Drag Queen Ada Vox Advances To ‘American Idol’ Top 10 After Emotional “And I’m Telling You I’m Not Going”

Drag queen Ada Vox, also known as Adam Sanders, advanced to the American Idol top 10 when the judges decided she deserved to move ahead in the singing competition.
American Idol contestant Ada Vox heads to the Top 10

There was quite the dramatic moment last night on American Idol as Ada Vox, the drag persona of Adam Sanders, found herself without enough viewer votes to be automatically advanced to the Top 10.

So, the San Antonio native had to sing for her life. The judges were given the power to “save” four contestants from elimination and head into the top 10.

Choosing the apropos “And I’m Telling You I’m Not Going” from Dreamgirls, Ada wowed the judges yet again.

As an emotional Vox waited to learn her fate, Katy Perry quieted the crowd and said:

“I don’t know everything. I’ve got a lot to learn. But I have worked my butt off for over 10 years in the spotlight and these gentlemen on my side (pointing to Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan) – all of us collectively together – how many years would that be, maybe 60? Collectively? I think we do know talent when we see it. I would say that we would like to make an executive decision right now that Ada – you get that seat, baby.”

And with that Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan joined Perry in pointing to the area where the Top 10 contestants were sitting.

Later, Vox commented on the video page below expressing her thanks:

Hey, y’all!!! Firsrly, I wanted to start by saying that I love you all!!!
Secondly, I wanted to make note that I am aware of my much less than perfect vocal. Haha not only did my emotions run wild on me, but before the show, I had an allergic reaction to our lunch which made my tongue and throat swell up almost immediately. So that was fun… Lol. Thank you to everyone who did vote!!! If you want to see me continue on, make sure to vote next week! I promise it will be so much better!

America, we have our first American Idol drag contestant – Ms. Ada Vox.

Watch the clip below.