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Maren Morris reveals she was rejected from The Voice and American Idol

Maren Morris reveals she was rejected from The Voice and American Idol and describes having her songs covered on the shows as ‘sweet revenge’

She’s a Grammy winning country music star. 

But Maren Morris recalled her early career struggles on Tuesday night, during an interview with Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live. 

‘I was rejected from America’s Got Talent. There were a ton [of talent shows] that I didn’t make it to. Thank God!’ recalled the singer of smash hit The Middle.

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Flashback: Maren Morris recalled her early career struggles on Tuesday night, during an interview with Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live

When asked about also being rejected from The Voice and American Idol, the Texan beauty said, ‘Now people cover my songs for their auditions on those shows, so it’s like, not only is it really nice to have my song on a national television show, I get to collect the check and have some sweet revenge.’

She was also asked about beating out other top tier singers for the chance to sing on Zedd track The Middle.

‘I came in very late in the game, so I don’t know all the singers that auditioned to be on it,’ said the 28-year-old.

‘But I do know that Demi [Lovato] and Camila [Cabello], they chose other songs to do at that time. So it wasn’t like Zedd rejected them. They’re huge stars.’

Memory lane: 'I was rejected from America's Got Talent. There were a ton [of talent shows] that I didn¿t make it to. Thank God!' recalled the singer of smash hit The Middle. [L-R] Andy Cohen, Teddi Mellencamp and Morris

Memory lane: ‘I was rejected from America’s Got Talent. There were a ton [of talent shows] that I didn’t make it to. Thank God!’ recalled the singer of smash hit The Middle. [L-R] Andy Cohen, Teddi Mellencamp and Morris

The My Church singer also reflected on the way the Bilboard charting pop song changed the trajectory of her career.

‘I’m a songwriter. But on this song, I just knew it was such a hit, that I didn’t care that I wasn’t a writer on it.’ 

‘Thank God I made the right decision.’ 

Success story: She was also asked about beating out other top tier singers for the chance to sing on Zedd track The Middle. Seen here earlier this month

Success story: She was also asked about beating out other top tier singers for the chance to sing on Zedd track The Middle. Seen here earlier this month

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