Mary Roach appeared on season 4 of American Idol with dreams of making it to Hollywood. However, her performance wasn’t anywhere near Hollywood quality, the judges concluded. Roach’s rendition of I Feel the Earth Move by Carole King was so poor, it seemed like Roach was performing a parody of the song. 

She seemed hopeful that her performance would spark her progression to American Idols glory, but the judges, especially Simon Cowell, shot down her dreams. “Honestly, one of the worst I’ve ever heard in my life,” Cowell said

Roach’s exchange with the judges added to the comedic elements of her audition, and though she sang terribly, she became a cult figure. 

Mary Roach updates her Instagram page occasionally, but her whereabouts are unclear

Mary Roach’s whereabouts are unclear. She occasionally updates her Instagram page; her last post went live in June 2020. Roach captioned the post:

“I just wanted to check in with everyone. I know this isn’t the best time to come back to this account considering everything going on in the world right now, but I still wanted to tell you that I am okay, and that I love and miss you all! Hope you can all understand why I am not on this account often.”

Roach wrote on Instagram in June 2017 that she used Instagram sporadically to avoid reading hateful comments. “I decided to take a break due to the amount of hate I was getting,” she wrote. 

Fans consider Roach an Idols icon because of her unwavering confidence and refusal to accept that she wasn’t a star. “Weirdness is originality, too,” Roach replied when Cowell said she had a weird voice. “At least I’m not gonna walk out of here crying like some people do.”

After leaving the stage, Roach partly conceded that she wasn’t a good singer and stated that she would pursue a career in beauty. Roach planned to launch her career by attending cosmetology school. 

In light of disturbing rumors about Roach’s mental health, fans across various forums have expressed concern for Roach. However, there is no indication that Roach has suffered a tragedy.