Maren Morris Happy She Lost ‘American Idol’
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After sharing her audition ticket with her American Idol tryout, Maren Morris reflected on her time trying to win the competition series.

She tried out for the show in 2007 but didn’t get past the first round.

In an interview, Morris said she was “absolutely” not ready for the big time when she tried out for the show and thinks the loss was good for her career.

“I think if I had made it through when I was 17 I would not have been ready for anything,” said Morris. “I would have been a nightmare.”