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

  • čas přidán 19. 03. 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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Komentáře • 865

  • Courtney Sierra
    Courtney Sierra Před dnem

    Yeah ... no

  • Nushreen Torabally
    Nushreen Torabally Před dnem


  • tattoo bby1
    tattoo bby1 Před 3 dny

    OMG I love him!♡

  • Janzen
    Janzen Před 3 dny

    Guy reminds me of sal from impractical jokers

  • Trace Dial
    Trace Dial Před 4 dny

    Love, Love, Love everything.

  • jessica gondwe
    jessica gondwe Před 4 dny

    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 Před 4 dny

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

  • Gigi V.
    Gigi V. Před 4 dny

    I love how Billie is playing in the background

  • Claudia Ayala Muniz
    Claudia Ayala Muniz Před 4 dny

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

  • AndresMusicProducer
    AndresMusicProducer Před 5 dny

    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 Před 7 dny

    Great job.

  • Roxanne Harris
    Roxanne Harris Před 7 dny

    He looks so different.

  • Lillian
    Lillian Před 7 dny +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 Před 8 dny

    He reminds me of sal off of impractical jokers

  • Roxy Rivera
    Roxy Rivera Před 8 dny

    Omg he gives me Sam Smith vibes💯👏😍!

  • Roxy Rivera
    Roxy Rivera Před 8 dny +1

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

  • Joy Linder
    Joy Linder Před 9 dny +1

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

    • Joy Linder
      Joy Linder Před 3 dny

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

    • Will Wilson
      Will Wilson Před 6 dny

      You can take your judgements to hell with you.

  • Ktwin Lee
    Ktwin Lee Před 11 dny

    he could like...get it

  • Kiran Sinha
    Kiran Sinha Před 11 dny

    Name of background music?

  • Lilly CR
    Lilly CR Před 11 dny

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

  • Fatma Hures
    Fatma Hures Před 11 dny

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

  • Deann Smith
    Deann Smith Před 12 dny

    4:38 the pianists face, like me too.

  • declan mannix
    declan mannix Před 13 dny

    Piano player was bad

  • dennis dennis
    dennis dennis Před 13 dny +1

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

  • elenikaty
    elenikaty Před 14 dny

    But do they know Katy's parents?

  • Karl Aponte
    Karl Aponte Před 15 dny

    He wasn't even that big"

  • Kaelin Thrasher
    Kaelin Thrasher Před 16 dny +3

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

  • Nia Ariella
    Nia Ariella Před 17 dny +2

    His talking voice reminds me of James Charles kinda

  • Oliver Montoya
    Oliver Montoya Před 17 dny +2

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

  • Maryjane chicas
    Maryjane chicas Před 18 dny


  • Mr. Woods
    Mr. Woods Před 19 dny

    Hell Naw. Not good at all

  • Mary Johnson
    Mary Johnson Před 19 dny

    This guy has a nice voice

  • Piinkstar17
    Piinkstar17 Před 20 dny

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

  • It's Chris
    It's Chris Před 21 dnem +1

    His smiles made me uggggh sweet 😉 at 5:02

  • Aditya cnady_for_life
    Aditya cnady_for_life Před 21 dnem +1

    Billie Eilish fans hit that like button..

  • tians cavatton
    tians cavatton Před 21 dnem


  • lyss vicario
    lyss vicario Před 22 dny

    Bless his soul💗🤧😭

  • Vivian Felix
    Vivian Felix Před 22 dny

    Fug fug fug that voice

  • Tungphong Vu
    Tungphong Vu Před 22 dny

    He looks so handsome when he was fat

  • Ruben Gonzalez
    Ruben Gonzalez Před 22 dny


  • Bac dream/حلم البكالوريا

    Is he gay??

  • showjumpinggirl100
    showjumpinggirl100 Před 23 dny

    He sounds exactly like Sam Smith!

  • Emmanuel Johnn
    Emmanuel Johnn Před 23 dny

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

  • YouDontKnowMe Zero Fucks


  • rkjer
    rkjer Před 23 dny +10

    The piano player was like damn bro!

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

  • Valerie Johnson
    Valerie Johnson Před 23 dny

    America's next Idol!

    XJLCA Před 23 dny

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

  • The Home Plate Special
    The Home Plate Special Před 24 dny

    good looking either way

  • TV movieclips
    TV movieclips Před 24 dny

    Batch Billie just slapped me

  • elijerrr
    elijerrr Před 24 dny

    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 Před 24 dny +4

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

    MIXED TEA Před 24 dny

    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 Před 24 dny

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

  • charmnGUY
    charmnGUY Před 24 dny

    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 Před 25 dny


  • The Void
    The Void Před 25 dny


  • Sasusaku4Eva!
    Sasusaku4Eva! Před 25 dny

    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 Před 25 dny +32

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

  • gucci boi
    gucci boi Před 25 dny +2

    That’s my teachers brother.

  • Ela
    Ela Před 25 dny +18

    Proud to say this man was my youth pastor 👏

  • Rosemarie Ramitt
    Rosemarie Ramitt Před 25 dny

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

  • thevinhimself
    thevinhimself Před 25 dny

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

  • Marena Cyntia Refani
    Marena Cyntia Refani Před 25 dny

    Im crying😭

  • margie adams
    margie adams Před 26 dny

    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 Před 26 dny +1

    3:56 was that a piano mistake?

  • TBS_WildLife 5
    TBS_WildLife 5 Před 26 dny

    Curios if he isn’t straight?

  • keithdziak
    keithdziak Před 26 dny

    Does his church accept that hes gay??

    • D S
      D S Před 24 dny

      keithdziak 🤫

  • RadektheRadical
    RadektheRadical Před 26 dny

    How did they make a spiritual connection?

  • 네버랜드
    네버랜드 Před 26 dny


  • Brandy Weaver
    Brandy Weaver Před 26 dny

    He is sooo cute😍

  • Eisra A.
    Eisra A. Před 26 dny

    Um next.

  • Eisra A.
    Eisra A. Před 26 dny

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

  • snaz76
    snaz76 Před 26 dny

    Didn´t feel that at all...

  • Kane Molloy
    Kane Molloy Před 27 dny

    Amazing voice. Amazing looking amazing transformation X

  • Anabel Gonzalez
    Anabel Gonzalez Před 27 dny

    Ok but do his parents know Katy’s parents?

  • Rebecah Clifton
    Rebecah Clifton Před 27 dny

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

  • Glamorrous
    Glamorrous Před 27 dny

    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 Před 27 dny

    Omg hand this guy a record label rn

  • J Hayes
    J Hayes Před 27 dny +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 Před 27 dny +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 Před 27 dny


  • SixFour FLCA
    SixFour FLCA Před 27 dny

    Bro fuck sob stories

  • TheGamingBlock2.0
    TheGamingBlock2.0 Před 27 dny +1

    Why does he kinda sound like sal from impractical Jokers

    • Anya B.
      Anya B. Před 23 dny

      TheGamingBlock2.0 just thought the same 🤓

  • Jerry Berry
    Jerry Berry Před 27 dny


  • Margherita Barillá
    Margherita Barillá Před 27 dny

    Holy fuck he is just... WOOWWW

  • Zoya Zafar
    Zoya Zafar Před 27 dny

    Song starts at 3:27

  • ColeBe94
    ColeBe94 Před 28 dny

    He’s beautiful !

  • Drew V
    Drew V Před 28 dny

    Could probably sing a little Michael Bolton

  • jnmklo9
    jnmklo9 Před 28 dny

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

  • Aaron
    Aaron Před 28 dny

    In this song choice, less is more

  • Mindy
    Mindy Před 28 dny +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 Před 28 dny +1

    Gospel singers sometimes tend to throw in too many runs.

  • Riley B
    Riley B Před 28 dny

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

  • Monique Pimentel
    Monique Pimentel Před 28 dny

    Alright! Let's go Modesto! Good job 🙏

  • Արինե
    Արինե Před 28 dny +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 Před 28 dny

    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 Před 27 dny

      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.

  • Tinky
    Tinky Před 28 dny

    The fake crying 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂