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 • 865

  • Courtney Sierra
    Courtney Sierra Dia atrás

    Yeah ... no

  • Nushreen Torabally
    Nushreen Torabally Dia atrás


  • tattoo bby1
    tattoo bby1 3 dias atrás

    OMG I love him!♡

  • Janzen
    Janzen 4 dias atrás

    Guy reminds me of sal from impractical jokers

  • Trace Dial
    Trace Dial 4 dias atrás

    Love, Love, Love everything.

  • jessica gondwe
    jessica gondwe 4 dias 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 4 dias atrás

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

  • Gigi V.
    Gigi V. 4 dias atrás

    I love how Billie is playing in the background

  • Claudia Ayala Muniz
    Claudia Ayala Muniz 5 dias atrás

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

  • AndresMusicProducer
    AndresMusicProducer 5 dias 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 7 dias atrás

    Great job.

  • Roxanne Harris
    Roxanne Harris 7 dias atrás

    He looks so different.

  • Lillian
    Lillian 8 dias 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 8 dias atrás

    He reminds me of sal off of impractical jokers

  • Roxy Rivera
    Roxy Rivera 9 dias atrás

    Omg he gives me Sam Smith vibes💯👏😍!

  • Roxy Rivera
    Roxy Rivera 9 dias atrás +1

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

  • Joy Linder
    Joy Linder 10 dias atrás +1

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

    • Joy Linder
      Joy Linder 4 dias atrás

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

    • Will Wilson
      Will Wilson 7 dias atrás

      You can take your judgements to hell with you.

  • Ktwin Lee
    Ktwin Lee 11 dias atrás

    he could like...get it

  • Kiran Sinha
    Kiran Sinha 12 dias atrás

    Name of background music?

  • Lilly CR
    Lilly CR 12 dias atrás

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

  • Fatma Hures
    Fatma Hures 12 dias atrás

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

  • Deann Smith
    Deann Smith 12 dias atrás

    4:38 the pianists face, like me too.

  • declan mannix
    declan mannix 13 dias atrás

    Piano player was bad

  • dennis dennis
    dennis dennis 14 dias atrás +1

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

  • elenikaty
    elenikaty 15 dias atrás

    But do they know Katy's parents?

  • Karl Aponte
    Karl Aponte 15 dias atrás

    He wasn't even that big"

  • Kaelin Thrasher
    Kaelin Thrasher 16 dias atrás +3

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

  • Nia Ariella
    Nia Ariella 17 dias atrás +2

    His talking voice reminds me of James Charles kinda

  • Oliver Montoya
    Oliver Montoya 18 dias atrás +2

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

  • Maryjane chicas
    Maryjane chicas 19 dias atrás


  • Mr. Woods
    Mr. Woods 19 dias atrás

    Hell Naw. Not good at all

  • Mary Johnson
    Mary Johnson 19 dias atrás

    This guy has a nice voice

  • Piinkstar17
    Piinkstar17 21 dia atrás

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

  • It's Chris
    It's Chris 21 dia atrás +1

    His smiles made me uggggh sweet 😉 at 5:02

  • Aditya cnady_for_life
    Aditya cnady_for_life 22 dias atrás +1

    Billie Eilish fans hit that like button..

  • tians cavatton
    tians cavatton 22 dias atrás


  • lyss vicario
    lyss vicario 22 dias atrás

    Bless his soul💗🤧😭

  • Vivian Felix
    Vivian Felix 23 dias atrás

    Fug fug fug that voice

  • Tungphong Vu
    Tungphong Vu 23 dias atrás

    He looks so handsome when he was fat

  • Ruben Gonzalez
    Ruben Gonzalez 23 dias atrás


  • Bac dream/حلم البكالوريا

    Is he gay??

  • showjumpinggirl100
    showjumpinggirl100 23 dias atrás

    He sounds exactly like Sam Smith!

  • Emmanuel Johnn
    Emmanuel Johnn 23 dias atrás

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

  • YouDontKnowMe Zero Fucks
    YouDontKnowMe Zero Fucks 24 dias atrás


  • rkjer
    rkjer 24 dias atrás +10

    The piano player was like damn bro!

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

  • Valerie Johnson
    Valerie Johnson 24 dias atrás

    America's next Idol!

    XJLCA 24 dias atrás

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

  • The Home Plate Special
    The Home Plate Special 24 dias atrás

    good looking either way

  • TV movieclips
    TV movieclips 24 dias atrás

    Batch Billie just slapped me

  • elijerrr
    elijerrr 24 dias 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 24 dias atrás +4

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

    MIXED TEA 24 dias 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 24 dias atrás

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

  • charmnGUY
    charmnGUY 25 dias atrás

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

    MAGPOC CHRISTOPHER 25 dias atrás


  • Give me back my wig Monsta X

    God bless him♡♡♡

  • The Void
    The Void 25 dias atrás


  • The Void
    The Void 25 dias atrás


  • Sasusaku4Eva!
    Sasusaku4Eva! 25 dias 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 25 dias atrás +32

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

  • gucci boi
    gucci boi 25 dias atrás +2

    That’s my teachers brother.

  • Ela
    Ela 25 dias atrás +18

    Proud to say this man was my youth pastor 👏

  • Rosemarie Ramitt
    Rosemarie Ramitt 25 dias atrás

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

  • thevinhimself
    thevinhimself 25 dias atrás

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

  • Marena Cyntia Refani
    Marena Cyntia Refani 26 dias atrás

    Im crying😭

  • margie adams
    margie adams 26 dias atrás

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

  • Igor Henrique Braga Costa
    Igor Henrique Braga Costa 26 dias atrás

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

  • MANA
    MANA 26 dias atrás +1

    3:56 was that a piano mistake?

  • TBS_WildLife 5
    TBS_WildLife 5 26 dias atrás

    Curios if he isn’t straight?

  • keithdziak
    keithdziak 26 dias atrás

    Does his church accept that hes gay??

    • D S
      D S 24 dias atrás

      keithdziak 🤫

  • RadektheRadical
    RadektheRadical 26 dias atrás

    How did they make a spiritual connection?

  • 네버랜드
    네버랜드 26 dias atrás


  • Brandy Weaver
    Brandy Weaver 27 dias atrás

    He is sooo cute😍

  • Eisra A.
    Eisra A. 27 dias atrás

    Um next.

  • Eisra A.
    Eisra A. 27 dias atrás

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

  • snaz76
    snaz76 27 dias atrás

    Didn´t feel that at all...

  • Kane Molloy
    Kane Molloy 27 dias atrás

    Amazing voice. Amazing looking amazing transformation X

  • Anabel Gonzalez
    Anabel Gonzalez 27 dias atrás

    Ok but do his parents know Katy’s parents?

  • Rebecah Clifton
    Rebecah Clifton 27 dias atrás

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

  • Glamorrous
    Glamorrous 27 dias 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 27 dias atrás

    Omg hand this guy a record label rn

  • J Hayes
    J Hayes 27 dias 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 27 dias 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 27 dias atrás


  • SixFour FLCA
    SixFour FLCA 27 dias atrás

    Bro fuck sob stories

  • TheGamingBlock2.0
    TheGamingBlock2.0 27 dias atrás +1

    Why does he kinda sound like sal from impractical Jokers

    • Anya B.
      Anya B. 23 dias atrás

      TheGamingBlock2.0 just thought the same 🤓

  • Jerry Berry
    Jerry Berry 28 dias atrás


  • Margherita Barillá
    Margherita Barillá 28 dias atrás

    Holy fuck he is just... WOOWWW

  • Zoya Zafar
    Zoya Zafar 28 dias atrás

    Song starts at 3:27

  • ColeBe94
    ColeBe94 28 dias atrás

    He’s beautiful !

  • Drew V
    Drew V 28 dias atrás

    Could probably sing a little Michael Bolton

  • jnmklo9
    jnmklo9 28 dias atrás

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

  • Aaron
    Aaron 28 dias atrás

    In this song choice, less is more

  • Mindy
    Mindy 28 dias atrás +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 28 dias atrás +1

    Gospel singers sometimes tend to throw in too many runs.

  • Riley B
    Riley B 29 dias atrás

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

  • Monique Pimentel
    Monique Pimentel 29 dias atrás

    Alright! Let's go Modesto! Good job 🙏

  • Արինե
    Արինե 29 dias atrás +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 29 dias atrás

    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 27 dias atrás

      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 29 dias atrás

    The fake crying 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂