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

Birt 28 feb 2021
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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  • I pray this young lady dreams come true. Such a great mom stay Blessed Omg when she ran and got her mom I lost it.

  • Beautiful

  • I cried all the way through Zoom. Whew!! ❤👏🏾

  • My God!!! What a beautiful voice!!! I want to hear more!😥❤

  • Every time I watch this I am touched beyond belief. I wish you Ronda and your mom nothing but the best! God Bless you Both!

  • WOW,this was --so.!!! , if you got feelings, this got to you.

  • She is so Amazing praying their lives get better I love this young lady her mom is awsome as well she got a voice on her she got to sing/sang with Lional Richie

  • Oh God,I just cried sooo much after having endless chills...oh My Gosh🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺

  • I am coming home

  • Crying all through

  • I just love my LIONEL RICHIE!

  • Dang, he can still sing, sounded just the album.

  • Darn I'm crying her pain was in this song Jesus she concured! We all cried....

  • This makes me cry, God always provides and makes the impossible possible.

  • I love her and don't know her But I love her. I am crying tears of JOY for her.

  • You got me crying my child, I know what you’ve been through coz I’ve walked that path before but one thing that’s important is that holding on to each other and knowing where you’re coming from, my prayers goes for you😭😭😭😭

  • Stay Humble Beautiful Queen and god will continue to bless you.

  • Rhonda wins! Wow! I am watching for her.

  • This was beautiful! 🥰 Yep I’m crying like everyone else & I’m not one that cries all the time but this young ladies story really touched me. God Bless both her and her mother! 😇

  • I see that they aren't missing any meals.

  • God Bless you & your Mother you have a Amazing voice it brought tears to my eyes my favorite song

  • She's so beautiful tears wow

  • Omg 😭😭😭😭😭😭

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  • Her voice is so beautiful, it really touched my heart. Beautiful spirit! ❤

  • I literally also have tears of joy for her. She's blessed to be given this chance and she'll be a blessing to all of us from this moment on 😭❤️

  • 👀👀👀 that voice go girl

  • Beautiful Voice. Singing so sincere ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🎯🎯🎯🎯🎯🎯🎯🎯🎯🎯🎯

  • Praise God

  • This is wonderful 😭

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

  • Absolutely beautiful 🙏🏾❤️

  • Y’all gon make me cry

  • 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 ❣️

  • Jesus is Love God is so sweet thanks Lionel

  • She could be a good blues singer or even Opera

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

  • What a story, hope she gets what she wants out of life🙏 Big Lionel Richie fan ever since the song " Love Will Find A Way" while in High School.

  • Beautiful ❤️❤️❤️

  • I Love Lional hes a very encouraging person

  • I always loved Zoom!!!!!! 🥰

  • GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME BLESSINGS AND RESPECT TO YOU ALL 🙏🙌✨❤

  • why am i crying????

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

  • Beautiful she’s going to Broadway!!

  • 😭😭😭😭😭

  • The chillss

  • Damn this hit me hard. Such a beautiful soul ❤️

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

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

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

  • I'm crying ....tears of joy

  • This was so fake. Just manufactured to get ratings.

  • Mashallah 🥰

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

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

  • Thats a hard song to sing but she did it nicely

  • I. DONT. HAVE. A DAUGHTER. BUT IF I DID. I WOULD WANT. ONE. JUST LIKE HER. SMART. LOVING. AND CARING. AND THIS GIRL CAN SING. KEEP GOING.

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

  • LOVE HER

  • Beautiful young lady!!!

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

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

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

  • 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

    • I felt that part so real

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

  • Brilliantly Magnificent!!!

  • Mom you are an inspiration

  • Зачем столько жрать?

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

  • I really love Lionel Richie. ❤

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

  • Sistah! You can blow!!

  • 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

  • Beautiful soul.

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

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

  • THIS YOUNG LADY CAN SING I HOPE THE LORD BLESSES HER ABUNDANTLY AMEN

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

  • This the best thing I seen all year

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

  • WOW

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

  • 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

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

  • Had me slopping crying

  • ❤️

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

  • 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.

  • 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!!!

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

  • Beautiful

  • Lord these 😢 😿 😹 😭 😂 😢

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

  • Who else in here cried?

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

  • 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 😢 😭🙌🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👑

  • Beautiful Beautiful 🤎🙌🏿🙌🏿🙌🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿

  • Made me cry so touching shes going places

  • May God bless your life with wealth