'American Idol' Star Ada Vox Just Let the World Know What She Really Thinks About Laine Hardy

Kayla Keegan
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From Good Housekeeping

  • American Idol 2018 contestant Ada Vox had a lot to say about the season finale on Sunday night.
  • On Twitter, she congratulated Laine Hardy for winning the 2019 show, but then made it seem as though she wasn't happy with the results.
  • Ada also had some strong opinions about Wade Cota and Walker Burroughs's performance with Weezer.

Wait a sec ... did former American Idol contestant Ada Vox congratulate Laine Hardy for winning on Sunday night's finale ... and then proceed to throw some low-key shade a few seconds later?

That's what it looks like. Moments after host Ryan Seacrest announced that Laine was the 2019 winner, Ada hopped on Twitter and said, "Congratulations @TheLaineHardy on your win."

That was the nice part. But when a fan responded to the tweet and said "meh," Ada echoed the sentiment and posted a gif of Bart and Lisa Simpson saying "meh."

To make the situation even stickier, when a follower asked her what she was "meh"-ing about, she, indeed, confirmed that she was referring to "the results."

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While Ada's tweets can seem kind of confusing (like, why did she seem happy for Laine and then two seconds later say "meh"?), they do become much clearer when you look at the rest of her feed. "He really is just an average at best talent. More of a 'package' than having substance," she responded to fans after the finale.

It appears that even though Ada is supportive of Laine as a competitor on the show, she really wanted runner-up Alejandro Aranda or third-place finisher Madison VanDenburg to take the title.

In reaction to Alejandro's performances on Sunday night, Ada tweeted that the California native should've had more time on stage because one of his original songs "could win him the whole show." In the end though, he and Madison didn't secure as many votes as Laine.

Ada's tweets about the three finalists aside, she also shared her thoughts on other parts of the finale. For instance, when a fan tweeted that viewers "deserved an apology" for Weezer's performance with contestants Wade Cota and Walker Burroughs, she responded, "Honey .... I second that. Lol."

She also made it very clear that she thinks it's not cool that her friend and 2018 Idol winner Maddie Poppe didn't get to perform a song on finale night. According to Variety, Maddie was told there wasn't a spot open for her to sing on the three-hour long show, which included performances from Carrie Underwood and Adam Lambert. In the end though, Maddie was granted two minutes to plug her new album Whirlwind on Sunday night.

Now that American Idol is over for the year, it'll be a bit before we see Ada weigh in on the singing competition show. But we're sure when Idol comes back (presumably sometime in January 2020) she'll make her opinions known once again.


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