Tue Apr 24 03:05:51 EDT 2018
Live television calls for some surprises every now and then.
Though performer and drag queen Ada Vox wasn’t voted through to the next round by viewers after Sunday’s performance, she was given the chance to redeem herself. The judges, who could save four contestants who were not voted through, had the option of either saving Ada or sending her home – but immediately after Ada’s performance, they couldn’t hold back.
“I don’t know everything,” Perry told Ada. “But I think we do know talent when we see it.”
Without waiting for Seacrest’s directions, the three judges mixed things up and simultaneously pointed to where the Top 10 were seated and said she belonged there – no ifs, ands or buts.
“When the Ada moment came, it wasn’t just one person’s idea,” Perry, 33, told reporters after the show. “We all looked at each other and we saw the math … excuse us, we’re going to step in now. Were we allowed to do that? We found out we were.”
“We messed up the timetable a bit, but you know what it was, we felt so strongly about it, we didn’t have to wait for that vote,” added Richie, 68.
“Enough was enough and you put your foot down when it’s real,” said Perry. “We stand for truth and for justice.”
Ada, who has auditioned for Idol every season since the age of 16, previously told PEOPLE, “I have a much bigger skin this time around. I’m not afraid to hear the hate. It can bounce off of me and I can use it to build myself up.”
Also known as Adam Sanders when not in drag, Ada says, “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.”
Marcio Donaldson, Mara Justine, Jonny Brenns and Garrett Jacobs were eliminated leaving Maddie Poppe, Cade Foehner, Gabby Barrett, Caleb Lee Hutchinson, Michael J. Woodard, Catie Turner, Ada Vox, Jurnee, Michelle Sussett and Dennis Lorenzo as the Top 10.
American Idol airs on Sundays and Mondays at 8 p.m. EST on ABC.
Tue Apr 24 01:09:30 EDT 2018
Christina Aguilera is on fire in Carpool Karaoke.
The pop diva, 37, brought her A-game during her first appearance on The Late, Late Show with James Corden‘s Carpool Karaoke segment on Monday night.
She belted out such hits like “Fighter,” “Dirrty,” and “Genie in a Bottle” alongside host James Corden, who seemed in awe of her vocal talent.
“How are you doing that with your voice?” Corden, 39, asked Aguilera after she had growled during a verse in “Fighter.”
“That’s an angsty thing, you’ve got to get your fighter on,” she explained, to which Corden responded he couldn’t copy her as he sounded “like I’ve got something trapped in my throat.”
“Could you find yourself getting lost in Ryan Gosling’s eyes?” Corden asked her.
“I think there were crushes but I… I wasn’t on the train,” she said.
“Were you on the Timberlake train?” Corden asked, which caused Aguilera to appear flustered.
“Um, I think, there was like a… me and Britney… well now you know there was a thing back then.. it was a good time,” she said, struggling with her answer.
“He had swag. Back then he had swag,” she concluded. “But I know Ryan did have a crush on Britney. I think so.”
“She must be regretting that,” Corden said.
When the duo moved on to singing Aguilera’s 2002 single Dirrty, they surprised their audience with Melissa McCarthy, who gave a fierce rendition of Redman’s rap verse.
“You two know each other. You’ve known each other a while, yes?” Corden asked the two.
“We’ve known each other a while,” McCarthy said, nodding. “We did a picture together — Life of the Party.”
“Which we obviously are,” Aguilera added.Want to keep up on the latest from PEOPLE? Sign up for our daily newsletter to get our best stories of the day delivered straight to your inbox.
Corden surprised the two with bedazzled microphones and asked the singer to teach him and McCarthy how to sing like her.
“I feel like Melissa and I, in our heads, we feel like we could be divas? But we need someone to teach us the true technique,” he said. While their music lesson
After dropping off McCarthy, Corden and Aguilera ended their Carpool session with a heart-lifting rendition of her classic, “Beautiful.”
Tue Apr 24 00:44:04 EDT 2018
The mother of one, who is expecting her second child with boyfriend Andrew Glennon, appeared via a video chat during the reunion, telling Shirley, his wife Kristina, and Dr. Drew that she felt she had been unfairly judged during the season due to her depression stemming from her breakup with ex-fiancé Matt Baier.
“I’m really hurt because the last thing I want is… like… the last thing I want is for people to look at me like that person because it’s not me,” Portwood said, referring to Shirley’s claims that she had been absent from their daughter Leah’s life following her breakup.
“It’s to the point where feel horrible about being depressed and stuff,” she continued. “I don’t know what anybody wants me to do anymore. I’m trying as hard as I can and as long as Leah knows that I love her with all my heart.”
“Even if I’m not a perfect mom — just so she knows I am here for her, that’s all that matters to me. I can’t keep defending myself as a mom, anymore. I don’t know what to do,” she added, sobbing into a cloth.
Shirley attempted to alleviate her emotions, saying, “Our issues what little they were, were a long time ago. I do not, and I will not keep Leah from you, ever.”
In January, Portwood slammed Shirley and Kristina for comments they made about her and her relationship with Glennon.
“She should have waited,” Shirley said, referring to Portwood’s relationship with Glennon after breaking up with ex-fiancé Baier in mid-2017. “She should have taken more time with Leah, and focused on her responsibility as a mother.”Want to keep up on the latest from PEOPLE? Sign up for our daily newsletter to get our best stories of the day delivered straight to your inbox.
“I know you’re sad from breaking up with somebody, I get it,” he continued. “From day one, I’ve been a parent, from day one I’ve never let my issues stop me from being a dad,” Shirley said. “I don’t have the option to not be a parent.”
Portwood responded to his comments on Twitter Monday, writing, “Make sure to watch Gary and Kristina tonight talking s— about me! It must be hard making money off of me! Being such a bad mom and all. Where would they be? Wait..in a 1 bedroom shack in the ghetto of Anderson where he was before I got out and the show came back on!! Ignorant!”
Teen Mom OG airs Mondays (9 p.m. ET) on MTV.