fifteen fourth place finisher MacKenzie Bourg . The song was
written by Bourg.
The song was written by Bourg. He performed the song American
Idol initially in the Hollywood round, later again in the Wild Card
round. The song was planned to be his coronation song should he
win, the first time ever an original song by a contestant would
have been used as the coronation song. Bourg however went
out in fourth place, and the song was used in the send-off video
package. "Roses" was released to the general public prior to
the series finale through Big Machine Records.
" Roses " peaked on the iTunes Top Songs chart at number 3.
The song was initially performed on season fifteen . The single
also peaked at number 1 on the iTunes singer-songwriter chart.
The song also charted in Canada, Philippines, New Zealand and
Australia's iTunes's Top 100 chart. The song debuted on the Hot
Rock Songs chart at No. 13 based on two day of sales. "Roses"
had sold 22,000 copies in its first week. Bourg scores the best
ranking on either chart for an Idol contestant since season 11
winner Phillip Phillips' coronation single " Home " spent five weeks
at No. 1 on Rock Digital Songs and reached No. 2 on Hot Rock
Songs in 2012.
Chart (2016) Peak
Billboard Hot Rock Songs . 13
Billboard Rock Digital Songs . 4