Ada Vox made a triumphant return to “American Idol” on March 25 five years after being bounced from the top 50. Back then, the draq queen competed as Adam Sanders. As she explained to the three judges — Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie — back then, “I was just a a chubby little Latino boy.” After enduring years of being bullied for “my weight, my sexuality” she reemerged as a defiant drag queen.
Vox proved her mettle with a rousing rendition of “House of the Rising Sun” by the Animals. She won over all the judges with her performance. When Perry expressed concerns that she would not take the competition seriously, Vox reassured her that she was in it to win it. “I’m not here to play with anybody. I’m here to chase my dreams and make them come true.”
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Before she sang, the 25-year-old 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.”