judges on American Idol!!!! It’s something I’ve always dreamed of doing and they were all so kind and gracious, it was truly exciting.
Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond my control, I will not be competing in the finals in Hollywood. While I’m disappointed, nothing will stop me from continuing to pursue my dream of entertaining everyone through my music. I’ll update my Facebook page to let you know about my plans – and I hope I get to meet all of you and sing for you! I can’t wait to see who is the next American Idol!! :) ”
I wonder what happened? Was she disqualified for some reason? Or did personal matters get in the way of travelling to California for the round in December. We will probably never know.
Watch Mackenzie sing Vince Gill’s “Whenever You Come Around” at her Chicago audition.