The judges were impressed by Claudia Conway’s appearance on “American Idol” this week.
After going through the audition round, Claudia Conway returned for Hollywood Week on the March 21 episode of American Idol. For the first round of Hollywood Week, the artists chose one of six genres from which they wanted to perform a song. They then faced other participants of the same genre with appearances before the judges.
Claudia chose the pop genre that was the most popular choice among the participants. When she stepped on the stage Katy Perry immediately commented on her big transformation – she dyed her hair from blonde to dark brown! Claudia sang “River” by Bishop Briggsand the judges applauded her after the transfer. She even made it to the next round of Hollywood Week!
Claudia Conway plays in ‘American Idol’. (ABC)
“My audition wasn’t my best,” Claudia admitted before the performance. “I was very, very nervous. I had these doubts in my head and I told myself you are not ready, you are not good enough. In my life, I am so focused on all the noise and the people who hate me and my family online and on social media. Katy Perry said to me, “You need to calm the storm around you.” She believed in me. I couldn’t be more grateful for that. Now I’m just exaggerating the noise and telling myself I can do it. “
This week Claudia had a special guest with her – her mother, Kellyanne Conwaywho was formerly Senior Advisor for Donald Trump. Claudia and Kellyanne’s relationship has made headlines due to their very different political views, causing tension between them, which was released ahead of the 2020 election. “It’s okay for you to have different views than people you love,” said Claudia of Idol.
Claudia Conway appears on American Idol during Hollywood Week. (ABC)
Before Claudia took the stage Ryan Seacrest she asked how important it was for her to be on this show to find out who she wanted to be separated from her parents. “It’s the most important thing in the world for me,” confirmed Claudia. “I’ve been trying to establish my own identity for a while. Most people don’t know that I’m a singer and it’s very, very important to me. “
Even though Claudia “literally freaked out” before her performance, she totally screwed it up! Kellyanne couldn’t have been prouder and was on her feet in the crowd when Claudia was announced to keep going. She will next do the duet round in Hollywood week.