American Idol Season 17 preview: Who is Ada Vox and will she be able to finally win after 13 attempts?

American Idol Season 17 preview: Who is Ada Vox and will she be able to finally win after 13 attempts?

In less than a month, 'American Idol' will premiere with its 17th season on ABC. Being one of the longest-running talent-based reality TV competitions, 'American Idol' has come a long way since it started in 2002. 

The show has introduced famous artists like Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, David Archuleta, Adam Lambert and Jennifer Hudson. This season, Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, and Luke Bryan will be taking their seats as the judges once again. And Ryan Seacrest will be taking his position as host. 

Before the show premieres, the network has been releasing quite a number of teasers for fans and among them we noticed that drag queen Ada Vox has auditioned again this season. Vox reached the top 10 last year and was eliminated by America's vote. But it does not seem that she is ready to give up, because this year she is back for another go at competing for the title. 

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So who is Ada Vox? And does she have what it takes to win this season? Here's the rundown. 

You might know her as Ada Vox from 'American Idol', but when she is not being a drag queen and performing she is Adam Sanders from Texas. During her audition for 'American Idol' last year, Vox revealed that she is a waiter by day and a drag queen who performs in clubs by night. 

In an interview with People, she distinguished both Vox and Sanders saying, "Mr. Adam is the base of everything that I am. That’s just who I am and what I do every day of my life. Ms. Ada is kinda of the outer exterior, is a personification of the diva in Adam.”


Auditioning for 'American Idol' as Ada Vox was not the first time Vox appeared on the series. previously she auditioned as Sanders 12 times before making it as far as she did last year. Music became a major part of Vox's life after a surgery she underwent when she was eight years old. “When I was in the hospital, my mom would sing to me. And when she would sing to me, I had this sense of healing and a sense of happiness. That was the only time I would have relief from the pain that I was dealing with at the time," Vox told the San Antonio Current. 

After seeing other drag queens perform she decided to create Vox and perform, so she could create a personality that would fit her voice. The judges aren't the only famous fans of Vox, she has gotten praise from RuPaul's Drag Race's Michelle Visage, Jennifer Holliday and Lea Michele to name a few. 


After being eliminated from 'American Idol' last year, she has kept herself busy performing and writing. Now she is back with a bang this season, with hopes of winning and not giving up. 

But when it comes to answering the question whether Vox has what it takes to win the title, she sure does. Her bold voice and stronf presence will help captivate the crowd. All we can do now is hope that she makes it to the top 20 and if she does then it is a straight win for Vox from there. 

'American Idol' Season 17 airs March 3 on ABC 

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