Ada Vox Responds To Elimination Controversy
One of the best voices and flashiest singers on the reboot season of American Idol was Ada Vox. The drag queen alter ego of Adam Sanders, (who had previously been on the show as himself), took the fans by storm. We thought that she would make it through to one of the top spots but she didn’t make it into the top 10. Many fans think this was due to homophobia…Ada doesn’t think so.
Our comment boards went nuts citing that many people in the U.S. don’t like the idea of a drag queen even being in the competition, much less winning. Though Jurnee is also a member of the LGBTQ community, it wasn’t as in your face as Ada. But Ada told Out magazine that she doesn’t think she was eliminated for this reason. She said,
“In terms of the voting, I can’t blame it all on what people like to say — homophobia or racism or whatever it may be — I hadn’t had my strongest performances. All those things could have been factors. The fact of the matter is, I don’t know where I actually fell in the voting, maybe it was .19% that kept me from going through. Last week, maybe I was voted into the top 10, but we don’t know because they only reveal the top 6. All I know is that I did not make the top 7 based on America’s vote and it very well could’ve been because of homophobia or racism, but I blame it on myself as well for not having my strongest performances these past couple weeks. The blame has to fall on the entertainer at the end of it all. I left one what I considered to be a high note.”
There is no way to know of course why millions of people did not vote for Ada. I tend to think that it was a factor in her not being chosen. I say that because as much as fans showed their support for Ada in our comments section, there were also a lot of people who were outraged that a drag queen was on a “family” show. Either way, next time Ada is in New York doing a drag show, Mel and I will be there drinking overpriced cocktails and cheering her on.