- Maren Morris appeared on with Andy Cohen earlier this week.
- During the After Show portion, news of the star's bad luck with TV singing competition shows came to light.
We've all had our fair share of rejection here and there, but Maren Morris is living proof that you should never let a few "no's" bring you down. The Grammy-winning artist just admitted to getting turned away from both The Voice and American Idol before her career kicked off. How's that for a music glow-up?
The 28-year-old sat down with Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live, where she dished on everything from her wedding vows to landing her spot on "The Middle" with Zedd. It wasn't until the After Show, though, when the real truth came out thanks to a fan phone call.
The caller, Maggie from , asked Maren, "How crazy is it that you were rejected by both American Idol and The Voice, but both shows had contestants covering your songs?" Naturally, a surprised Andy flipped out over this new info (honestly, same). "You were rejected from both of those shows?" he asked, dumbfounded.
Maren confirmed, even adding more TV programs to the pile. "Oh yeah, that's not even it," she said. "I was rejected from America's Got Talent. There were a ton I didn't make it to." We have many questions. First and foremost: HOW?!
But, four studio albums and seven major awards later, the GIRL vocalist obviously has no hard feelings. In fact, she apparently has a rather what-goes-around-comes-around attitude about the whole thing. "Now people cover my songs for their auditions on those shows," said Maren. "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." No kidding.
As another huge slap in the face to her former rejectors, Maren's also up for Female Artist of the Year at the Academy of Country Music Awards next month. Looks like everything truly does happen for a reason.