May 1, 2018 at 3:43 pm PDT | by Mariah Cooper
Ada Vox makes post-‘American Idol’ appearance at GMCLA Voice Awards

Ada Vox singing ‘Circle of Life’ on ‘American Idol’ (Screenshot via YouTube)

Ada Vox, the first drag queen to compete on “American Idol,” will make her first post-“Idol” appearance at the 7th Annual Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles Voice Awards at the Dolby Ballroom (6801 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, Calif.) on Saturday, May 5th.

Vox, real name Adam Sanders, auditioned for the reality competition show 12 times before reaching the top 10 in season 16. In season 12, Vox, performing as Sanders, reached the top 50 before being eliminated.

“GMCLA is thrilled to welcome Ada Vox in what will be her first major performance in front of an audience since leaving American Idol,” Jonathan Weedman, Executive Director of GMCLA, said in a statement. “We welcome her with open arms and congratulate her extraordinary success.”

Broadway star Shoshana Bean will also perform.

GMCLA will present CNN political commentator and strategist Ana Navarro with the Outspoken Voice Award and Tony Award-winning Broadway star Billy Porter with the Courageous Voice Award.

The first ever Rising Voice Award will be presented to local high school senior Zach Johnson.

Voice Awards Bronze tickets are $400 and Voice Awards Silver tickets are $600. The cocktail reception kicks off at 6:30 p.m. followed by the dinner and award presentation at 6:30 p.m. There will also be a silent auction with items including a Sir Elton John autographed “Yellow Brick Road” album, a roundtrip ride on a private plane for two, a Zulu Nyala African Safari and a vacation for two to Marbella, Spain.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit here. 

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