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

  • Ajoutée 19 mars 2019
  • 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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Commentaires • 766

  • CMC Cognito
    CMC Cognito Il y a 3 heures

    I’m really shocked at how he doesn’t have excess skin. Amazing voice, he gave me goosebumps 💕

  • Don Trump
    Don Trump Il y a 10 jours +2

    And liberals want you to be proud of being overweight. Hmmm
    What an inspiration. God bless him

  • Olive Epee
    Olive Epee Il y a 19 jours

    THE WEIGHT LOSS!!!!!!!!! Wow

  • Purneswar Prasad
    Purneswar Prasad Il y a 25 jours

    Hole in his stomach... Yeah, how long before these doctors leave scissors in patients...

  • Fancy Love
    Fancy Love Il y a mois

    He was Handsome the way he was 🤗💞 but Truly an inspiration what he did for his health and gift... Blessings 👐

    TRTL HACKER Il y a mois +1

    He went to my school!!!

  • Golfy Malfy
    Golfy Malfy Il y a mois

    I'm not lying, this dude came to my school talent show and preformed for us

  • Himer Chavez
    Himer Chavez Il y a mois +2

    He's from my home town Modesto btw he came to my talent show today and he's from my school!!!!😁😁😀😀😁

    • Golfy Malfy
      Golfy Malfy Il y a mois

      Same, that was a good preformance

  • Chris Powers
    Chris Powers Il y a mois

    still curious if the families know each other... what's up with that?

  • Makaela and Jessica
    Makaela and Jessica Il y a mois

    Anyone else notice how he looks and sounds like Sam Smith 😳🤔

  • Vanessa Chavez
    Vanessa Chavez Il y a mois

    He inspires me to lose weight and sing more

  • Ashish Gaikwad
    Ashish Gaikwad Il y a 2 mois

    Name of song playing in background?

  • dioguito24
    dioguito24 Il y a 2 mois

    This guy is amazing!!! He should have been one of the finalists.

  • BossUpWithNaeC
    BossUpWithNaeC Il y a 2 mois

    He looks so great! Awesome weight loss. I am 127lbs down naturally

  • eric burhed
    eric burhed Il y a 2 mois

    He's going to win

  • Lisa Chlastawa
    Lisa Chlastawa Il y a 2 mois

    He did not make it to the voting round though even though his mom had posted all over her facebook page that the voting would be coming soon and to make sure everyone votes for her son

  • Kristina Pack
    Kristina Pack Il y a 2 mois

    Never knew that about stockton lived here forever lol

  • Luciana Galloway
    Luciana Galloway Il y a 2 mois

    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 Il y a 2 mois

    Yeah ... no

  • Nushreen Torabally
    Nushreen Torabally Il y a 2 mois


  • tattoo bby1
    tattoo bby1 Il y a 3 mois

    OMG I love him!♡

  • Janzen
    Janzen Il y a 3 mois

    Guy reminds me of sal from impractical jokers

  • Trace Dial
    Trace Dial Il y a 3 mois

    Love, Love, Love everything.

  • Acting Out Loud
    Acting Out Loud Il y a 3 mois

    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 Il y a 3 mois

    Nothing was wrong with the way he sang the song. He was climaxing to the song and showing ability.

  • Gigi V.
    Gigi V. Il y a 3 mois +5

    I love how Billie is playing in the background

  • Claudia Ayala Muniz
    Claudia Ayala Muniz Il y a 3 mois

    His voice was so powerful and his family could hear him from outside like damn

  • AndresMusicProducer
    AndresMusicProducer Il y a 3 mois

    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 Il y a 3 mois

    Great job.

  • Roxanne Harris
    Roxanne Harris Il y a 3 mois

    He looks so different.

  • Lillian
    Lillian Il y a 3 mois +1

    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 Il y a 3 mois

    He reminds me of sal off of impractical jokers

  • Roxy Rivera
    Roxy Rivera Il y a 3 mois

    Omg he gives me Sam Smith vibes💯👏😍!

  • Roxy Rivera
    Roxy Rivera Il y a 3 mois +1

    Omg Billie ellish and Khalid backround music 😍😍LOVELYYYY💍👏

  • Joy Linder
    Joy Linder Il y a 3 mois +1

    He may have been raised in church but he sure wasn’t awakened. Praying for you Ryan.

    • Joy Linder
      Joy Linder Il y a 3 mois

      @Will Wilson I ain't judging, but I'm prayin'.

    • Will Wilson
      Will Wilson Il y a 3 mois

      You can take your judgements to hell with you.

  • Ktwin Lee
    Ktwin Lee Il y a 3 mois

    he could like...get it

  • SOA Kiddu
    SOA Kiddu Il y a 3 mois

    Name of background music?

  • Elisia III
    Elisia III Il y a 3 mois

    Can't believe he sang Sam Smith 😍😍😍😍😍

  • Fatma Hures
    Fatma Hures Il y a 3 mois

    So happy he survived the surgery, and is so good looking.He also resembles Sam Smith.Good luck to him 👏👏👏

  • declan mannix
    declan mannix Il y a 3 mois

    Piano player was bad

  • dennis dennis
    dennis dennis Il y a 3 mois +1

    On of the Best ....you are American Idol of course 👌♥️

  • elenikaty
    elenikaty Il y a 3 mois

    But do they know Katy's parents?

  • Karl Aponte
    Karl Aponte Il y a 3 mois

    He wasn't even that big"

  • Kaelin T
    Kaelin T Il y a 3 mois +3

    Anybody see the piano player's face at 4:37?

  • Nia Ariella
    Nia Ariella Il y a 3 mois +4

    His talking voice reminds me of James Charles kinda

  • Oliver Montoya
    Oliver Montoya Il y a 3 mois +2

    Is it just me or does he remind me of Elliott yamin?

  • Leia's Claws
    Leia's Claws Il y a 3 mois


  • Mr. Woods
    Mr. Woods Il y a 3 mois

    Hell Naw. Not good at all

  • Mary Johnson
    Mary Johnson Il y a 3 mois

    This guy has a nice voice

  • Piinkstar17
    Piinkstar17 Il y a 3 mois

    oooo hes a cuuuutie and he sounds incredible! sounds just like sam but better?!

  • It's Chris
    It's Chris Il y a 3 mois +1

    His smiles made me uggggh sweet 😉 at 5:02

  • Aditya cnady_for_life
    Aditya cnady_for_life Il y a 3 mois +1

    Billie Eilish fans hit that like button..

  • tians cavatton
    tians cavatton Il y a 3 mois


  • lyss vicario
    lyss vicario Il y a 3 mois

    Bless his soul💗🤧😭

  • Vivian Felix
    Vivian Felix Il y a 3 mois

    Fug fug fug that voice

  • Tungphong Vu
    Tungphong Vu Il y a 3 mois

    He looks so handsome when he was fat

  • Ruben Gonzalez
    Ruben Gonzalez Il y a 3 mois


  • Bac dream/حلم البكالوريا

    Is he gay??

  • showjumpinggirl100
    showjumpinggirl100 Il y a 3 mois

    He sounds exactly like Sam Smith!

  • Emmanuel Johnn
    Emmanuel Johnn Il y a 3 mois

    What's the name of the song @ the background when he was telling his story? Anyone??

  • YouDontKnowMe Zero Fucks
    YouDontKnowMe Zero Fucks Il y a 3 mois


  • rkjer
    rkjer Il y a 3 mois +10

    The piano player was like damn bro!

    I think they were a little hard on him. Sounded perfect

  • Valerie Johnson
    Valerie Johnson Il y a 3 mois

    America's next Idol!

    XJLCA Il y a 3 mois

    Just like Sam Smith, I am guessing he is gay too.

  • The Home Plate Special
    The Home Plate Special Il y a 3 mois

    good looking either way

  • TV movieclips
    TV movieclips Il y a 3 mois

    Batch Billie just slapped me

  • elijerrr
    elijerrr Il y a 3 mois

    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!

  • vmaows
    vmaows Il y a 3 mois +5

    Are y'all fr gonna ignore the fact they played BILLIE EILISH's Lovely in the intro??? No? Just me?

    MIXED TEA Il y a 3 mois

    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 Il y a 3 mois

    2:13 I’m sorry but it really seems like he’s fake crying