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In 2018 we welcomed Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, and Luke Bryan to our judging panel, with Ryan Seacrest returning as host. Congratulations to our 2019 American Idol, Laine Hardy!

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  1. Samuel Toomer

    I’ve always enjoyed his version better than the original.

  2. HAIDAR Karim

    These Judges lost my respect, are they serious? This guy is amazing! (Top 10)

  3. Abraham Maynard

    She’s my favorite out of all the contestants.

  4. Joey Chow

    Crazy that she just now blowing up on tiktok

  5. Maex Torres

    I dedicate a song to my mother Regina by DJ Johnson

  6. Darla Flowers

    I’ve literally never cried so hard watching an American Idol addition until now.. absolutely heartbreakingly beautiful

  7. HoHo Ho

    Would it be easier if she would actually like 👍 Donald Trump?

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  9. A D

    I am inspired by your story, and makes me realize that I should keep fighting to what I love..and you really have a good voice. I like you.

  10. Robert Green

    Are they stupid??? This guy is magical!!!

  11. Gwendolyn Fisher

    An Awesome Singer!!!!!! ❤

  12. Silver Z

    This was hilarious! Comment below had me rolling on the ground! Pitbull’s lost cousin redbull! That’s classic 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  13. roseanna pollina

    Sometimes AI sucks

  14. Morgan Green

    I love her spirit ❤️. What a talent .

  15. ohifonlyx33

    I am so intrigued by him. Like honestly, he gives off so many vibes. And I like his voice!

  16. Johnjohn Nola

    1:22 😳 that run tho omg. Luther jumped in his body .

  17. JackLivesTogether

    He was obnoxious and rude. She wasn't ready, and I was not at all surprised. I have a feeling he probably wanted to be a singer and is living vicariously. That birthday comment was manipulation. He has clearly never been told no before.

  18. Vijay Tiwari

    You need to be mainstream, you have to be a singer with more drama in you then singing skills. And most importantly why are you not crying?

  19. Rob Redgate

    I think he is a new version of folk and would make a great storyteller of this age. I thought the first song was a definite no and it lacked dynamic range and excitement but when he wrote and song his own song the excitement and emotion came out of his voice and his music and it left me wanting much much more of this artist. I hope I get to see and hear more of my painted Man that they turned away. I think the judge is really screwed up on this one.

  20. Adrian Sewell

    I actually really like Murphy but I understand where the criticism is coming from. American Idol has always searched for singers who can be commercially successful in today’s industry. Plus to anyone comparing him to Bob Dylan and saying he’s a THROWBACK that’s NOT HELPING HIM at all because the point in 2021 today and why they have these shows isn’t to find another throwback and that kind of artistry may help him win over viewers but the question remains for every artist is can they actually be someone to come out of the show and sell and I personally think Murphy CAN DO THAT by the way but we shall see.

  21. Steve Foster

    drops mic! He is Amazing! He should be on The Voice not American Idol..

  22. Mia Crawford

    Does anyone else remember Sarah Goldberg from American Idol many years ago?? I swear to god it's the same girl

  23. Love

    Beautiful voice! I also have to say how much I absolutely LOVE Lionel Richie! His voice and music bring me so many wonderful memories ❤️

  24. Becky Burtis

    Mainstream?!? No! Enough of that sh__!

  25. Jake Johnson

    This guy is a long time comin... mainstream novelty here we come baby

  26. terry buckley

    Does this guy have an album? I’ll buy it, play it over and over.

  27. Yasmine Bey

    He is really something special

  28. Ginger

    i want to hear this guy sing with alejandro... ❤️

  29. Aman Rajput

    He is too special for the American idol "mainstream"

  30. Mary Marin

    It’s unbelievable they told her NO and told MOLLY THE MAID YES!!!! WHAT?? If I was her father I’d be mad too ridiculous!

  31. Cj Young

    So good!

  32. Wild Oregon

    WTF! More mainstream? They sure didn't tell Alejandro that when he auditioned. Novelty is exactly what's needed. I can't believe what came out of Katy's mouth. For someone who sells her music by being a freak this is ridiculous coming from her.

  33. Jewel C

    yesss <3 Love this so much!

  34. Daniel B.

    THIS MAN IS 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 He should've been had a record deal years ago.

  35. best

    This guy is going to be a star!

  36. Mary Ann M

    NO CAN NOT BE 15!

  37. Yasmine Bey

    I thought Ace was good to get through

  38. ilias df

    The guys a genius

  39. maddieiles99

    his original song 😍

  40. myjeanjones

    You are truly a Blessed Young Lady. There are no obstacles, that will EVER hinder you! Keep believing, your Gifts will make room for you!!!!

  41. Ryan Maurer

    She was horrible

  42. ilias df

    He’s great

  43. Love

    I think he’s a natural and his personality and smile wins me over. I love his original song too! I would have said yes 🙌

  44. St. Dymphna

    He is an angel 🖤 he is magic 🖤 I cried listening to the painted man. How wonderful.

  45. Silver Z

    She is going to be great once her father backs off a bit. I think it’s his age or something but he really does want to her to do well and believes in her. I can see how he comes off as being an ass. Keep its up and go back next year.

  46. evamarieramseyify

    This guy's got like.... A sexy serial killer kinda vibe? Like, I'm super attracted to him, but Im pretty sure it would end with him stalking and killing me, then with him probably coming back days later to eat my remains.🤷🏾‍♀️

  47. Jade

    Absolutely love this guy!!! Katy what is going on!? 😑

  48. Michael Conroy

    He is a John Lennon. Just needs some amplification for that voice. They are missing the msg.

  49. Jane Kelley

    It's a yes from me.

  50. Preston Britton

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  51. noelle ash

    Katy Perry just pack your things and go. Doesnt deserve to be on that chair.

  52. Asia D

    One thing that’s extremely special about this girl is her presence and ability to connect. And that just transcends and amplified her already impressive voice and musicality. She managed to make TWO classics her own in one audition. That’s greatness and shouldn’t be taken lightly. I kinda disagree with Luke. There was something more there than just her voice that brought tears. It wasn’t about her story either. I just could feel her energy through my screen. Very special. Someone who is seriously meant to be performing and fulfilling her calling. Happy to witness. I think Casey bishop has the youth and look, Cassandra has the unique voice, but this girl just kinda has it all..? Lol these white girls r lowkey showing up and showing out this year. Wishing them all the best

  53. noelle ash

    I would rather listen to Murphy than Katy Perry anytime of the day. Gurl really.

  54. Uzair Javaid

    Katy just lost mad respect. Maybe she didn’t do yoga or ground herself that day.

  55. Thatonegirl

    Where can I find him?! His original song is amazing and totally my vibe! I need more!

  56. Rach

    Could listen to him sing all day!!! We need more unique people like this. Mainstream is overrated and sounds like the same song over and over. Just a different person singing.

  57. Thorfinn986_doesn't_do_average

    Nor enough mainstream! the fcuk is Katy talking about?,this guy is a throw back to the Dylan days,he's completely original, she should step down,what a joke!

  58. hanz kaiden

    I found this super boring haha..maybe just me.

  59. Burnt Potato

    Bruh bring back simon cowell! How is he not good enough katy?

  60. Tanya Taylor

    Bob Dylan much...🤷🏾 He has mainstream appeal...they are wrong for this.

  61. ratchl

    A beauty ❤️❤️

  62. Vicki Ware

    I loved this guy's voice! What???

  63. LuLu Lovlie

    Elton John’s storytelling immediately comes to mind. Magnificent

  64. Chuck Koehler

    As much as I liked this audition (especially the second song), I still liked Cassandra Coleman's two songs a little bit better (and even her personality).

  65. Tiffany Johnson

    I really love her voice but she needs some coaching.

  66. Peanut

    We want less mainstream.. Everything sounds so much the same! This guy has it!!!

  67. Susanna Donovan

    He'd be a hit in the 70's and 80's. Perhaps he should try out for AGT. He's an old soul.

  68. Cesar Ordaz

    I’ve seen this dude before

  69. Tyree Cruz



    Diamonds...the soul mix. His singing gives me chills (in a good way). Sign this man up...please!

  71. TheDude253

    I said a bebebebebebebebebebebe!

  72. ratchl

    Omg remember how good last season was????

  73. crazy Russian

    He is good

  74. Uli aritonang childs

    To be fair...he reminded me of last year's Gun but softer...

  75. Perth Pete

    Great mate!

  76. Cody Spengel

    Why not have him sing another song instead of just saying no to talent. Sad.

  77. horntj77

    This is bullshit. Very rarely do you get the sense that you’re watching something special and I 100% had that feeling watching Murphy. They put Walmart Pitbull through no problem but second guess this guy? Give me a break. This show stinks

  78. Cody Spengel


  79. Guilherme Moura

    His “Oh, you have no idea” got felt hard in my heart. Did you feel that?

  80. Justin Fisher

    This dude was born in the wrong era