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 • 866

  • Luciana Galloway
    Luciana Galloway Il y a jour

    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 5 jours

    Yeah ... no

  • Nushreen Torabally
    Nushreen Torabally Il y a 6 jours


  • tattoo bby1
    tattoo bby1 Il y a 8 jours

    OMG I love him!♡

  • Janzen
    Janzen Il y a 8 jours

    Guy reminds me of sal from impractical jokers

  • Trace Dial
    Trace Dial Il y a 8 jours

    Love, Love, Love everything.

  • jessica gondwe
    jessica gondwe Il y a 8 jours

    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 8 jours

    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 8 jours +1

    I love how Billie is playing in the background

  • Claudia Ayala Muniz
    Claudia Ayala Muniz Il y a 9 jours

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

  • AndresMusicProducer
    AndresMusicProducer Il y a 10 jours

    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 12 jours

    Great job.

  • Roxanne Harris
    Roxanne Harris Il y a 12 jours

    He looks so different.

  • Lillian
    Lillian Il y a 12 jours +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 12 jours

    He reminds me of sal off of impractical jokers

  • Roxy Rivera
    Roxy Rivera Il y a 13 jours

    Omg he gives me Sam Smith vibes💯👏😍!

  • Roxy Rivera
    Roxy Rivera Il y a 13 jours +1

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

  • Joy Linder
    Joy Linder Il y a 14 jours +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 8 jours

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

    • Will Wilson
      Will Wilson Il y a 11 jours

      You can take your judgements to hell with you.

  • Ktwin Lee
    Ktwin Lee Il y a 16 jours

    he could like...get it

  • Kiran Sinha
    Kiran Sinha Il y a 16 jours

    Name of background music?

  • Lilly CR
    Lilly CR Il y a 16 jours

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

  • Fatma Hures
    Fatma Hures Il y a 16 jours

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

  • Deann Smith
    Deann Smith Il y a 17 jours

    4:38 the pianists face, like me too.

  • declan mannix
    declan mannix Il y a 18 jours

    Piano player was bad

  • dennis dennis
    dennis dennis Il y a 18 jours +1

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

  • elenikaty
    elenikaty Il y a 19 jours

    But do they know Katy's parents?

  • Karl Aponte
    Karl Aponte Il y a 19 jours

    He wasn't even that big"

  • Kaelin Thrasher
    Kaelin Thrasher Il y a 21 jour +3

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

  • Nia Ariella
    Nia Ariella Il y a 21 jour +2

    His talking voice reminds me of James Charles kinda

  • Oliver Montoya
    Oliver Montoya Il y a 22 jours +2

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

  • Maryjane chicas
    Maryjane chicas Il y a 23 jours


  • Mr. Woods
    Mr. Woods Il y a 23 jours

    Hell Naw. Not good at all

  • Mary Johnson
    Mary Johnson Il y a 23 jours

    This guy has a nice voice

  • Piinkstar17
    Piinkstar17 Il y a 25 jours

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

  • It's Chris
    It's Chris Il y a 25 jours +1

    His smiles made me uggggh sweet 😉 at 5:02

  • Aditya cnady_for_life
    Aditya cnady_for_life Il y a 26 jours +1

    Billie Eilish fans hit that like button..

  • tians cavatton
    tians cavatton Il y a 26 jours


  • lyss vicario
    lyss vicario Il y a 26 jours

    Bless his soul💗🤧😭

  • Vivian Felix
    Vivian Felix Il y a 27 jours

    Fug fug fug that voice

  • Tungphong Vu
    Tungphong Vu Il y a 27 jours

    He looks so handsome when he was fat

  • Ruben Gonzalez
    Ruben Gonzalez Il y a 27 jours


  • Bac dream/حلم البكالوريا

    Is he gay??

  • showjumpinggirl100
    showjumpinggirl100 Il y a 27 jours

    He sounds exactly like Sam Smith!

  • Emmanuel Johnn
    Emmanuel Johnn Il y a 27 jours

    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 28 jours


  • rkjer
    rkjer Il y a 28 jours +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 28 jours

    America's next Idol!

    XJLCA Il y a 28 jours

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

  • The Home Plate Special
    The Home Plate Special Il y a 28 jours

    good looking either way

  • TV movieclips
    TV movieclips Il y a 28 jours

    Batch Billie just slapped me

  • elijerrr
    elijerrr Il y a 28 jours

    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
    Nuumis Il y a 28 jours +4

    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 28 jours

    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 28 jours

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

  • charmnGUY
    charmnGUY Il y a 29 jours

    He missed the fact that Katy fam are 25 mins away back in the days!

    MAGPOC CHRISTOPHER Il y a 29 jours


  • Give me back my wig Monsta X

    God bless him♡♡♡

  • The Void
    The Void Il y a 29 jours


  • The Void
    The Void Il y a 29 jours


  • Sasusaku4Eva!
    Sasusaku4Eva! Il y a 29 jours

    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 Il y a 29 jours +33

    Ryan : "I like his name... I like his name... hi!"
    And the whole family turns around like wtf lol

  • gucci boi
    gucci boi Il y a 29 jours +2

    That’s my teachers brother.

  • Ela
    Ela Il y a mois +19

    Proud to say this man was my youth pastor 👏

  • Rosemarie Ramitt
    Rosemarie Ramitt Il y a mois

    He sounded good but... Aaaaaaah... Queen billie in the background

  • thevinhimself
    thevinhimself Il y a mois

    I ate a shitty breakfast but Im feeling pretty wholesome after that

  • Marena Cyntia Refani
    Marena Cyntia Refani Il y a mois

    Im crying😭

  • margie adams
    margie adams Il y a mois

    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
    MANA Il y a mois +1

    3:56 was that a piano mistake?

  • TBS_WildLife 5
    TBS_WildLife 5 Il y a mois

    Curios if he isn’t straight?

  • keithdziak
    keithdziak Il y a mois

    Does his church accept that hes gay??

    • D S
      D S Il y a 29 jours

      keithdziak 🤫

  • RadektheRadical
    RadektheRadical Il y a mois

    How did they make a spiritual connection?

  • 네버랜드
    네버랜드 Il y a mois


  • Brandy Weaver
    Brandy Weaver Il y a mois

    He is sooo cute😍

  • Eisra A.
    Eisra A. Il y a mois

    Um next.

  • Eisra A.
    Eisra A. Il y a mois

    Is this a singing show or a “who got a better sob story” show?! Geesh it’s so annoyingggg!!!!! -.-

  • snaz76
    snaz76 Il y a mois

    Didn´t feel that at all...

  • Kane Molloy
    Kane Molloy Il y a mois

    Amazing voice. Amazing looking amazing transformation X

  • Anabel Gonzalez
    Anabel Gonzalez Il y a mois

    Ok but do his parents know Katy’s parents?

  • Rebecah Clifton
    Rebecah Clifton Il y a mois

    Hole left in his stomach?! Gaaah!! Amazing he survived.

  • Glamorrous
    Glamorrous Il y a mois

    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
    Rebecca Billings Il y a mois

    Omg hand this guy a record label rn

  • J Hayes
    J Hayes Il y a mois +1

    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
    David A Sholes Jr Il y a mois +1

    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
    Breazie Il y a mois


  • SixFour FLCA
    SixFour FLCA Il y a mois

    Bro fuck sob stories

  • TheGamingBlock2.0
    TheGamingBlock2.0 Il y a mois +1

    Why does he kinda sound like sal from impractical Jokers

    • Anya B.
      Anya B. Il y a 27 jours

      TheGamingBlock2.0 just thought the same 🤓

  • Jerry Berry
    Jerry Berry Il y a mois


  • Margherita Barillá
    Margherita Barillá Il y a mois

    Holy fuck he is just... WOOWWW

  • Zoya Zafar
    Zoya Zafar Il y a mois

    Song starts at 3:27

  • ColeBe94
    ColeBe94 Il y a mois

    He’s beautiful !

  • Drew V
    Drew V Il y a mois

    Could probably sing a little Michael Bolton

  • jnmklo9
    jnmklo9 Il y a mois

    Such a handsome man - Ben Affect meets Paul Newman!!!

  • Aaron
    Aaron Il y a mois

    In this song choice, less is more

  • Mindy
    Mindy Il y a mois +1

    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 Il y a mois +1

    Gospel singers sometimes tend to throw in too many runs.

  • Riley B
    Riley B Il y a mois

    When he first came on he definitely gave me some Sam Smith vibes

  • Monique Pimentel
    Monique Pimentel Il y a mois

    Alright! Let's go Modesto! Good job 🙏

  • Արինե
    Արինե Il y a mois +1

    I like him buttt I feel like this was too much. I can’t wait to see him improve later on

  • Cyril Balch
    Cyril Balch Il y a mois

    Gets surgery, doctors mess up, he gets called an inspiration. He paid money to lose his weight instead of being a real inspiration and working out to lose it to look the way he does

    • Glamorrous
      Glamorrous Il y a mois

      Cyril Balch that’s what I’m saying! He’s no inspiration. His medical issues could have been avoided if he would’ve just got his ass to the gym.