AMERICAN Idol contestant Claudia Conway was eliminated from the singing competition tonight during the second round of Hollywood Week.
Judge Katy Perry told Kellyanne Conway’s 16-year-old daughter that she “applauds” her for “taking control of her life” just before sending the teen home.
Katy Perry delivered the bad news that Claudia’s time on American Idol was overCredit: ABC
Claudia Conway was eliminated tonight on American Idol
The 16-year-old is the daughter of politician Kellyanne ConwayCredit: Twitter
On Monday’s episode of the ABC competition, the contestants who made it through the first solo round of Hollywood Week were paired up with another singer for duets round.
Claudia was chosen to team up with Mississippi teen, Hannah Everheart.
They initially got off to a rough start as Hannah went “missing” and admitted she was “scared” to be partners with someone who is “Tik Tok famous.”
After going missing during rehearsal, a frustrated Claudia said: “I’m here to win. I’m here to put in the work and team up with my partner. But I have no partner.”
However, they eventually ended up meshing together and sang Harry Styles’ hit Sign Of The Times.
Claudia Conway sang Harry Styles’ hit Sign Of The Times as her final Idol performanceCredit: ABC
The politician’s daughter promised she would ‘do what it takes’ to win the competitionCredit: ABC
The duo were criticized for not singing individually enough and mainly harmonizingCredit: ABC
The judges were not impressed, as they criticized the pair for harmonizing too much and not showing off their individual talents.
Katy, 36, delivered the good news that Hannah made it through to the Showstopper round next week however, informed Claudia it was the end of the road for her.
With a stern face, the Teenage Dream singer said: “You’re just coming to life and I can see it in you.
“You’re taking control of your life and becoming your own person and I applaud you for that.
“But your time on American Idol has come to an end for right now. I hope you learned a lot and I hope you come and see us again.”
Claudia was disappointed but supportive of her partner after eliminationCredit: ABC
Katy gushed she ‘applauds’ Claudia’s journey of ‘taking control’ of her lifeCredit: ABC
Claudia’s partner Hannah Everhart made it through to the next roundCredit: ABC
The politician’s daughter congratulated her partner and exchanged supportive words as she said she would root for her the remainder of the show.
While many viewers were harsh on the New Jersey native’s talent, many praised Claudia’s voice and were disappointed to see her go.
One admirer tweeted: “Ok so I don’t agree! Claudia Conway should have absolutely gotten through!”
“I don’t think Claudia Conway should have been eliminated. I don’t know but Katie looked like she wasn’t feeling Claudia from the first audition,” another wrote.
A third said: “Claudia Conway …… class act & i think she should’ve gone thru. the other chick was crying cuz she treated Claudia bad. well done Claudia.”
In a pre-recorded package, Kellyanne looks excited, and says while hugging Claudia: “I’d tell her to go higher and give her constructive criticism.”
Claudia, seemingly annoyed, responds: “Stay in politics, I’ll do the music.”
She then explained to host Ryan Seacrest: “Music is the most important thing to me, I don’t think anyone realizes how much I want this.”
Claudia made it through to the next round after her first solo Hollywood Week roundCredit: Getty
The teen confessed music is ‘everything’ to her during the showCredit: Getty Images – Getty
During her performance, Claudia Bishop Briggs’ ballad River.
“I’ve never performed on a stage that big before. That was crazy,” Claudia says as Kellyanne appeared to clap and gave her daughter a standing ovation from her seat.
The online sensation made it through to the next round as Kellyanne cheerfully sang the Alicia Keys hit Girl is on Fire.
Claudia has publicly battled her mom on social media for antics in the past
Kellyanne Conway served as a former White House official in the Trump administrationCredit: Getty
Claudia’s mom also showed her support for the teenager, who frequently posts about the Conway family’s drama online.
The former Donald Trump aide first appeared on the reality show via video call to wish her daughter luck during her initial audition, asking, “Are you ready to go baby, are you excited?”