Tuesday, May 28, 2024

UPDATE “American Idol” Gives Claudia Conway the Golden Ticket to the Next Round, But Are They Using Her? (Yes)


We’ll see how the ratings were tomorrow for tonight’s “American Idol.” But the gimmick of letting 16 year old Claudia Conway advance to the next round is not funny.

Claudia got her Golden Ticket, but not before Luke Bryan was brave enough to say she wasn’t ready for the show.

Katy Perry and Lionel Richie overruled Luke, and let Claudia in. I think this is a mistake. The show is using her for ratings, Period.

Claudia is already a social media star of infamy. Her young life is dissected daily because her parents are letting her cause chaos on TikTok. Now, this.

Luke Bryan was right. Her voice isn’t ready. Her delivery isn’t either. She twists her mouth in a very unattractive way. A coach might help, but two more years would, also. The Conways are exposing Claudia to public criticism.

She was so bad on her first song that the judges stopped her. Then they acquiesced and let her sing Adele’s “When I Was Young.” It was okay, but not great. And now she’s made the cut. She’s never going to be a great pop singer. But the time her teen years are over, she’s going to have a tough hide.

PS If we have to see Kellyanne Conway again on a big screen, I will throw the TV out the window.



Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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