The 16-year-old daughter of former White House adviser Kellyanne Conway and conservative anti-Trump attorney George Conway made it to the next round of « American. » After making her singing debut at the ABC show’s premiere Sunday night Idol “.
» I did it! « Exclaimed Claudia after receiving a coveted golden ticket for the competition’s » Hollywood Week « .
Judge Katy Perry interrupted the TikTok celebrity playing « Love on the Brain » by Rihanna and told her to take off her sparkling stilettos and try a different tune.
« You need the storm around you « Said Perry, » because if you sing the way you want to read the comments on social media later, you’ll only ever become a TikTok star. «
Claudia eventually recovered with an attitude towards Adeles » When We Were Young « and brought Papa George to tears as he listened from outside the auditorium.
Mama Kellyanne was not there in person, but appeared from a distance on a big screen to give her daughter an open lecture before the audition to give.
« It’s a very humbling experience, » said the former Donald Trump adviser. « But remember, honey, winners are people who are ready to lose. »
« When your mother works for the President of the United States that you disagree with, it’s difficult, » she said in one Home video played before audition.
“For most of my life my feelings had been suppressed, so I got social media and said, ‘Damn it. Now my voice can be heard, « she said, referring to her large online following and the headlines she made with her outspoken videos.
» The internet can be a very, very dark place, but when it does Life is going downhill, I have my music, « Claudia continued.
» Now I want to somehow get out of the controversy, get out of the drama, get out of the political and let people know that I’m a singer and that I want to do that. «
She will get a chance to show off more of her vocal chops after nodding from both Perry and Lionel Richie.
The third judge, Luke Bryan, was a no and told Claudia he thought her range was « limited ».
But Richie gave the teen « giant props » and told her, « You chose music, I’ll give you a shot at music. » </ Meanwhile, Perry suggested to Claudia that they cut themselves off from social media in order to increase their chances f fame increase.
« There is a lot of noise in your life, » she said. « Before you start singing, you have to pick up your cell phone … move it aside. Because if you don’t, you may never rise above your father or mother. It’s your choice. «
Claudia first indicated that she would audition in November – months before her last drama with her mother saw the police visiting the family mansion in Alpine, New Jersey / p> The teen posted a series of videos alleging her mother was abusive and accidentally posted a topless photo of her.
Despite the drama, the Conways supported her daughter’s singing ambitions, and Kellyanne teased Claudia’s audition on Twitter before it aired.
« @AmericanIdol is back tonight with a lot of talent, including our daughter! @ Gtconway3d @Claudiamconwayy you are our IDOL, » she wrote.
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