Everyone who auditions for American Idol wants to get a golden ticket to Hollywood, Claudia Conway included.

The 16-year-old daughter of Kellyanne and George Conway first announced on TikTok that she was auditioning for the singing competition and last night, her audition finally aired across the country. Claudia is known on social media for often disagreeing with her family, even accusing her mother of abuse. “Are you ok,” asked judge Katy Perry when Claudia first walked into the audition room.

When judge Luke Bryan said he felt like he was missing something, Claudia replied, “My parents are high profile political figures. My mother is Kellyanne Conway. She worked for Trump. And my dad’s George Conway. He worked against Trump.”

“I only want to spread love and I compromise and I disagree with my mom and dad,” she continued. “I had to move to Washington, D.C. when I was 12 and I hated it. When you mom is working for the President of the United States, who you very much disagree with, it’s really hard.”

The show did not shy away from the past Claudia has with her parents, but they did appear to show her parents in a positive light. Kellyanne appearing on a video message supporting her daughter while George was at the audition with his daughter.

Claudia first auditioned with Rihanna’s “Love on the Brain,” but she fell a little flat. She then went on to sing Adele’s “When We Were Young” after Perry instructed her to sing it “like you lost your youth because you weren’t able to experience it on your own with all the noise.”

Her second song got Claudia a “no” from Bryan but a “yes” from both Perry and Lionel Richie, granting her the opportunity to follow her dreams in Hollywood.

“There’s a lot of noise in your life,” Perry told Claudia. “You have to calm the storm that is around you. Meaning, before you sing, you need to get off your phone. You need to stop reading your comments. Push art aside. Because if not, you may never rise above your dad or mom. It’s your choice.”


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