Here’s What Stevie Nicks Had To Say About ‘American Idol’ Favorite Alejandro Aranda

American Idol Alejandro ArandaJill O'Rourke | Talent Recap

On Sunday night’s American Idol, contestant Alejandro Aranda shared that Stevie Nicks had posted about him on social media. “I felt very grateful, very humbled that an artist like that checked out my music,” Alejandro shared.

You’re probably wondering what the legendary Fleetwood Mac singer had to say about this talented young artist. On March 16, Stevie posted about Alejandro on her Facebook page, saying it was an excerpt from her journal on March 6, after Alejandro’s audition. She said some pretty amazing things.

What Stevie Nicks Said About Alejandro Aranda

“Last night on American Idol ~ (day off) I was just ready to push ‘Guide’ for the next hour and on walked this quiet soft spoken guy and something about him ~ said ‘Don’t change the channel,'” Stevie wrote.

She said that she started crying at the first chords of his song on the guitar, and continued crying through his second piano song. She went on to share a pretty exciting “prophecy” about where he’ll go as an artist.

From my journal:March 6th, 2019 Last night on American Idol ~ (day off) I was just ready to push “Guide” for the next…

Posted by Stevie Nicks on Saturday, March 16, 2019

“He will play and sing across the great stages of the world. He will play with 60 piece orchestras and he will play alone,” she wrote. “I felt, as did the judges , that I was suspended in some sort of magical grace that was just simply overwhelming. My tears did not stop until he stopped.”

“So, Alejandro, let me welcome you to the grand stage that will be your home for the rest of your extraordinary life,” she closed the post.

Stevie Nicks On Talent Shows

Stevie Nicks is an ever-present figure on talent shows in one way or another. Not only do a lot of contestants choose to sing Fleetwood Mac songs, but she’s also a common point of comparison when complimenting hopefuls.

Last year’s Idol winner Maddie Poppe, for example, tweeted that she thinks Alejandro’s fellow contestant Laci Kaye Booth is “the next Stevie Nicks.”

Stevie has also appeared on several talent shows, including American Idol. She was a mentor on the show in 2012, when she told Phillip Phillips he could have been in Fleetwood Mac. She’s also been a mentor on The Voice, and performed “Landslide” on the Season 11 America’s Got Talent finale.

It’s pretty cool to see that such an iconic artist not only watches and appears on talent shows, but also shares how the performances affected her. It offers Alejandro a lot of credibility — not that he really needs it.


Jill O'Rourke
Jill O'Rourke

Jill O’Rourke is a contributor at Talent Recap, writing news stories and recaps for shows like ‘AGT,’ ‘The Voice,’ and ‘American Idol.’ She graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in English and Film Studies, and has been writing about pop culture since 2012, with previous bylines at Crushable and A Plus. Jill spends her free time binge-watching sitcoms and daydreaming about life as a hobbit

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