M.K. Nobilette, First Openly Gay Idol Singer, Told “You Belong Here” After Emotional Performance — WATCH HERE!
M.K. Nobilette gave the most emotional performance of the night on Wednesday’s “American Idol.” It was the first live episode of the FOX music competition for season 3.
As Gossip Cop has reported, Nobilette is the show’s first openly gay contestant. Regardless of should actually matter or not, the historicalness of that fact seemed to make her performance all the more poignant. She was one of ten female singers chosen by the judges to perform, and her moving take on the ballad “All of Me” by John Legend made Jennifer Lopez visibly teary.
And the crowd’s reception was so enthusiastic, the judges couldn’t even give their comments at first. “It was the perfect song choice, it really was. There’s a transparency in your vulnerability and your humanness,” Keith Urban told her. He added. “That was a really beautiful performance.”
Lopez said, “Getting up there can be so daunting but at the end of the day it’s just about making people feel something… It’s so easy to pick the big singers, but then somebody comes and you realize that’s not what it’s about.”
And Harry Connick Jr., who called Nobilette an “elegant and articulate singer,” said this was the first time he saw her perform without a “defeatist attitude.” “You belong here,” he told her.
Check out the video below!