La’Porsha Renae “Kelly And Michael” Video: Watch “Battles” Performance!
La’Porsha Renae performed “Battles” on Tuesday’s “Kelly and Michael.” Watch below!
As Gossip Cop reported, “Battles” was intended to be Renae’s “winner’s single” for “American Idol.” On last week’s series finale, however, she was named the runner-up to winner Trent Harmon. She’s nonetheless scored a record deal, and will be promoting “Battles” on a media tour.
Following Renae’s performance on the ABC morning talk show, Kelly Ripa exclaimed, “Are you kidding me?! Perfection!” The co-host then pointed out, “A lot of people think being first runner-up is the winning position, in the history of the whole entire competition.” Renae responded, “I feel blessed that I’m the runner-up. Trent deserved the title.”
The contestant went on to reveal what Harmon, who was on “Kelly and Michael” on Monday, whispered in her ear right after the results announcement. “He told me that God wanted it this way, and the only reason I didn’t win was because God wanted something bigger and better for me,” Renae said, prompting applause from the audience.
Michael Strahan brought up “adversity” Renae as faced, and said how “proud” her 16-month-old daughter must be. She also discussed meeting former “Idol” winners at the finale, and some of the judges’ “best” advice. Not mentioned, though, was the recent online firestorm sparked after the aspiring star said in a conference call on Friday that she didn’t “agree” with the LGBT “lifestyle.”
Renae offered an apology for her controversial remarks on Sunday, but many are still debating the issue, including in Gossip Cop’s own comments section. Check out Renae’s new interview and performance below.