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

  • Publicado em 19 Mar 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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Comentários • 767

  • Fancy Love
    Fancy Love 3 dias atrás

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

    TRTL HACKER 24 dias atrás +1

    He went to my school!!!

  • Golfy Malfy
    Golfy Malfy 25 dias atrás

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

  • Himer Chavez
    Himer Chavez 26 dias atrás +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 25 dias atrás

      Same, that was a good preformance

  • Chris Powers
    Chris Powers 29 dias atrás

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

  • Makaela and Jessica
    Makaela and Jessica Mês atrás

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

  • Vanessa Chavez
    Vanessa Chavez Mês atrás

    He inspires me to lose weight and sing more

  • Ashish Gaikwad
    Ashish Gaikwad Mês atrás

    Name of song playing in background?

  • dioguito24
    dioguito24 Mês atrás

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

  • GetFitAsh
    GetFitAsh Mês atrás

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

  • eric burhed
    eric burhed Mês atrás

    He's going to win

  • Lisa Chlastawa
    Lisa Chlastawa Mês atrás

    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 Mês atrás

    Never knew that about stockton lived here forever lol

  • Luciana Galloway
    Luciana Galloway Mês atrás

    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 2 meses atrás

    Yeah ... no

  • Nushreen Torabally
    Nushreen Torabally 2 meses atrás


  • tattoo bby1
    tattoo bby1 2 meses atrás

    OMG I love him!♡

  • Janzen
    Janzen 2 meses atrás

    Guy reminds me of sal from impractical jokers

  • Trace Dial
    Trace Dial 2 meses atrás

    Love, Love, Love everything.

  • Acting Out Loud
    Acting Out Loud 2 meses atrás

    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 2 meses atrás

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

  • Gigi V.
    Gigi V. 2 meses atrás +2

    I love how Billie is playing in the background

  • Claudia Ayala Muniz
    Claudia Ayala Muniz 2 meses atrás

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

  • AndresMusicProducer
    AndresMusicProducer 2 meses atrás

    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 2 meses atrás

    Great job.

  • Roxanne Harris
    Roxanne Harris 2 meses atrás

    He looks so different.

  • Lillian
    Lillian 2 meses atrás +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 2 meses atrás

    He reminds me of sal off of impractical jokers

  • Roxy Rivera
    Roxy Rivera 2 meses atrás

    Omg he gives me Sam Smith vibes💯👏😍!

  • Roxy Rivera
    Roxy Rivera 2 meses atrás +1

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

  • Joy Linder
    Joy Linder 2 meses atrás +1

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

    • Joy Linder
      Joy Linder 2 meses atrás

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

    • Will Wilson
      Will Wilson 2 meses atrás

      You can take your judgements to hell with you.

  • Ktwin Lee
    Ktwin Lee 2 meses atrás

    he could like...get it

  • SOA Kiddu
    SOA Kiddu 2 meses atrás

    Name of background music?

  • Mademoiselle Elisia
    Mademoiselle Elisia 2 meses atrás

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

  • Fatma Hures
    Fatma Hures 2 meses atrás

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

  • deann elise
    deann elise 2 meses atrás

    4:38 the pianists face, like me too.

  • declan mannix
    declan mannix 2 meses atrás

    Piano player was bad

  • dennis dennis
    dennis dennis 2 meses atrás +1

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

  • elenikaty
    elenikaty 2 meses atrás

    But do they know Katy's parents?

  • Karl Aponte
    Karl Aponte 2 meses atrás

    He wasn't even that big"

  • Kaelin Thrasher
    Kaelin Thrasher 2 meses atrás +3

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

  • Nia Ariella
    Nia Ariella 2 meses atrás +3

    His talking voice reminds me of James Charles kinda

  • Oliver Montoya
    Oliver Montoya 2 meses atrás +2

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

  • Leia's Claws
    Leia's Claws 2 meses atrás


  • Mr. Woods
    Mr. Woods 2 meses atrás

    Hell Naw. Not good at all

  • Mary Johnson
    Mary Johnson 2 meses atrás

    This guy has a nice voice

  • Piinkstar17
    Piinkstar17 2 meses atrás

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

  • It's Chris
    It's Chris 2 meses atrás +1

    His smiles made me uggggh sweet 😉 at 5:02

  • Aditya cnady_for_life
    Aditya cnady_for_life 2 meses atrás +1

    Billie Eilish fans hit that like button..

  • tians cavatton
    tians cavatton 2 meses atrás


  • lyss vicario
    lyss vicario 2 meses atrás

    Bless his soul💗🤧😭

  • Vivian Felix
    Vivian Felix 2 meses atrás

    Fug fug fug that voice

  • Tungphong Vu
    Tungphong Vu 2 meses atrás

    He looks so handsome when he was fat

  • Ruben Gonzalez
    Ruben Gonzalez 2 meses atrás


  • Bac dream/حلم البكالوريا

    Is he gay??

  • showjumpinggirl100
    showjumpinggirl100 2 meses atrás

    He sounds exactly like Sam Smith!

  • Emmanuel Johnn
    Emmanuel Johnn 2 meses atrás

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

  • YouDontKnowMe Zero Fucks
    YouDontKnowMe Zero Fucks 2 meses atrás


  • rkjer
    rkjer 2 meses atrás +10

    The piano player was like damn bro!

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

  • Valerie Johnson
    Valerie Johnson 2 meses atrás

    America's next Idol!

    XJLCA 2 meses atrás

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

  • The Home Plate Special
    The Home Plate Special 2 meses atrás

    good looking either way

  • TV movieclips
    TV movieclips 2 meses atrás

    Batch Billie just slapped me

  • elijerrr
    elijerrr 2 meses atrás

    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 2 meses atrás +5

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

    MIXED TEA 2 meses atrás

    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 2 meses atrás

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

  • charmnGUY
    charmnGUY 2 meses atrás

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

    MAGPOC CHRISTOPHER 2 meses atrás


  • Give me back my wig Monsta X

    God bless him♡♡♡

  • The Void
    The Void 2 meses atrás


  • The Void
    The Void 2 meses atrás


  • Sasusaku4Eva!
    Sasusaku4Eva! 2 meses atrás

    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 2 meses atrás +42

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

  • gucci boi
    gucci boi 2 meses atrás +2

    That’s my teachers brother.

  • Ela
    Ela 2 meses atrás +29

    Proud to say this man was my youth pastor 👏

  • Rosemarie Ramitt
    Rosemarie Ramitt 2 meses atrás

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

  • thevinhimself
    thevinhimself 2 meses atrás

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

  • Marena Cyntia Refani
    Marena Cyntia Refani 2 meses atrás

    Im crying😭

  • margie adams
    margie adams 2 meses atrás

    Slip a clutch...good one. Amazing voice.

  • Igor Henrique Braga Costa
    Igor Henrique Braga Costa 2 meses atrás

    What is the name of the song that plays in the background? When is he telling his story?

  • MANA
    MANA 2 meses atrás +1

    3:56 was that a piano mistake?

  • WildLifeGaming 5
    WildLifeGaming 5 2 meses atrás

    Curios if he isn’t straight?

  • keithdziak
    keithdziak 2 meses atrás

    Does his church accept that hes gay??

    • D S
      D S 2 meses atrás

      keithdziak 🤫

  • RadektheRadical
    RadektheRadical 2 meses atrás

    How did they make a spiritual connection?

  • 네버랜드
    네버랜드 2 meses atrás


  • Brandy Weaver
    Brandy Weaver 2 meses atrás

    He is sooo cute😍

  • Eisra A.
    Eisra A. 2 meses atrás

    Um next.

  • Eisra A.
    Eisra A. 2 meses atrás

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

  • snaz76
    snaz76 2 meses atrás

    Didn´t feel that at all...

  • Kane Molloy
    Kane Molloy 2 meses atrás

    Amazing voice. Amazing looking amazing transformation X

  • Anabel Gonzalez
    Anabel Gonzalez 2 meses atrás

    Ok but do his parents know Katy’s parents?

  • Rebecah Clifton
    Rebecah Clifton 2 meses atrás

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

  • Glamorrous
    Glamorrous 2 meses atrás

    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 2 meses atrás

    Omg hand this guy a record label rn

  • jhhayes
    jhhayes 2 meses atrás +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 2 meses atrás +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 2 meses atrás


  • SixFour FLCA
    SixFour FLCA 2 meses atrás

    Bro fuck sob stories

  • TheGamingBlock2.0
    TheGamingBlock2.0 2 meses atrás +1

    Why does he kinda sound like sal from impractical Jokers

    • Anya B.
      Anya B. 2 meses atrás

      TheGamingBlock2.0 just thought the same 🤓