Munhall native Gabby Barrett looks to bring 'American Idol' win to Pittsburgh


ABC's "American Idol" will air on live simulcast nationwide for the next three weeks, with the performances, voting and results being shown at the end of each show in real time across all time zones.

So after all the performances, the judges had to pick the four people they wanted to round out the Top 10.

Those are all good choices for the Top 10, but there were some surprises.

Adam Sanders, better known as Ada Vox when in full drag, auditioned for American Idol, got on the show, and made it through the grueling rounds of performances during the notoriously intense Hollywood Week. I am telling you - what I love most about you, is that you came here tonight to stop the show, OK? Hey Ryan, can you tell that the contestants are looking at the card?

"Every time before I go out and perform, I have to say my prayers", she says.

I've been consistently and pleasantly surprised by how watchable this season has been, and how the producers and ABC are making decisions that have retained the core of the show but also made it far less of a punishing viewing experience. After Ada's duet on "Defying Gravity" with Lea Michele last week, Visage tweeted, "My glam team and I want to give you the makeover of life for American Idol finals". Singing and having fun with "Getting You Home", and man I can't wait for this kid's first album.

First, Gabby Barrett, Michael J. Woodard, Maddie Poppe, Cade Foehner, Ada Vox and Catie Turner should be the six who are immediately safe. "He is where I get my strength from". "But what I do know is that there is a big part of America that is ready to accept me into their hearts".

ABC announced earlier Monday that for the first time in the history of American television, a reality-competition series will allow viewers to watch and vote from both coasts simultaneously. American Idol voters are always so predictable.