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'Alter Ego': The Dawn Majesty eliminated despite moving judges with stunning voice

Kaleia Ayelett aka The Dawn Majesty didn't make the cut tonight, but she impressed judges on her way out
UPDATED SEP 30, 2021
Kaleia Ayelett (Alter Ego The Dawn Majesty) as seen on 'Alter Ego' (Greg Gayne/FOX)
Kaleia Ayelett (Alter Ego The Dawn Majesty) as seen on 'Alter Ego' (Greg Gayne/FOX)

When it comes to showcasing one's talent, it's easier said than done. Often, life gets in the way and pursuing dreams can take the back seat. 'Alter Ego' contestant The Dawn Majesty aka Kaleia Ayelett knows that all too well. But that doesn't mean people stop chasing what they are passionate about. For the contestants of 'Alter Ego', the show is a chance for singers and contestants to pick up right where they left off and do what they love the most -- sing their heart out.

With Alanis Morissette, Nick Lachey, Grimes and as the judges, contestants take on digital avatars while showcasing their singing talents. The judges and the audience only see the avatar perform, ensuring that the judging and voting process depends entirely on their performances. Today, let's take a look at Kaleia's journey on the show.


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To Kaleia, her alter ego allows her to bring forward hidden parts of herself because they are too strong or neglected by her. She has always been passionate about music and singing, but she put her career on hold when she got married. Now, seeing that she was getting a divorce, she felt as though she owed it to herself to pursue her dream and see it through. To her, the name The Dawn Majesty had particular significance -- dawn comes with new beginnings, which is what her alter ego meant to her. The Dawn Majesty is a vehicle for her dreams and encourages her to fight for them. Kaleia performed Demi Lovato's 'Confident'. Her performance blew the judges away.


Lachey was impressed by her energy and the confidence she brought to the main stage. Grimes loved the use of her alter ego since Kaleia got creative with her look and had laser eyes in the mix. Morissette felt that the singer sounded like a feminist icon pointing out that there is nothing wrong with being confident. too, was blown away by her performance. Being the night's first performance, Kaleia scored a spot on the Diamond, however, that spot was quickly overtaken by Kingston Sol. After all the performances of the night, it boiled down to the judges picking between her and fellow alter ego Night Journey.


After careful deliberation, the judges picked Night Journey over The Dawn Majesty. Kaleia performed 'This is Me' from 'The Greatest Showman' as she revealed herself to the judges. Morissette even said there is a special place in hell for like them, seeing that the eliminated singer had a stunning voice. Kaleia walked away with her head held high, grateful for the opportunity and to her alter ego.

Catch 'Alter Ego' Season 1 on Wednesdays at 9/8c on Fox.