On the Feb. 14 premiere of ‘American Idol,’ the judges met Kellyanne Conway’s daughter, Claudia Conway, and determined whether or not she would transfer on within the competitors.
Claudia Conway, 16, shocked the American Idol judges when she confirmed as much as audition for the present’s nineteenth season, which premiered on Feb. 14. Katy Perry appeared to acknowledge Claudia instantly, and instantly requested her, “Are you okay?” when she walked in. Of course, Katy was referencing the very public drama between Claudia and her well-known mother, Kellyanne Conway, who beforehand labored as an adviser to Donald Trump.
“My parents are high profile political figures,” Claudia defined to the judges. “My mother is Kellyanne Conway. She worked for Donald Trump. And my dad is George Conway. He’s a lawyer and he worked against Donald Trump. He’s here with me, though. It’s a lot, but I only want to spread love. I love a compromise and I do agree to disagree with my mom and dad.”
In her audition tape, Claudia defined that there was “more” to her than being “that blonde woman from Fox News’ daughter.” She added, “When your mom’s working for the President of the United States, who you very much disagree with, it’s very hard.” However, Kellyanne nonetheless confirmed up just about to help her teenage daughter, and she or he gave Claudia a pep discuss earlier than she took the stage. “You should be nervous, honey, it’s a very humbling experience,” Kellyanne mentioned. “Do you know how many people like you dream of even having the opportunity to audition for American Idol? This is your time to shine. Remember, honey, winners are people who are willing to lose.”
Katy, who’s overtly towards Trump, expressed concern for Claudia earlier than the 16-year-old’s audition. “With your mom being the figure that she is…does she still hug you?” Katy puzzled. Claudia defined, “I mean, yeah. She loves me. I love her. I feel like our relationship is a little iffy. Most of my life my feelings had been suppressed, so I got social media and now my voice is being heard.”
In a voiceover, Claudia defined that she began utilizing music to flee when issues on social media went began going to a “dark place.” She started her audition by singing “Love on the Brain” by Rihanna, however rapidly got tripped up, and Katy stopped her mid-song. She urged Claudia to sing her second audition tune, which was “When We Were Young” by Adele.
“When you sing this next song, think about when you were young and go back to that time,” Katy suggested. “There’s a sadness there. You lost your youth because you weren’t able to experience it on your own without all the noise. Your dad’s your dad, you’re mom’s your mom. Who is Claudia? You have to calm the storm around you. If you sing like you want to read the social media comments afterward, you’re only ever going to be a TikTok star. We want an American Idol.”
Claudia pulled it collectively for her second tune, however it wasn’t excellent. Luke Bryan felt she had a methods to go when it got here to the singing facet of the competitors, and he determined to vote ‘no’ when it got here to sending Claudia to Hollywood. However, she got ‘yeses’ from each Katy and Lionel Richie, so she got her golden ticket!
“The second was much better!” Lionel praised. “You showed where you could actually take coaching. Some qualities of your voice came through that I was really impressed with.” Katy added, “There’s a lot of noise in your life. You have to calm the storm that is around you. Before you sing, you need to get off your phone, stop reading the comments. Push it aside. Because if not, you may never rise above your dad or your mom.”
We’ll have to attend just a few weeks to see how issues go in Hollywood for Claudia! Next week, the auditions proceed on Feb. 21 at 8:00 p.m. on ABC.