Ryan Hammond Finds a Spiritual Connection with Katy Perry - American Idol 2019 on ABC

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Former church singer Ryan Hammond overcomes weight issues to follow his dreams and audition for American Idol with "Lay Me Down" by Sam Smith in front of Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie.
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AMERICAN IDOL, the iconic series that revolutionized the television landscape by pioneering the music competition genre, returns on ABC.
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 returns as host of the beloved series.


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Mar 19, 2019




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Kristina Pack
Kristina Pack 11 hours ago
Never knew that about stockton lived here forever lol
Luciana Galloway
Luciana Galloway 2 days ago
He’s amazing. Can’t believe he was eliminated. Big mistake they’ve made but he will probably turn things around
Courtney Sierra
Courtney Sierra 6 days ago
Yeah ... no
Nushreen Torabally
tattoo bby1
tattoo bby1 8 days ago
OMG I love him!♡
Janzen 9 days ago
Guy reminds me of sal from impractical jokers
Trace Dial
Trace Dial 9 days ago
Love, Love, Love everything.
jessica gondwe
jessica gondwe 9 days ago
Good Lord he’s fine💕👌annnnd his voice... delicious. That pianist was playing like he just wanted to go home. 🙄 I liked his voice better in this song that Sam Smith.
Levi Pinkhasov
Levi Pinkhasov 9 days ago
Nothing was wrong with the way he sang the song. He was climaxing to the song and showing ability.
Gigi V.
Gigi V. 9 days ago
I love how Billie is playing in the background
Claudia Ayala Muniz
His voice was so powerful and his family could hear him from outside like damn
He sounds like Sam Smith no lie 😮😮 Damn you can do anything just gotta Practice So Much To Get Where You wanna Be At 😮👌 Maybe some of u think he doesn't but he kinda does sound like him
Roxanne Harris
Roxanne Harris 12 days ago
Great job.
Roxanne Harris
Roxanne Harris 12 days ago
He looks so different.
Lillian 13 days ago
ok so why is no one talking about how fucking hot he is before and after weight loss and his eyes....... ouuf oh ma lord.
Kirsten Cheyenne
Kirsten Cheyenne 13 days ago
He reminds me of sal off of impractical jokers
Roxy Rivera
Roxy Rivera 14 days ago
Omg he gives me Sam Smith vibes💯👏😍!
Roxy Rivera
Roxy Rivera 14 days ago
Omg Billie ellish and Khalid backround music 😍😍LOVELYYYY💍👏
Joy Linder
Joy Linder 15 days ago
He may have been raised in church but he sure wasn’t awakened. Praying for you Ryan.
Joy Linder
Joy Linder 9 days ago
+Will Wilson I ain't judging, but I'm prayin'.
Will Wilson
Will Wilson 12 days ago
You can take your judgements to hell with you.
Ktwin Lee
Ktwin Lee 16 days ago
he could like...get it
Kiran Sinha
Kiran Sinha 16 days ago
Name of background music?
Lilly CR
Lilly CR 17 days ago
Can't believe he sang Sam Smith 😍😍😍😍😍
Fatma Hures
Fatma Hures 17 days ago
So happy he survived the surgery, and is so good looking.He also resembles Sam Smith.Good luck to him 👏👏👏
Deann Smith
Deann Smith 17 days ago
4:38 the pianists face, like me too.
declan mannix
declan mannix 18 days ago
Piano player was bad
dennis dennis
dennis dennis 19 days ago
On of the Best ....you are American Idol of course 👌♥️
elenikaty 20 days ago
But do they know Katy's parents?
Karl Aponte
Karl Aponte 20 days ago
He wasn't even that big"
Kaelin Thrasher
Kaelin Thrasher 21 day ago
Anybody see the piano player's face at 4:37?
Nia Ariella
Nia Ariella 22 days ago
His talking voice reminds me of James Charles kinda
Oliver Montoya
Oliver Montoya 23 days ago
Is it just me or does he remind me of Elliott yamin?
Maryjane chicas
Maryjane chicas 23 days ago
Mr. Woods
Mr. Woods 24 days ago
Hell Naw. Not good at all
Mary Johnson
Mary Johnson 24 days ago
This guy has a nice voice
Piinkstar17 25 days ago
oooo hes a cuuuutie and he sounds incredible! sounds just like sam but better?!
Jacob McDowell
Jacob McDowell 23 days ago
Nah. But he is good.
It's Chris
It's Chris 26 days ago
His smiles made me uggggh sweet 😉 at 5:02
Aditya cnady_for_life
Billie Eilish fans hit that like button..
Tammy Stephens
Tammy Stephens 26 days ago
Aditya cnady_for_life absolutely:)
tians cavatton
tians cavatton 27 days ago
lyss vicario
lyss vicario 27 days ago
Bless his soul💗🤧😭
Vivian Felix
Vivian Felix 27 days ago
Fug fug fug that voice
Tungphong Vu
Tungphong Vu 28 days ago
He looks so handsome when he was fat
Ruben Gonzalez
Ruben Gonzalez 28 days ago
showjumpinggirl100 28 days ago
He sounds exactly like Sam Smith!
Emmanuel Johnn
Emmanuel Johnn 28 days ago
What's the name of the song @ the background when he was telling his story? Anyone??
YouDontKnowMe Zero Fucks
rkjer 29 days ago
The piano player was like damn bro! I think they were a little hard on him. Sounded perfect
Valerie Johnson
Valerie Johnson 29 days ago
America's next Idol!
XJLCA 29 days ago
Just like Sam Smith, I am guessing he is gay too.
The Home Plate Special
good looking either way
TV movieclips
TV movieclips 29 days ago
Batch Billie just slapped me
elijerrr 29 days ago
Ryan is one of the coolest friends I’ve made in the recent years and I’m so glad that this is a thing! Seeing a friend get this big of exposure is seriously RAD. Love you Ryan!
Nuumis 29 days ago
Are y'all fr gonna ignore the fact they played BILLIE EILISH's Lovely in the intro??? No? Just me?
MIXED TEA 29 days ago
Lmfao! Boooooooy if you don’t shut the fuck up! Hahaha I was waiting for an inspirational weight loss journey.. this clown got surgery & is talking about a damn infection... I’m so done
Lyn G
Lyn G 29 days ago
2:13 I’m sorry but it really seems like he’s fake crying
charmnGUY Month ago
He missed the fact that Katy fam are 25 mins away back in the days!
Give me back my wig Monsta X
God bless him♡♡♡
The Void
The Void Month ago
The Void
The Void Month ago
Sasusaku4Eva! Month ago
It was good don't get me wrong, but a bit too over the top. 😐 He's hot as hell though. 😍
im the best
im the best Month ago
0:11 Ryan : "I like his name... I like his name... hi!" And the whole family turns around like wtf lol
gucci boi
gucci boi Month ago
That’s my teachers brother.
Ela Month ago
Proud to say this man was my youth pastor 👏
Rosemarie Ramitt
He sounded good but... Aaaaaaah... Queen billie in the background
thevinhimself Month ago
I ate a shitty breakfast but Im feeling pretty wholesome after that
Marena Cyntia Refani
Im crying😭
margie adams
margie adams Month ago
Slip a clutch...good one. Amazing voice.
Igor Henrique Braga Costa
What is the name of the song that plays in the background? When is he telling his story?
MANA Month ago
3:56 was that a piano mistake?
TBS_WildLife 5
TBS_WildLife 5 Month ago
Curios if he isn’t straight?
keithdziak Month ago
Does his church accept that hes gay??
D S 29 days ago
keithdziak 🤫
RadektheRadical Month ago
How did they make a spiritual connection?
네버랜드 Month ago
Brandy Weaver
Brandy Weaver Month ago
He is sooo cute😍
Eisra A.
Eisra A. Month ago
Um next.
Eisra A.
Eisra A. Month ago
Is this a singing show or a “who got a better sob story” show?! Geesh it’s so annoyingggg!!!!! -.-
snaz76 Month ago
Didn´t feel that at all...
Kane Molloy
Kane Molloy Month ago
Amazing voice. Amazing looking amazing transformation X
Anabel Gonzalez
Anabel Gonzalez Month ago
Ok but do his parents know Katy’s parents?
Rebecah Clifton
Rebecah Clifton Month ago
Hole left in his stomach?! Gaaah!! Amazing he survived.
Glamorrous Month ago
Maybe he should’ve lost weight naturally instead of taking the easy way out. All these unnecessary surgeries and then the sob stories for something that could’ve been avoided are annoying.
Rebecca Billings
Omg hand this guy a record label rn
J Hayes
J Hayes Month ago
Too many sappy stories before the audition, but this one was a moving one. There were some good things in his vocal, but he should lose the exaggerated, sloppy runs.
David A Sholes Jr
Definitely good voice and good range just a little too powerful, and like they said choppy. Look forward to hearing the smooth out version
Breazie Month ago
SixFour FLCA
SixFour FLCA Month ago
Bro fuck sob stories
Why does he kinda sound like sal from impractical Jokers
Anya B.
Anya B. 28 days ago
TheGamingBlock2.0 just thought the same 🤓
Jerry Berry
Jerry Berry Month ago
Margherita Barillá
Holy fuck he is just... WOOWWW
Zoya Zafar
Zoya Zafar Month ago
Song starts at 3:27
ColeBe94 Month ago
He’s beautiful !
Drew V
Drew V Month ago
Could probably sing a little Michael Bolton
jnmklo9 Month ago
Such a handsome man - Ben Affect meets Paul Newman!!!
Aaron Month ago
In this song choice, less is more
Mindy Month ago
I feel like he lacks proper control of his voice at certain points and something seemed off with him and the piano. He has such an amazing voice. Maybe he was just nervous or he needs to brush up a little with some vocal lessons. With a voice like that, proper control could help him go far.
Deb Z
Deb Z Month ago
Gospel singers sometimes tend to throw in too many runs.
Riley B
Riley B Month ago
When he first came on he definitely gave me some Sam Smith vibes
Monique Pimentel
Alright! Let's go Modesto! Good job 🙏
Արինե Month ago
I like him buttt I feel like this was too much. I can’t wait to see him improve later on
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