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.


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Mar 1, 2021




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Dolls Way!!!
Dolls Way!!! 4 hours ago
I'm not crying, I'm cutting onions!!
Papi Chulo
Papi Chulo 6 hours ago
Thats a hard song to sing but she did it nicely
mee mee the cat
mee mee the cat 7 hours ago
K Ronnie
K Ronnie 8 hours ago
What in the COVID handkerchief was that? That was a great audition.
patti disch
patti disch 9 hours ago
mr me
mr me 12 hours ago
Beautiful young lady!!!
Evelyn Rodriguez
Evelyn Rodriguez 13 hours ago
Omg.. I’m in tears. She’s beautiful. Mom great job. A heart of gold. Loving.. blessings
Elemuelle Harris
Elemuelle Harris 16 hours ago
Lionel Rickie's analogy about the "crack" really put things into great perspective.
Rouzard Angelic Boutique
They're so beautiful, when she ran for her mom 🥰 God Bless Every Single Mom Out Here Making it Happen For Their Kids 🧡
Priceless Raw
Priceless Raw 20 hours ago
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
lee denise
lee denise Day ago
Beautiful spirit, and voice. Such a tear jerker... keep pushing ma!!!
Brilliantly Magnificent!!!
Linnet Minnot
Mom you are an inspiration
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Зачем столько жрать?
gle bouvay
gle bouvay Day ago
I am so touched by this. She and her Mom are truly Blessed. Thanks Lionel for that Powerful Inspiration. TGBTG
Zainab Georfo
I really love Lionel Richie. ❤
Helen McCroskey
Helen McCroskey 2 days ago
Rhonda, God is singing through you! You are awesome. 👏
Booked and Busy
Booked and Busy 2 days ago
Sistah! You can blow!!
Karen Bond
Karen Bond 2 days ago
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
Gloria Mitchell
Gloria Mitchell 2 days ago
Beautiful soul.
Carol Jefta
Carol Jefta 2 days ago
baby girl u fantastic made me cry the Almighty will carry both of u
Berri Hill
Berri Hill 2 days ago
It's her mom's words for me..... Lord we must get up and fight.... Now the daughter has me crying more
Karen Walton
Karen Walton 2 days ago
Robert Perdue
Robert Perdue 3 days ago
I can't stop watching it my heart goes out to that young lady
Robert Perdue
Robert Perdue 3 days ago
This the best thing I seen all year
Robert Perdue
Robert Perdue 3 days ago
Wow I pray to God with all my heart that she make it she made me cry
Robert Perdue
Robert Perdue 3 days ago
Robert Perdue
Robert Perdue 3 days ago
She don't have to sing at 1:31 she touched my heart
Nelly 3 days ago
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
Nelly 3 days ago
Her note coming out I got chills I knw she was gonna hit all the notes 😍👏🏾🔥
HarmoniesbyAJ 3 days ago
Had me slopping crying
Mr Nix
Mr Nix 3 days ago
Tracey Curenton- Lenton
You got this, God has you covered and sweetie your voice is phenomenal. Love it
Brandon Hamilton
Brandon Hamilton 3 days ago
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.
Amy Graham
Amy Graham 3 days ago
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!!!
Malinda Jones
Malinda Jones 3 days ago
Wonda i love you don't give up hope you're beautiful
lynda waters
lynda waters 3 days ago
Shaniece Mills
Shaniece Mills 3 days ago
Lord these 😢 😿 😹 😭 😂 😢
Soulful Creations 4u
Wow I'm not a crier. But, I teared up on their story and her voice!
Jah Dale
Jah Dale 3 days ago
Who else in here cried?
Lenora Walters
Lenora Walters 3 days ago
And they sent her home! She needs to be on Broadway ASAP!
Sade` With The Receipts
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 😢 😭🙌🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👑
Renata Conage
Renata Conage 3 days ago
Beautiful Beautiful 🤎🙌🏿🙌🏿🙌🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿
BHORBABY BBaby 4 days ago
Made me cry so touching shes going places
BHORBABY BBaby 4 days ago
May God bless your life with wealth
BHORBABY BBaby 4 days ago
Bless your heart may God bless you
No Games
No Games 4 days ago
Amazing. Both of them are beautiful souls. Kudos Moms. You should be very proud!!!! God bless the two of you!
Empress Watson
Empress Watson 4 days ago
Got dammit I cried to😭😢😥😰😨🥺
Zaire Dravis
Zaire Dravis 4 days ago
I love her and her mommy We all god kids 🖤🖤🖤🖤❤❤❤❤🙏🙏🙏 lord bless them 😔😔😔😍😍
Valerie Willams
Valerie Willams 4 days ago
Look at God's and won't he do it. Amen....
Nicki Hope
Nicki Hope 4 days ago
Record deal NOW!
Aquabayb 4 days ago
Yesss she is amazing
Marquesha Sheffield
Sound like jennifer hudson on god 🙏🥺😯💚🙄🤔🤨😨🙊🙉🙈
Casual Finley
Casual Finley 4 days ago
Rebdhl 4 days ago
Wow she brought me to tears
Loveth Cherish
Loveth Cherish 4 days ago
Wow....this is so emotional,i can't stop crying. Nice one guys👍
Mohit Bhandari
Mohit Bhandari 4 days ago
She looks so innocent 😊😊
Wejaune Henry
Wejaune Henry 4 days ago
You have an amazing voice... You deserve this opportunity. Your great. Just keep fighting
Linda Gitau
Linda Gitau 4 days ago
This relationship is pure love, the Mama is the baby and the baby is the Mama.
Renee Allen
Renee Allen 4 days ago
Susana Sunshine
Susana Sunshine 4 days ago
EDWR FLE, Chef 4 days ago
Sing sing sing just wonderful 👏🏾 wow 👏🏾
Bridget Baffour
Bridget Baffour 4 days ago
U a so beautiful God bless
Maya Smith
Maya Smith 4 days ago
This touched my soul ❤❤❤ made me cry. I will make it. No matter what
Loqua Wade
Loqua Wade 4 days ago
Blew me away! Wow! 🥰
Jojo Harte
Jojo Harte 4 days ago
Beautiful inside and out !! You keep going girl gods got you .. xx
T Black
T Black 5 days ago
Imma really need RUvid to add a tissue emoji to these videos that’s gonna have me water falling. GOD IS AMAZING
Rebecca Cavitt
Rebecca Cavitt 5 days ago
This was beautiful made me cry too, touched me to the core and, I love Zoom 💘
Scarlet Frances
Scarlet Frances 5 days ago
Feel Good to Look Good
If THAT 8 minutes wasn't a beautiful moment - what is??! Thank you!
CherylDW59 5 days ago
JESUS , Thank you for this child .
Tiara Monee
Tiara Monee 5 days ago
She did that.,🤩
aghogho ochuko
aghogho ochuko 5 days ago
I couldn’t hold my tears
Angelita Paton Bacchus
I don’t know but Lionel is getting younger and better 🥰
Kanya Mpelane
Kanya Mpelane 5 days ago
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💚💚💚
CourtneyS_ Co
CourtneyS_ Co 5 days ago
“God provides a crack in the wall”.... whew🥲🙌🏾
Larry & Karen Life Laughs & Love
Lionel Richie is a great guy...and I love him as a judge on this show
Mel T
Mel T 5 days ago
Yaasss 🙌🏾🙌🏾
Mildred Sanders
Mildred Sanders 5 days ago
That Was Very Touching 😢 She has a Beautiful Voice. AMEN🙌🙌🙌
Mejia onerose
Mejia onerose 5 days ago
It hurts
jam 6 days ago
That piano jazzist was on point! He knew to play the instrumental & then Lionel, the mom and daughter just took it away!
Priscilla Reyes
Priscilla Reyes 6 days ago
I love you young lady
Tyree Crandle
Tyree Crandle 6 days ago
That made me cry
Janice R Wilson
Janice R Wilson 6 days ago
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Lodj Lodjv
Lodj Lodjv 6 days ago
Jessica 6 days ago
Keely Christine
Keely Christine 6 days ago
I love how rocks Lionel is by this whole wonderful experience.
Aneet Saanggg
Aneet Saanggg 6 days ago
With Jesus Christ in the Vessel, we as God's People can smile at all the storms! With our Head held high, knowing that our best is yet to come, IN the Mighty Name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, AMEN AND AMEN. Hallelujah! thank you Sweet Jesus for your blessings on us yours people, always and forever more amen!!!!!!!.
Yolanda Sulton
Yolanda Sulton 6 days ago
Apostle Harriet Locklear
This American Idol show It’s not just about only talent but it’s reaching out to so many that never had a chance of feeling worthy they are important .I was a Single Hard Working Mother I Just Wept so much 😭because I know what it is to travel in her
Latoya Harvey
Latoya Harvey 6 days ago
Just puddles over here😭. Just Beautiful !!
Yvonne Wallace
Yvonne Wallace 6 days ago
Great job
Hailey's Dailey Dose
Shawnee D
Shawnee D 6 days ago
She is just as pretty as her voice.
Spiritual Truth
Spiritual Truth 6 days ago
She's so pretty♥️
T May
T May 6 days ago
Yep i cried !
Jocelyn Peaks
Jocelyn Peaks 6 days ago
Daniel Brooks
Daniel Brooks 6 days ago
Tears of joy😭😭😭😭
Daniel Brooks
Daniel Brooks 6 days ago
Im crying so hard loving this
Daniel Brooks
Daniel Brooks 6 days ago
I love her mom so much a strong black woman and her daugher going to even be stronger
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