‘American Idol’ finalist ‘honored’ to perform at the White House; be damned the inevitable backlash

Jax, the season 14 “American Idol” finalist, is excited about performing at the White House on Independence Day, saying she is “honored” to have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

And the East Brunswick, N.J., singer couldn’t care less about the inevitable backlash from the Trump Derangement Syndrome crowd.


“I think it’s kinda a really unfortunate thing people can’t separate politics and patriotism,” Jax told TMZ on Thursday.

“I think it’s about honoring our troops and celebrating the birthday of our country,” she said of the White House performance.


Singers Jonny Brenns and Sara Evans will share the bill with Jax for the 4th of July concert on the south lawn of the White House, Fox News reported. President Donald  Trump and first lady Melania Trump are expected to be in attendance.

In response to a vile social media user tweeting “now that you’ve been outed as a Trumper, you can f*cking burn in hell,” Jax explained that her younger brother is in the U.S. Marine Corps and her father was a first-responder on 9/11.

“I would have jumped at the chance to perform for any president,” she said in a tweet. “It’s an honor & once in a lifetime opportunity to perform at the White House for a military event, given that my brother is a Marine & father a 9/11 first responder. Telling me to burn in hell seems counterproductive.”


The singer shared the exciting news on her Instagram page, posting an apparent photo with her brother.

The caption read: “Excited to announce that I’ll be performing at the White House next week! It’s really an honor to be able to celebrate our soldiers on the 4th of July for an awesome military event.”

Excited to announce that I’ll be performing at the White House next week! It’s really an honor to be able to celebrate our soldiers on the 4th of July for an awesome military event. The concert will be aired live on the Hallmark Channel! Nothing but good vibes, family, and military under the fireworks. Don’t forget to take a break from BBQing and tune in to support our troops! ???

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But then, any fan who follows the singer on Instagram already knows she supports the military.

The definition of badass.

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She’s also big on celebrating Independence Day, as seen in a photo below from 2017:

Happy 4th of July weekend, nuggets ???✖

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