Grab Your Tissues! Ronda Felton Makes Lionel Richie Cry! - American Idol 2021

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Ronda Felton has faced some challenging times throughout her life, but nothing has taken away from her kind, loving spirit. Ronda absolutely blows the judges away with her rendition of “One Night Only” by Jennifer Hudson, as Lionel is moved to tears by Ronda’s performance. Katy Perry tells Ronda: “You don't have to be strong. You just have to be Ronda and that will take you all the way." We’re beyond excited to see what Ronda has in store for Hollywood Week!
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AMERICAN IDOL, the iconic series that revolutionized the television landscape by pioneering the music competition genre, returns on ABC.
American Idol 2021
Helping to determine who America will ultimately vote for to become the next singing sensation are music industry forces and superstar judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie. Emmy® Award-winning host and producer Ryan Seacrest continues as host of the beloved series, while multimedia personality Bobby Bones serves as the in-house mentor.


  1. tha bama family
    tha bama family
    23 мүнөт мурун

    This the best video I ever seen I cried the whole video I feel every word I swear

  2. Beautiful Tina
    Beautiful Tina
    5 саат мурун

    Absolutely beautiful 🙏🏾❤️

  3. PreciousGrrowth
    16 саат мурун

    Y’all gon make me cry

  4. Janique Geddeskarrer
    Janique Geddeskarrer
    18 саат мурун

    It's five thirty here in England... Sunday., I am bawling my eyes out... I am breathless l wish Ronda and her mum all the best ❣️

  5. Tricia Williams
    Tricia Williams
    21 саат мурун

    Jesus is Love God is so sweet thanks Lionel

  6. Tricia Williams
    Tricia Williams
    21 саат мурун

    She could be a good blues singer or even Opera

  7. angel wingz
    angel wingz
    21 саат мурун

    He wanted to hug them so bad 🥺💖 I literally bawled through the whole thinf

  8. CharmCityCowboy
    22 саат мурун

    What a story, hope she gets what she wants out of life🙏 Big Lionel Richie fan ever since Love will find a way in High School.

  9. LaTanya Smith
    LaTanya Smith
    23 саат мурун

    Beautiful ❤️❤️❤️

  10. waterfall white
    waterfall white
    Күн мурун

    I Love Lional hes a very encouraging person

  11. Nefari’s Soul
    Nefari’s Soul
    Күн мурун

    I always loved Zoom!!!!!! 🥰

  12. Teresa MCLawrence
    Teresa MCLawrence
    Күн мурун


  13. Tasia Owens
    Tasia Owens
    Күн мурун

    why am i crying????

  14. mick c
    mick c
    Күн мурун

    I really hope this girl goes all the way , her voice is so sincere. Brought a tear to my eye too. (Shh) dont tell!

  15. love jones
    love jones
    Күн мурун

    Beautiful she’s going to Broadway!!

  16. tyesha hardy
    tyesha hardy
    2 күн мурун


  17. Autumn Robinson
    Autumn Robinson
    2 күн мурун

    The chillss

  18. Sylvia Smith
    Sylvia Smith
    2 күн мурун

    Damn this hit me hard. Such a beautiful soul ❤️

  19. sherry mitchell
    sherry mitchell
    2 күн мурун

    God is so good... all we need is a crack .. praise God

  20. JC Rodriguez
    JC Rodriguez
    2 күн мурун

    She went to grab her mama 😍😘😘🙏🏻 May God bless them both 🙏🏻

  21. Angela Challow
    Angela Challow
    2 күн мурун

    Sanging with her soul! This BabyGal gave me chills💥tears are flowing.I felt her running for her ❤️Momma.

  22. Felesha Rookwood
    Felesha Rookwood
    3 күн мурун

    I'm crying ....tears of joy

  23. C-Rance
    3 күн мурун

    This was so fake. Just manufactured to get ratings.

  24. Jessica Kennedy
    Jessica Kennedy
    3 күн мурун

    Mashallah 🥰

  25. dornette marsh
    dornette marsh
    3 күн мурун

    She so pretty/Natural beauty/which her all the best/stay safe/when God bless you there are no disappointment

  26. Dolls Way!!!
    Dolls Way!!!
    3 күн мурун

    I'm not crying, I'm cutting onions!!

  27. Papi Chulo
    Papi Chulo
    3 күн мурун

    Thats a hard song to sing but she did it nicely

  28. mee mee the cat
    mee mee the cat
    3 күн мурун


  29. K Ronnie
    K Ronnie
    3 күн мурун

    What in the COVID handkerchief was that? That was a great audition.

  30. patti disch
    patti disch
    3 күн мурун


  31. mr me
    mr me
    4 күн мурун

    Beautiful young lady!!!

  32. Evelyn Rodriguez
    Evelyn Rodriguez
    4 күн мурун

    Omg.. I’m in tears. She’s beautiful. Mom great job. A heart of gold. Loving.. blessings

  33. Elemuelle Harris
    Elemuelle Harris
    4 күн мурун

    Lionel Rickie's analogy about the "crack" really put things into great perspective.

  34. Rouzard Angelic Boutique
    Rouzard Angelic Boutique
    4 күн мурун

    They're so beautiful, when she ran for her mom 🥰 God Bless Every Single Mom Out Here Making it Happen For Their Kids 🧡

  35. Priceless Raw
    Priceless Raw
    4 күн мурун

    That poverty line is no joke 😥 her mom had multiple useless jobs and look at all that happened to them. So working is not the key either

    1. Stacey J
      Stacey J
      3 күн мурун

      I felt that part so real

  36. lee denise
    lee denise
    4 күн мурун

    Beautiful spirit, and voice. Such a tear jerker... keep pushing ma!!!

    4 күн мурун

    Brilliantly Magnificent!!!

  38. Linnet Minnot
    Linnet Minnot
    5 күн мурун

    Mom you are an inspiration

  39. КоТэ ПоД нОрКоТэ
    КоТэ ПоД нОрКоТэ
    5 күн мурун

    Зачем столько жрать?

  40. gle bouvay
    gle bouvay
    5 күн мурун

    I am so touched by this. She and her Mom are truly Blessed. Thanks Lionel for that Powerful Inspiration. TGBTG

  41. Zainab Georfo
    Zainab Georfo
    5 күн мурун

    I really love Lionel Richie. ❤

  42. Helen McCroskey
    Helen McCroskey
    5 күн мурун

    Rhonda, God is singing through you! You are awesome. 👏

  43. Booked and Busy
    Booked and Busy
    5 күн мурун

    Sistah! You can blow!!

  44. Karen Bond
    Karen Bond
    6 күн мурун

    As the old Baptist Hymn says” I Stand Amazed of Jesus The Nazarene” this shows that God can do anything but Fail!! This young Lady even after crying , stood there and nailed that song, and I agree with the Judges this is not the best from her !! I had chills then, and I believe in time to come I will feel I’m in Iceland!! Go get your dream young lady!! It’s yours for the asking ! Karen

  45. Gloria Mitchell
    Gloria Mitchell
    6 күн мурун

    Beautiful soul.

  46. Carol Jefta
    Carol Jefta
    6 күн мурун

    baby girl u fantastic made me cry the Almighty will carry both of u

  47. Berri Hill
    Berri Hill
    6 күн мурун

    It's her mom's words for me..... Lord we must get up and fight.... Now the daughter has me crying more

  48. Karen Walton
    Karen Walton
    6 күн мурун


  49. Robert Perdue
    Robert Perdue
    6 күн мурун

    I can't stop watching it my heart goes out to that young lady

  50. Robert Perdue
    Robert Perdue
    6 күн мурун

    This the best thing I seen all year

  51. Robert Perdue
    Robert Perdue
    6 күн мурун

    Wow I pray to God with all my heart that she make it she made me cry

  52. Robert Perdue
    Robert Perdue
    6 күн мурун


  53. Robert Perdue
    Robert Perdue
    6 күн мурун

    She don't have to sing at 1:31 she touched my heart

  54. Nelly
    6 күн мурун

    When she ran n got her mom n we mom and Lionel song her favorite song together I tear up no matter what what life throw at u be strong n believe

  55. Nelly
    6 күн мурун

    Her note coming out I got chills I knw she was gonna hit all the notes 😍👏🏾🔥

  56. HarmoniesbyAJ
    6 күн мурун

    Had me slopping crying

  57. Mr Nix
    Mr Nix
    6 күн мурун


  58. Tracey Curenton- Lenton
    Tracey Curenton- Lenton
    6 күн мурун

    You got this, God has you covered and sweetie your voice is phenomenal. Love it

  59. Brandon Hamilton
    Brandon Hamilton
    6 күн мурун

    I pray she makes her dreams come true and that she can put her and her mother where they deserve to be. Somewhere happy. God blesses us all. Some of our journeys aren't as easy as others. But the hardest paths have the most beautiful destinations.

  60. Amy Graham
    Amy Graham
    6 күн мурун

    This one is a keeper!!!❤️ Every now & then you hear words of substance, clothed with compassion & hope!!! Lionel Richie, hats off to you, dear Sir!!!

  61. Malinda Jones
    Malinda Jones
    7 күн мурун

    Wonda i love you don't give up hope you're beautiful

  62. lynda waters
    lynda waters
    7 күн мурун


  63. Shaniece Mills
    Shaniece Mills
    7 күн мурун

    Lord these 😢 😿 😹 😭 😂 😢

  64. Soulful Creations 4u
    Soulful Creations 4u
    7 күн мурун

    Wow I'm not a crier. But, I teared up on their story and her voice!

  65. Jah Dale
    Jah Dale
    7 күн мурун

    Who else in here cried?

  66. Lenora Walters
    Lenora Walters
    7 күн мурун

    And they sent her home! She needs to be on Broadway ASAP!

  67. Sade` With The Receipts
    Sade` With The Receipts
    7 күн мурун

    Ok ALL OF MY CHILDREN ARE ON PUNISHMENT EFFECTIVELY ASAP! I HAVE TOLD THEM OVER AND OVER ABOUT COMING INTO MY ROOM CUTTING THESE DAMN ONIONS RIGHT NEXT TO ME WHILE I AM WATCHING VIDEOS ON MY LAPTOP! 😠 😡 I was watching and listening to gospel music on this rainy Sunday morning on 4/11/2021 at 11:28 a.m. and here comes these folks 😢 😭🙌🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👑

  68. Renata Conage
    Renata Conage
    7 күн мурун

    Beautiful Beautiful 🤎🙌🏿🙌🏿🙌🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿

  69. BHORBABY BBaby
    7 күн мурун

    Made me cry so touching shes going places

  70. BHORBABY BBaby
    7 күн мурун

    May God bless your life with wealth

  71. BHORBABY BBaby
    7 күн мурун

    Bless your heart may God bless you

  72. No Games
    No Games
    7 күн мурун

    Amazing. Both of them are beautiful souls. Kudos Moms. You should be very proud!!!! God bless the two of you!

  73. Empress Watson
    Empress Watson
    7 күн мурун

    Got dammit I cried to😭😢😥😰😨🥺

  74. Zaire Dravis
    Zaire Dravis
    7 күн мурун

    I love her and her mommy We all god kids 🖤🖤🖤🖤❤❤❤❤🙏🙏🙏 lord bless them 😔😔😔😍😍

  75. Valerie Willams
    Valerie Willams
    7 күн мурун

    Look at God's and won't he do it. Amen....

  76. Nicki Hope
    Nicki Hope
    7 күн мурун

    Record deal NOW!

  77. Aquabayb
    7 күн мурун

    Yesss she is amazing

  78. Marquesha Sheffield
    Marquesha Sheffield
    7 күн мурун

    Sound like jennifer hudson on god 🙏🥺😯💚🙄🤔🤨😨🙊🙉🙈

  79. Casual Finley
    Casual Finley
    7 күн мурун


  80. Rebdhl
    7 күн мурун

    Wow she brought me to tears

  81. Loveth Cherish
    Loveth Cherish
    8 күн мурун

    Wow....this is so emotional,i can't stop crying. Nice one guys👍

  82. Mohit Bhandari
    Mohit Bhandari
    8 күн мурун

    She looks so innocent 😊😊

  83. Wejaune Henry
    Wejaune Henry
    8 күн мурун

    You have an amazing voice... You deserve this opportunity. Your great. Just keep fighting

  84. Linda Gitau
    Linda Gitau
    8 күн мурун

    This relationship is pure love, the Mama is the baby and the baby is the Mama.

  85. Renee Allen
    Renee Allen
    8 күн мурун


  86. Susana Sunshine
    Susana Sunshine
    8 күн мурун


  87. EDWR FLE, Chef
    EDWR FLE, Chef
    8 күн мурун

    Sing sing sing just wonderful 👏🏾 wow 👏🏾

  88. Bridget Baffour
    Bridget Baffour
    8 күн мурун

    U a so beautiful God bless

  89. Maya Smith
    Maya Smith
    8 күн мурун

    This touched my soul ❤❤❤ made me cry. I will make it. No matter what

  90. Loqua Wade
    Loqua Wade
    8 күн мурун

    Blew me away! Wow! 🥰

  91. Jojo Harte
    Jojo Harte
    8 күн мурун

    Beautiful inside and out !! You keep going girl gods got you .. xx

  92. T Black
    T Black
    8 күн мурун

    Imma really need KGshows to add a tissue emoji to these videos that’s gonna have me water falling. GOD IS AMAZING

  93. Rebecca Cavitt
    Rebecca Cavitt
    8 күн мурун

    This was beautiful made me cry too, touched me to the core and, I love Zoom 💘

  94. Scarlet Frances
    Scarlet Frances
    8 күн мурун


  95. Feel Good to Look Good
    Feel Good to Look Good
    8 күн мурун

    If THAT 8 minutes wasn't a beautiful moment - what is??! Thank you!

  96. CherylDW59
    8 күн мурун

    JESUS , Thank you for this child .

  97. Tiara Monee
    Tiara Monee
    9 күн мурун

    She did that.,🤩

  98. aghogho ochuko
    aghogho ochuko
    9 күн мурун

    I couldn’t hold my tears

  99. Angelita Paton Bacchus
    Angelita Paton Bacchus
    9 күн мурун

    I don’t know but Lionel is getting younger and better 🥰

  100. Kanya Mpelane
    Kanya Mpelane
    9 күн мурун

    I love everything about this audition. The love and sincerity displayed is humbling. Also, uncle Lionel being a great soul and singing her mom's favourite song makes it even more heart-warming💚💚💚