Kellyanne Conway’s daughter, Claudia, auditioned on the season premiere of ABC-TV’s “American Idol” on Feb. 14 and successfully made it through to the next round.
Claudia sang Rihanna’s “Love on the Brain,” and Adele’s “When We Were Young.”
Kellyanne was shown in archival footage embracing former President Donald Trump, and then lectured Claudia via video link:
You should be nervous, honey, it’s a very humbling experience. This is your time to shine. But remember, honey, winners are people who are willing to lose.
Meanwhile, dad George Conway escorted his Claudia to her audition.
Variety condemned ABC-TV for including Claudia:
What ABC has done here is wrong, and should merit deep reflection on the part of producers and executives. I suspect that will only come, though, if the ratings aren’t good, at which point young Claudia and her story of woe will quickly become expendable. She will have simply have found that a certain sort of moral swamp extends even as far as Hollywood, and met one more set of people willing to let drama play out in public as long as it sells.