After the Hollywood Week started in American Idol, the very first episode of the 19-seasons long show ended up making things worse for it. The first episode largely featured Claudia Conway, who is already a known face through being the daughter of George and Kellyanne Conway.

The performances kicked off with a genre round where the contestants were supposed to pick a song from any given genre and perform it in front of the judges Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan.

After Claudia choose to go for “River” by Bishop Briggs, which is a song from the pop genre. The singer had come out with a different look, with her hair dyed purple.

While other contestants received significantly lower time on the screen, Claudia had unbelievable amount of screen time. She talked about her month and how she’d been trying to get over it all.

She believed in me, and I could not be more grateful for that. Now I’m just trying it all out to telling myself I can do it.

Even though she claimed that her mother was a major discouragement in her life when it came to singing, her mother rose and sang her a song at the request of the judges, which embarrassed her further.

The fans did not like this bit at all, and took to Twitter to talk about how the show is majorly rigged. While American Idol did get their traction, at least fans are more aware of the programming that actively going on in the show.

Nitish Vashishtha

Nitish Vashishtha is a freelance writer/news correspondent from India. He’s written content for companies like ScoopWhoop and Sportskeeda. He’s been writing about pop-culture, current affairs and pro-wrestling since 2017. While pursuing Master's in Mass Communication with a special interest in Advertising, his key areas of creativity lie in designing, content creation and creative storytelling as well as fictional writing. In his free time, he likes to create new riffs on his guitar, learning about whatever piques his interest, reading books ranging from philosophy to speculative sci-fi and enjoys watching anything HBO (Succession FTW).

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