'I'm back': American Idol's Lady K to perform Saturday night at B.B. King's in Montgomery

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Shhhhhh! It's a secret, kinda.

After leaving "American Idol" on May 1 and taking a few days to relax in California, Montgomery native Lady K is back and set for a concert tonight at B.B. King's Blues Club in Wind Creek Montgomery, 1801 Eddie L. Tullis Road.

"Nobody knows that I'm back," Lady K said Saturday morning. "Tonight is going to be the first time that anybody knows that I'm back in Montgomery. I've only been back for two days. I've just been resting and trying to get my mind together ... One thing I do miss is being able to sleep in."

Her return has even been a secret from her family. "But now they're gonna know," she said.

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She's been added to the lineup for the 9 p.m. Mother's Day Mayhem concert, starring Inayah and also featuring Jeremy Flyy and DJ Gorgeous. It's hosted by Toia Jones. It's a 21-and-up ticketed event with standing room only for $40. Tickets available online at ticketweb.com. Doors open at 8 p.m.

So what will it feel like once Lady K steps in front of hometown fans?

"I'm going to feel alive and loved and well supported, appreciated and back on fire again," she said. "I can't stay off the stage too long."

She'll also be hungry. The concert is taking place at the same time Wind Creek Montgomery is hosting 'Poosa Q, a huge BBQ competition with 128 competitors.

"I'm gonna go eat," she said.

Lady K said she's still watching "American Idol," which returns Sunday at 7 p.m. on ABC.

"They've got Will.i.am as a mentor," she said. "I'm excited to see that play out."

Montgomery native Lady K performs "How Far I'll Go" from the Disney movie "Moana" during "American Idol" on Sunday, May 1, 2022.
Montgomery native Lady K performs "How Far I'll Go" from the Disney movie "Moana" during "American Idol" on Sunday, May 1, 2022.

There's more fun ahead. Montgomery and Tuskegee, where she lives, are making plans for celebrations in her honor, but details haven't been released yet, Lady K said.

"Those two things are going to happen, and I want everybody to come out and be a part of them," she said.

Follow her online at musicbyladyk.com, where you can also learn how to get her new EP "Time of Your Life."

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Contact Montgomery Advertiser reporter Shannon Heupel at sheupel@gannett.com.

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