“American Idol” contestant Ada Vox departed the reality competition on Sunday night after not receiving enough votes to advance to the top 7.
Vox impressed the judges yet again with her rendition of “Circle of Life” from “The Lion King” as part of Disney night.
“How special it is to have you on this show,” judge Lionel Richie said of Vox. “You are a movement unto yourself.”
However, the performance wasn’t enough as Vox was one of three contestants eliminated from the show.
Vox, real name Adam Sanders, auditioned for “American Idol” 12 times before advancing into the top 10. He also competed in season 12 as himself but only advanced to the top 50.
“I feel great, quite honestly. I feel like I did everything I needed to do up until this point. I made my mark on the world, on the show and I think I’ve made my mark in the music industry as well,” Vox told E! News. “I am so ready to just get home and start working. The real work begins after this.”
Judge Katy Perry also made it clear she is still a supporter of Vox’s career.
“I’ll see you around…I’ll see you around the circuit as well,” Perry told Vox during an interview with E! News.”Trust and believe this is not the end of us. This is a duo that’s going on the road.”
Contestant Jurnee, who is a lesbian, advanced to the top 7 with her cover of “How Far I’ll Go” from “Moana.”