It looks like the American Idol alums want contestant La’Porsha Renae to have “a moment” just like they did! The Mississippi native has been a stand-out in the final season of the hit reality competition series, and now the show’s past winners and finalists have cast their votes for her to win.
Season 1 winner Kelly Clarkson, who earlier in the season served as a guest judge, praised La’Porsha on Twitter on Wednesday evening, writing, “Yes ma’am @laporsharenae you are right! A woman started it and a woman’s gonna finish it!! Can’t wait to watch you win!! #youareblessed.”
The original Idol put her voting where her mouth was, writing, “I have never voted for anyone on @AmericanIdol not even 4 myself BUT I will be voting for @laporsharenae tonight. I need her future record!”
Season 2 winner Ruben Studdard followed suit, tweeting, “Ok well I haven’t voted for a idol contestant since my sis @TasiasWord [Fantasia]. Well tonight @laporsharenae just moved me to vote. #IdolFarewell.”
Jennifer Hudson, who was shockingly eliminated early in Season 3, also Instagrammed a photo of her calling in to vote, though she didn’t reveal which contestant got her stamp of approval.
“My first time voting for a contestant since I don’t know when !!!! Gotta support !!!!” she captioned the pic.
Season 6 contestant Melina Doolittle also tweeted her support of the artist, writing, “Listen, if @kelly_clarkson wants her as a bookend, who am I to deny that? Y’all. I can’t deal. La. Flipping. Porsha. #SingHEFFA Are you kidding me?! #IdolFinale #IdolTop2… Freak. LaPorsha just sang the living daylights out of that! Shoot y’all. I packed my shoes so I didn’t break the hotel tv but… #IdolFinale.”
As for La’Porsha, the Top 2 finalist seemed incredibly moved by her celebrity support. After dedicating her rendition of “Diamonds” to her young daughter in Wednesday night’s show, she responded to Clarkson’s tweet, writing, “Thank you so much!! I’m balling like a baby! Feeling so blessed! #IdolFinale.”
La’Porsha will go up against fellow finalist and Mississippian, Trent Harmon, during Thursday night’s two-hour, star-studded finale.
“This is the stuff that they write into movies,” Trent told ET. “Two Mississippians make it to the Top 2 of the last season of the greatest singing competition ever. It’s kind of freaky.”