'My Grammy Moment' winner fails to make 'American Idol's Top 40 cut
By Christopher Rocchio, 02/14/2007
American Idol 6 contestant Robyn Troup proved that there's more than one way to capture America's attention this week.
The 19-year-old Houston native won the "My Grammy Moment" contest at Sunday night's Grammy Awards -- giving her the opportunity to sing alongside Justin Timberlake in-front of a national television audience. It's a good thing she got the shot to impress with her singing on CBS, as she never made it out of the group round on the sixth season of American Idol's Hollywood Week, which was broadcast on Fox on Tuesday night.
After performing with Timberlake on Sunday night, Troup confirmed to Access Hollywood that she tried out for Idol 6, but eventually "grew quiet on the subject." "I can't really talk about it," she told Access Hollywood.
While her Hollywood group performance with fellow Idol hopeful Sundance Head and another woman was actually filmed in back in December, it didn't air until Tuesday night, so Troup had to keep her mouth shut.
Despite beating out thousands of other applicants to win the "My Grammy Moment" competition that allowed home viewers to determine who would get to sing with Timberlake, Troup was apprently not good enough to impress Idol's judges and crack the sixth season's Top 40.
Given she already knew she hadn't been selected to compete in Idol's semifinals rounds that begin airing next week, Troup was understandably excited to learn she'd still receive a chance to perform on national television.
"We're sitting on the front row and Jennifer Hudson's doing the talk and we're shaking," she told Access Hollywood about her reaction to the Grammy ceremony's live announcement that she'd beat out "My Grammy Moment's" two other finalists and won the Grammy competition. "I was so ready [to lose]. I had the game face on for being the loser and then she calls my name and I'm like 'Who?' Nobody else was going up so I'm like 'Oh!' And I had to get it together."