If you haven’t been keeping up with the current season of American Idol, you’re really missing out. Not only is the talent on this show actual talent this season, San Antonio’s singing drag queen Ada Vox is competing and, as of last week, landed in the top 14.
But, sis, lemme tell you. Last night this Q U E E N strolled out in a dramatic, raven-like ensemble combining black feathers, silver fringe and rhinestones fit for the likes of Diana Ross and decimated the audience with her rendition of “The Show Must Go On” by Queen.
Fighting the roar of the audience's applause, Lionel Richie was the first to comment: “Ada, you have no idea. You have no idea how fabulous you are. I am telling you – what I love most about you is that you came here tonight to stop the show, OK? Without a doubt. I can’t even tell you who proud I am of you, and each time you come, you take us to another level and I am going to be right here to make sure I see you reach the top. You are on fire, my dear, on fire.”
“Not only did you stop the show, you finally started the show, queen,” said judge Katy Perry. “I was waiting for someone to show up. It’s exciting to see you spread your wings, obviously. I think you know how to maneuver the song choice stuff, and I think that’s really important for singers right now.”
“The biggest voice I ever heard right there,” judge Luke Bryan said, gesturing toward the stage. “So, that’s all I got to say about that – good job.”
As pro-Ada as the judges have been this entire season, the choice is now up to America to decide who will continue on to the top 10. If you don’t know already, you can vote through text, online, or through the American Idol app (click here to learn how to vote).
“I'm not sure that the majority of America is ready for someone like me to be on that platform of saying that I am the next American Idol,” said Ada Vox in a recent interview with The Advocate. “But what I do know is that there is a big part of America that is ready to accept me into their hearts. It's the people that love what I do that are the reason that I do what I love.”
Monday, April 23 at 7pm, tune into American Idol on ABC to see if Ada Vox moves on to the top 10.
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