Five years after being rejected by “American Idol,” Ada Vox returned and made the live shows on season 16. Back then, the draq queen competed as Adam Sanders and was cut from the Top 50. This time around, she won over the three judges — Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie — with her powerful voice and sassy style. She stood out among the 12 singers performing on Monday with her soaring duet with “Glee” star Lea Michele on “Defying Gravity,” the showstopping number from the Broadway musical “Wicked.”
All three judges praised her profusely with Richie noting that a star was born. Do you agree? Will Vox go all the way to take the season 16 crown? Take a look at her Top 24 duet performance in the video above and then vote in our poll below. And be sure to sound off in the comments section.
At her March 25 audition, the 25-year-old had explained her transformation was a direct result of all the online bullying. “I let it get to me in the wrong way. It killed me inside,” Vox revealed. The she realized she needed to be true to her real self. “Through all of the negativity I have managed to build myself up as a new person, a stronger person. I’ve recreated myself in ways that I could not have imagined. I am so ready to show everybody, to show all of America, to show these judges, who I am now. I can take anything and everything that comes my way.”