RuPaul’s Drag Race is hugely popular right now. The third installment of All Stars just ended last week, and the show’s 10th season premiered Thursday night. And now American Idol 2018 could be cashing in with their own “next drag superstar.”
Ada Vox, a singing drag queen from San Antonio, Texas, will be featured on the final audition episode Sunday night. Can she sing? Apparently so. But is the singing American Idol worthy? That would be a yes. Remember, this isn’t American Idol season 3 or 5 when a drag queen would show up and sing horribly just to get Simon Cowell to boo them out the door. American Idol no longer takes the bad audition route.
SPOILER ALERT. There will be a spoiler ahead, so stop reading now if you don’t want to know how Ada’s audition goes.
This isn’t exactly Ada’s first go at American Idol. She, also known as Adam Sanders, audition for Randy Jackson, Mariah Carey, Keith Urban and Nicki Minaj back in Season 12 where he made it through to Hollywood Week, but didn’t clear the Top 40 hurdle.
And according to our American Idol spoilers, Ada gets her ticket to Hollywood also. And since there have been a lot of outlets reporting on her audition, I think we can expect her to make it even farther this time than she did in Season 12.
I’m just wondering if she plans to stay in drag for every performance. From what I’ve gathered, I think so.
“I said maybe this is happening ‘cause it’s time for someone like me here,” Ada told the San Antonio Current. “So I went ahead and stepped out this time as Ada and I said, ‘You know what? This is my time to make my mark. It’s my time to stand for something, and it’s my time to make my dreams come true.’”
I have to say, I’m ready for this. I’m a fan of RuPaul’s Drag Race and I think it will be refreshing to watch a drag queen perform on the Idol stage. And actually, American Idol has a history with drag queen contestants. Danny Noriega, who made it to the Top 16 on American Idol Season 7, later competed on RuPaul’s Drag Race as Adore Delano, finishing in the Top 3. Adore returned to Drag Race All Stars 2, where she removed herself from the competition.