Continuation of my post from yesterday about these amazing lgbtq+ performers! Both of them have advanced to the top 10 of American Idol!!!!! Today, Ada Vox sang “And I’m Telling You I’m Not Going” by Jennifer Holiday, and Jurnee sang “Never Enough” from “The Greatest Showman” and both were amazing performances!
However: Based on the voting from yesterday, they did not make the top 10- they were chosen by the judges to remain. That means we NEED to pay attention to support these amazing lgbtq+ voices! I’ll be posting updates on here, but if you are interested in supporting them, download the official American Idol app and it will allow you to vote directly after the Sunday shows until 9 am on monday (this is all in eastern time). You can also vote by going to americanidol.com/vote or by texting a number that is released during show nights.
Please please please support these incredible voices, as they are representing the lgbtq+ community so very well. (and tune in to American Idol on ABC- next week’s theme is disney and i’m so excited omg)
If you have any questions about this or are just curious, please message me! It means a lot to me to have queer representation on television, especially on a contest with such a wide audience as American Idol. (Ada Vox even got noticed by Rupaul on twitter!)
(follow them on instagram and twitter @ adavox and @ jurnee)
Della Reese, who many know to be a spectacular jazz singer and a popular actress responsible for bringing us the magnificent Tess from Touched by an Angel, passed away on Sunday night at her California home. She was 86 years old.
From her buttery smooth yet powerful voice flowed hits like “Don’t You Know,” which was drawn from an aria from Puccini’s opera La Boheme. Reese’s delivery of the ballad left listeners with chills that could only be credited to her widely extensive range. Her clear and concise pronunciation allowed fans to sing along with the dreamy track.
Over the course of her exemplary career, she received four Grammy Award nominations.
In 1969, Della became a pioneer in television history by launching the first ever talker hosted by an African-American woman called Della. Not only did she pave the way for women who craved a fearless model to glean from, she also blazed her own trail for the start of a rather prominent acting career.
Although Della Reese had always proven mastery with her impeccable vocal abilities, perhaps she is more recently known for the role she played as experienced angel Tess on the magnetic and iconic television series Touched by an Angel. Throughout the show’s journey, Reese comfortably settled into the wise matriarchal character of Tess as she guides the other angels to understand their purpose. Despite the program being canceled during its debut 1994-95 season, a letter-writing campaign persuaded executives to return the show to its rightful place, proving its great significance. In the end, a halo clad Della Reese sparkled as the heavenly Tess for a total of nine glorious seasons, landing herself seven consecutive NAACP Image Awards as best lead actress in a drama and two Emmy nominations, along with a 1998 Golden Globe nod.
Regardless of how you came to know the multi-talented woman named Della Reese, there’s no doubt that you are now a better person because of it. Her profound accomplishments and amazing presence will continue to put a smile on all of our faces for many years to come.
This should be a sad day for all harmonizers, but it actually isn’t.
This is a day that I think we all waited for, not because they are not good anymore, they are amazing. However they reached a point were they were succeding, they were not going forwards in their carreer as a group. They got stuck.
I will always love them, and i’m glad they took this step towards their future to improve and reach their goals as musicians. I’m happy excited to see what’s to come. I will always support them, in a group or individually.
I wish my girls good luck and I hope they succeed at what they do! ❤️👏🏻
So, my theory is that fangirls/boys get attached to fictional characters and celebrities so much because it’s like a one sided friendship. You feel like you know the person and have developed a deep bond with them. You get all the happiness, but none of the first awkwardness or fighting of a two-sided relationship. It’s almost like an instant friend who you can get to know in just a few short days.
Why do we seek these “fake friendships?” Many fangirls/boys joke about their lack of friends. Maybe the reason we look for the easy relationships is because irl friends are too difficult. Maybe you don’t live close to anyone who shares your common interests, or maybe you have a hard time connecting with another human.
Fictional friendships, on the other hand, take little to no effort. You just have to read all the books, watch the whole series, follow all their social media, and you know as much about them as anyone! Except you don’t, really. Nothing can replace a true friendship, where each person relies on the other. That’s why many of us may feel like we are lacking or something is missing.