Claudia Conway, daughter of former White House counsel, Kellyanne Conway, has made a name for herself on TikTok. Now, it appears that she auditioned for American Idol.
She posted a video before her recent tryout, gushing about meeting host Ryan Seacrest. “Hey guys, I’m here at American Idol confessional,” she said with the American Idol crew waving in the background. “I met Ryan Seacrest today and have my audition soon. I’m very, very nervous, but very excited.”
@claudiamconway@americanidol shoutout to anhie? original sound – claudia conway
For those who aren’t following politics, her mother quit her job after 16 year old Claudia basically had a meltdown on social media. While her mother appeared on news programs, supporting her boss, Donald Trump and offering “alternative facts.” Her father, attorney George Conway worked to defeat President Trump as a founding member of the Lincoln Project, a group of anti-Trump Republicans.
One can only imagine the atmosphere in that household. Claudia’s politics are Bernie Sanders left. Her TikTok is an endless stream of humorous Trump takedowns. She broke the news on TikTok that both she and her mother contracted COVID-19 after mother attended the Covid superspreading event otherwise known as Amy Coney Barrett’s White House Supreme Court nomination party.
As it turns out, Claudia can sing, as she has more or less demonstrated on TikTok, so she won’t be a joke contestant. But with all the controversy surrounding the Conways, ABC will probably air the audition in any case. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if American Idol reached out to her after finding her TikTok vids (ETA: See update below. Idol did reach out).
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American Idol posted photos from the set today, so it looks like the judges continue to audition hopefuls. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, judges auditions are all being held in various locations in California rather than across the country.
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— American Idol (@AmericanIdol) November 16, 2020
UPDATE: According to People, Claudia’s mom Kellyanne is serving as chaperone for the teen and says that she was invited to audition for the show in Ojai, California, and “the last three days have been a whirlwind of interviews, rehearsals and the actual audition. She [Claudia] calls it the ‘coolest experience’ of her life.”
In a short Instagram stories video posted recently, Katy Perry said “well, well, well, let the games begin because Claudia just tried out for American Idol,” before panningover to Claudia who waved and said “Hi.”