‘American Song Contest’ Star Ada LeAnn Makes Grand Ole Opry Debut
American Song Contest semifinalist Ada LeAnn recently made her debut at the Grand Ole Opry. The 17-year-old singer, who represented Michigan in the competition, won a Josie Music Award for her single “Natalie.”
Ada LeAnn Makes Grand Ole Opry Debut
Ada posted photos looking at herself in the mirror of her “very own dressing room” at Nashville’s iconic Grand Ole Opry, “where legends have stayed and gotten ready.” She wrote in the caption that she was “so honored,” calling the situation “unreal.”
The singer was there to attend the Josie Music Awards, where she won the trophy for Pop Single of the Year for her song “Natalie,” which she performed on American Song Contest earlier this year. Ada also took the stage at the Opry to perform the track.
Ada’s EP For the Sake of Pete was also nominated for Female EP of the Year at the ceremony. The singer released the five-song project last year. Since competing on American Song Contest, she’s released several more singles, including “sold out on my heart” and “IMMA WRECK.”
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Ada Made It to the American Song Contest Semifinals
Ada represented her home state of Michigan on American Song Contest earlier this year with her song “Natalie.” She was the youngest contestant on the show to reach the Semifinals, earning comparisons to Taylor Swift.
The song’s lyrics are addressed to a girl named Natalie, warning her about a boy. She sings on the chorus, “‘Cause he said, ‘Forever, I’m yours’ / But he probably said it to me and to you and to her / It started off so good, with every word, he swore he wouldn’t / But I was never the only one / And I’m sure I could never be Natalie.”
Ada didn’t end up winning the show — that honor went to AleXa, who represented Oklahoma with her song “Wonderland.” But at just 17, Ada is already on track to having a great career.