‘American Idol’ Finalist Ada Vox to Perform at Lubbock’s Rewind Club
American Idol 2018 finalist and drag performer Ada Vox will perform live at Lubbock's Rewind Club (1802 Buddy Holly Ave.) on Sunday, May 2nd. She'll be supported by talented local queens performing Lucha Libre lip-sync battles in honor of the upcoming Cinco de Mayo holiday.
The show will be hosted by local legend Emologie Raven. If that surname looks familiar, it's because it's my name, too. Raven is an honorific title that I am so proud to have and an invaluable gift I cherish. But enough about me.
If you're a fan at all of American Idol, you likely remember Ada Vox as a bit of an outsider and an underdog on her season. A lot of the American Idol audience is, shall we say, under-experienced with art, culture and lifestyles outside of their immediate personal experiences. And to be fair, drag queens are generally known for lip-syncing, not actual vocal performances.
But Ada Vox can sing, and she sings very well. A great example of this is her emotional and haunting performance of Radiohead's hit song, "Creep." Here's a compilation of her time on American Idol. (Skip to 3:29 to hear her incredible vocal range, and the 10-minute mark to hear her rendition of "Creep.")
Entrance to the show is free for 18 & up, but you'll want to get there early to reserve a seat as I am sure this will end up a packed house as the night goes on. Doors open at 9 PM.