STUNNING Singer! Willie Spence Shines Brighter Than Any Diamond - American Idol 2021

Willie Spence has conquered many challenges this past year and his American Idol audition wasn’t about to be one that he didn’t absolutely SLAY! After performing Rihanna’s “Diamonds” for Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan, Lionel gives Willie a standing ovation. Luke was all smiles during Willie’s audition, telling him that he didn’t want it to end. Watch here to enjoy Willie’s breathtaking performance, and to hear the vocals that Katy referred to as “a voice that stops people in their tracks.”

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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 believe him. Can’t wait to see his Grammy acceptance speech. Praying for him.

    Ashton ColbyAshton Colby22 мүнөт мурун
  • ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

    TigerLilly’s Mystical UnionTigerLilly’s Mystical Union23 мүнөт мурун
  • Wow 😳 the first audition this season that I instant felt and liked

    TigerLilly’s Mystical UnionTigerLilly’s Mystical Union46 мүнөт мурун
  • When you thought he has reached all that was in the breath... he had more and more and then made it like sweet peace in the morning sunrise 🙌🏽 Child! Sang!!

    Shervyse SmilesShervyse SmilesСаат мурун
  • I saw him actually before this show. He’s really amazing 🤩

    Nicholas NguyenNicholas Nguyen2 саат мурун
  • What a voice and so much passion.

    Lynda CzikaLynda Czika2 саат мурун
  • That dude range is insane!!

    Krispy ManeKrispy Mane2 саат мурун
  • 'I just want my voice to reach the world' It will sir, it will.

    dh rdh r2 саат мурун
  • TALENT, TALENT, TALENT. I pray he takes good care of his health so can GIFT the world for many years to come!! You're AWESOME!! God bless you.

    Kay KayKay Kay2 саат мурун
  • He needs to be signed not try out he has it I remember when he was singing in the Churches be giving me chills God bless for your success

    skooby135skooby1353 саат мурун

    Ross MooreRoss Moore3 саат мурун
  • Finally!!

    guyonthecouch007guyonthecouch0073 саат мурун
  • What a powerhouse

    brandon rogersbrandon rogers4 саат мурун
  • Perfection

    Alisha MorrisonAlisha Morrison5 саат мурун
  • waiting for his r&b album to drop !!

    Olivia R. BlackOlivia R. Black5 саат мурун
    • yessssss!!!!

      PSL llukelePSL llukele4 саат мурун
  • ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

    Sophía LeónSophía León6 саат мурун
  • Indonesia ❤️

    Indra MarattiIndra Maratti7 саат мурун
  • This is a DIVO

    Shawn ScottShawn Scott7 саат мурун
  • God sent voice like I can just imagine crying to this song sang by him damn that run 😭😭👏🏾

    truth hurtstruth hurts7 саат мурун
  • Wowwwwwww,this guy is the legend!!!!!!!!!!!

    Axe punisher axAxe punisher ax8 саат мурун
  • A M A Z I N G! He is out of this world. What is he doing on American Idol anyway, he should have already been signed and making records left and right. I can’t wait to see more of him live, I’ve been watching this audition over and over. Best one this year.

    Nas XNas X8 саат мурун
  • I saw this man in a viral video singing this song

    Luis Miguel MorenoLuis Miguel Moreno9 саат мурун
  • So Beautiful!!!

    Teresa McCabeTeresa McCabe9 саат мурун
  • Voice of an Angel .Yes Willie brought me to tears

    tawanda Walkertawanda Walker10 саат мурун
  • He has given his soul, like 100%!

    Ana StarlingAna Starling10 саат мурун
  • this viral willie has come

    Amir MirzaAmir Mirza10 саат мурун
  • Sang Willie

    Natalia McAfeeNatalia McAfee11 саат мурун
  • Oh my

    Jovi TrailersJovi Trailers11 саат мурун
  • Willie been singing this song for years 🤣🤣

    Mr. Montgomery Driesell-McSmittenMr. Montgomery Driesell-McSmitten11 саат мурун
  • He’s good ;p more breathe support

    Music & SoulMusic & Soul12 саат мурун
  • 397 miserable people

    Cedric GravelyCedric Gravely12 саат мурун
  • Bruh finally his talent is shown to the world on national tv lets go #Willie Spence

    Carnage PhoenixCarnage Phoenix12 саат мурун
  • This is the best audition in a longe time.

    VergiliusCZVergiliusCZ13 саат мурун
  • thats one big man FILLED with talent ! oh myyyy!

    John LiciousJohn Licious13 саат мурун
  • Amazing right there friends...

    kerrmannkerrmann13 саат мурун
  • wow this is not a contestant this is a pro!

    Geovanie GuevarraGeovanie Guevarra13 саат мурун
  • That was great Willie.

    Tracy StokesTracy Stokes15 саат мурун
  • Seriously exquisite! Bro' we need you. Good Luck.

    SunRae* **SunRae* **16 саат мурун
  • Why do people dislike this

    00 Cooper00 Cooper16 саат мурун
  • Watching his performance I wasn't watching an Audition, I was watching a Grammy Awarded Performance. Simply Breath Taking

    Saajan BhatiaSaajan Bhatia18 саат мурун
  • Oh I remember this kid.. From a video that went really viral.. I guess two years ago.. He sang diamand by Rihanna so beautifully..

    Mohammed AllaMohammed Alla18 саат мурун
    • Diamond*

      Mohammed AllaMohammed Alla18 саат мурун
  • Beyond perfect 💯💯💯

    Esther HewardEsther Heward18 саат мурун
  • Where have you been all this time . You have a beautiful angelic voice ❤🥰😘

    Hope AdamsHope Adams18 саат мурун

    Christian Jhonas BismonteChristian Jhonas Bismonte19 саат мурун
  • Is this the only song he knows lol

    Sebastian MontesSebastian Montes20 саат мурун

    Anobel KhoushabehAnobel Khoushabeh20 саат мурун
  • Without a doubt he is a diamond that the worlds needs ... Absolutely wonderful voice

    David JensenDavid Jensen20 саат мурун
  • Game over.

    Jerick CabelloJerick Cabello20 саат мурун
  • I know it’s terrible to say but I see him being someone’s backup singer , although he has a great voice I don’t think it’s unique enough to market

    Lilly & cupcake ChannelLilly & cupcake Channel21 саат мурун
  • He is so amazing

    xolile diyaxolile diya21 саат мурун
  • Omg it’s so so beautiful❤️

    Mimene BouMimene Bou21 саат мурун
  • Goose bumps....ohh man!!!

    Robert leeRobert lee22 саат мурун
  • He's gonna win american idol this one is my favorite but let's be honest the white girl is going to win I hope he wins please vote they have real singers at least almost not all of th are. Good but him I'm going to vote to the end

    jameka robinsonjameka robinson22 саат мурун
  • Wow what an amazing voice!

    Yo YoYo Yo22 саат мурун
  • He's gona win this no doubt

    Nicholas HarryNicholas Harry22 саат мурун
  • 1:43 is pure 🔥🔥

    Skylar CoffeySkylar Coffey23 саат мурун
  • Finally getting recognized

    Vonn BaybeeVonn Baybee23 саат мурун
  • Love when someone’s voice gives you chills

    Joe RamseyJoe RamseyКүн мурун
  • I think Katy was saying "where do you see yourself in 5 years" because he needs to think about his health and let his dedication be as strong, as it is for music. Determination to make it in that industry. Luke and Lionel are hearing his voice, as do I. She just a bit more realistic.

    Andre TAndre TКүн мурун
  • Take my money cause I'll buy the album and tickets to his show! It's just natural like it comes from his soul! If he doesn't win he's definitely getting a record deal!

    Sera DippSera DippКүн мурун
  • Going to be just like Kane Brown except I knew who this guy was. He was on Steve Harvey a few years back. I thought he did another singing competition but regardless this dude has some pipes.

    Dillon AreheartDillon AreheartКүн мурун
  • He ready now...!!

    Eric GurleyEric GurleyКүн мурун

    GullyGullyКүн мурун
  • Wow! Just Wow!

  • Wow so beautiful voice

    Anthon SomethingAnthon SomethingКүн мурун
  • He’s a diamond 💎

    plain janeplain janeКүн мурун
  • Yesss I remember that KGfilm video in class you go WILLIE 🥰‼️

    NI TheJokester!!NI TheJokester!!Күн мурун
  • Dude got him some pipes!!

    Chris BalsamoChris BalsamoКүн мурун
  • The way katy went right in for the deep questions. She saw stardom. 😭😭😭😭

    Jacob NolanJacob NolanКүн мурун
  • I love it! Yes...

    Flora BynumFlora BynumКүн мурун
  • I come back once or twice a day to hear his amazing voice

    Christian ValenciaChristian ValenciaКүн мурун
  • beautiful soul and sound

    Christopher BrownChristopher BrownКүн мурун
  • the best version of this song i've heard so far ❤ those runs just wowwwwww 👌🏼❤

    Ayy Double UuAyy Double UuКүн мурун
  • Oh wow! Gave me chills all the way through! I could only shake my head at how good this guy is. Definitely has my vote when he makes it in Hollywood

    allen piersonallen piersonКүн мурун
  • OMG..Just A Few Words The Hair On My Arms Stood Up..The Next Luther.. Amazing.....WOW...

    FAITH AlwaysFAITH AlwaysКүн мурун
  • I see u!!!! 3yrs u will get what u deserve!!! Grammy and you sharing ur Gorgeous voice with everyone in the world!

    Roger AlfonsoRoger AlfonsoКүн мурун
  • Top 10 all time on idols

    Mardey CastleMardey CastleКүн мурун
  • Beautiful beautiful human,voice,soul!!! Pure!!! God Bless u!!!! Woooooooowwwwww!!!! That’s a voice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

    Roger AlfonsoRoger AlfonsoКүн мурун
  • He didn't even need the piano 😩

    acayacayКүн мурун
  • Gave me chills all over my body

    Shanice La'seanShanice La'seanКүн мурун
  • Love it

    Christina MasdenChristina MasdenКүн мурун
  • Hey guys what’s up can’t wait for my story to be on tv

    Christina MasdenChristina MasdenКүн мурун
  • Wow! His voice is piercing and rich at the same damn time!

  • Kimberly LoweKimberly LoweКүн мурун
  • Amazing to see you on here 👍🏼 amazing audition watched your original version in the blue shirt and see you here now it’s good to see you looking good brother keep it up

  • Katy Perry like you know your better then this show right? I wanna tell you turn around and I'll give you my contacts to get signed now...cuz people careers dont go very far with this ,u deserve better...🤫

    Captain Be-LoWCaptain Be-LoWКүн мурун
  • The dynamic lycra nomenclaturally flow because building inherently wrestle past a dynamic target. marvelous, few fierce tornado

    Thomas R. AndersonThomas R. AndersonКүн мурун
  • audition?record ASAP

    Joy NasimJoy NasimКүн мурун
  • If you know anything about him he’s not even trying for those that know him we’ve known this for ever he’s above most he has that skill look him up he is blessed

    jah king custom designsjah king custom designsКүн мурун
    • 👏👏👏🙏🙏

      PSL llukelePSL llukele13 саат мурун
  • Hes making me ughly crah😭💕

    Sandy SunflowerSandy SunflowerКүн мурун
  • This man is gonna take it all

    John StevensJohn StevensКүн мурун
  • Sang it better than Rhianna

    adam walkeradam walkerКүн мурун
  • he sung this song in his music class like 2 years ago and kilt it 😫😫

    alanah pooleralanah poolerКүн мурун
  • I knew he could sing by his talking voice

    Erin Ashley AllenErin Ashley AllenКүн мурун
  • Finally! I’ve been waiting for him to do some sort of singing competition! 👍🏻 up if you knew about him before this audition.

    AshFXAshFXКүн мурун
  • Hallelujah they just let him just sing free he can sing anything that they don't hold him down to anything one sable he can be free the same what he chooses to sing excuse me glory to God because he has all the packaging because it's from his heart of humility SHALOM!!**🕊️🕊️🔥🙏🎶✨👑💫🌹💖

    Willie PughWillie PughКүн мурун
  • I LOVE it ❤

    Patrycja 97Patrycja 97Күн мурун
  • HALLELUJAH***hallelujah!!!*skip the nomination soon as I heard him sing I had chills all the way through the song without a breathtaking moment he sounded with ease his heart is flowing in the heavens like an eagle high above all obstacles to let him sing gospel and everything elseHis heart is a heart of humility they're going to take him a long ways HALLELUJAH God bless him SHALOM***🕊️✨💖🎶🎶🕊️✨😳🕊️🔥🙏🌹💫👑

    Willie PughWillie PughКүн мурун
  • When Lionel gave that stank face when the song be bussin at time mark at 1:47. 😂 😂

    G SinsuatG SinsuatКүн мурун
  • 🥰🥰🥰🥰

    Nickisha SorhaindoNickisha SorhaindoКүн мурун