DJ Johnson Brings Katy Perry To Tears With Her Original Song 'Scars' - American Idol 2021

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After an emotional, mid-song breakdown, while performing her original song “Scars” for Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan, DJ Johnson finds the strength to carry through with her audition, thanks to her dad. WARNING: Do not watch this if you’re not ready to cry!
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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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  • Keiana Monique

    Keiana Monique

    Acum 2 Zile

    Man oh man 🙏🏾🙏🏾😭😭😭

  • Thai Hush

    Thai Hush

    Acum 2 Zile


  • Sofia Ferraz

    Sofia Ferraz

    Acum 3 Zile

    this dad >>>>>>> lt. dan

  • Michael Jones

    Michael Jones

    Acum 4 Zile

    I love you. Don't listen to negative people. I'm back TO BREAK IT SWEETIE!

  • Michael Jones

    Michael Jones

    Acum 4 Zile

    Angels. 🤗😇

  • Emily Velez

    Emily Velez

    Acum 5 Zile

    Is this a real song I want it on my phone

  • Mrs.George Glass

    Mrs.George Glass

    Acum 6 Zile

    Wow your entire demeanor reminds me of my oldest sister except our loss isn't the same, however similar!

  • Luna&Geo 09

    Luna&Geo 09

    Acum 7 Zile

    Wow 😭♥️

  • john sallese

    john sallese

    Acum 8 Zile

    American idol is about judges hugging contestants and this covid ruined it, it gives the contestants that extra boost they need knowing that a celebrity loves their voice. Its upsetting really.

  • Janet Fatimah

    Janet Fatimah

    Acum 8 Zile

    Three compassionate and humble down to earth Judges. God Bless the Judges and the contestant and her dad and her siblings

  • Faithdestinyhope Gonzalez

    Faithdestinyhope Gonzalez

    Acum 8 Zile

    I don't know who needs to hear this but always follow your dreams even if it may seem like you want to give up don't keep on going hold onto your faith and just live life like it's your last day here on earth.Blessings to everyone be safe and enjoy the moments that you do have here now with the ones that love you.

  • Sandra Ray

    Sandra Ray

    Acum 9 Zile


  • Crystal Cici

    Crystal Cici

    Acum 9 Zile

    Lord, I cried so much with this one 🙏💕

  • January


    Acum 11 Zile

    But she can"t sing

  • אהבה שלי

    אהבה שלי

    Acum 13 Zile

    Made me cry so much 😭😭😭💖

  • Katherine Sandoval

    Katherine Sandoval

    Acum 14 Zile

    Don't be so quick to judge DJ's mom...there is always more to a story than meets the eye

    • bob sponge

      bob sponge

      Acum o Zi

      Please tell us her story.

  • Sharon Snover

    Sharon Snover

    Acum 17 Zile

    Incredible talented amazing young lady as well as her original song which I hope will be a message that reaches others to not allow others choices limit her gift and abilities and use this as a pathway for healing. I was disappointed she was let go with American Idol , however hopefully gives her future opportunities with American Idol recognition. Father support is beautiful. May God bless her

  • Satu Moon

    Satu Moon

    Acum 18 Zile

    Well i hope her mom watched this and was filled with regret.

  • lorien Ray

    lorien Ray

    Acum 18 Zile

    No parent should put down their child, she had real deep issues she took on you, not right. My Daughter had same relationship with her Father and he walked out when she was 18 months, he came and went, but I always reminded her she had me and there are some people that have no one, so I love her enough for two. You are a beautiful soul with a gift you worked hard on, you are special as you have all that love from Dad, remember that.

  • bisket2003


    Acum 20 Zile

    Man, who's cutting the onions in here???

  • Itsss Lee

    Itsss Lee

    Acum 22 Zile

    Stop when they zoomed into Katy's face and she was crying

  • Vicki B

    Vicki B

    Acum 23 Zile

    One of the best auditions I’ve EVER seen! Wow she’s amazing! Love Love Love this girl! ❤️🙏🏻💯

  • pat bai

    pat bai

    Acum 23 Zile

    That moment when you are in the pick of your emotions then comes the advertisement.... So fucking crazy.. hahaha i hate ads

  • Ma’s Videos

    Ma’s Videos

    Acum 23 Zile

    Her song! 🥺😭😭😭😭😭

  • Chanice Young

    Chanice Young

    Acum 24 Zile

    Omg its way to early for me to be 😢

  • Banter JoJo

    Banter JoJo

    Acum 24 Zile

    Song is good but her voice is not.

  • Mshima ChitChats

    Mshima ChitChats

    Acum 25 Zile

    Amazing.... cried all through! Omggggg

  • MSF


    Acum 25 Zile

    Without the back story though. Just objectively listening.. It's middle of the road

  • Nelson Sousa

    Nelson Sousa

    Acum 26 Zile

    Kelley clarkson vs

  • Charm Erazo

    Charm Erazo

    Acum 26 Zile

    Watching this at 1:47am, and i cannot stop crying 😭

  • Brandy Robinson

    Brandy Robinson

    Acum 26 Zile

    First of all how does a mother leave her child period! But 10 children and a husband... this broke my heart but that was beautiful

  • Rawle Medford

    Rawle Medford

    Acum 26 Zile

    Love these judges

  • Valexi Mar

    Valexi Mar

    Acum 27 Zile

    I mean... I feel for her. But this is your big break. Get it together sister! Or sing a diff song to begin with. Geez!

  • Chris Maxey

    Chris Maxey

    Acum 27 Zile

    She can sing her mom was just mad because she can not sing at all. Well it takes a spankings trash to do that to your own kids.

  • Johnny Dogs

    Johnny Dogs

    Acum 27 Zile


  • N M

    N M

    Acum 27 Zile

    I prefer uplifting songs.

  • Ronell Trail

    Ronell Trail

    Acum 27 Zile

    Her story broke mi into tear's through out the song❣️ur great hun

  • Euniece Montoya

    Euniece Montoya

    Acum 27 Zile

    The way he just put the pen down and came to her it was such a beautiful moment🥺

    • Euniece Montoya

      Euniece Montoya

      Acum 27 Zile

      Or whatever he put down😅

  • Lena Coates

    Lena Coates

    Acum 27 Zile

    This song was amazing and I loved her, I'm so sad that she got eliminated tonight 😢

    • Cayden and Lucas Gaming

      Cayden and Lucas Gaming

      Acum 27 Zile

      Yeah right I miss her

  • Kat H

    Kat H

    Acum 27 Zile

    DJ let not your heart be troubled. You deserved to go through for Hollywood you are awesome. Don't quit trying.

  • BC Roasters

    BC Roasters

    Acum 27 Zile

    Never give up. Your voice and your personality touches hearts. This is just a beginning!

  • james lyles

    james lyles

    Acum 27 Zile

    I love this original song I think it’s a big hit



    Acum 28 Zile

    Why would a mother do that to her child 😔

  • Yolanda Garcia

    Yolanda Garcia

    Acum 28 Zile

    The judges are incredibly caring but I love their attitude so humane!!! Beautifull to see that .

  • J Nicole

    J Nicole

    Acum 28 Zile

    This lump in my throat hurts 😭😭😭🥺🥺🥺 who put this bowl of onions here?!

  • American Made

    American Made

    Acum 29 Zile

    That was a beautiful and powerful song. This is tuff as this is the second song I have heard that I believe was well written and want to hear more of with their voice.

  • Deborah Kirshner / O’Neill

    Deborah Kirshner / O’Neill

    Acum 29 Zile

    That Song needs to be Recorded She was on Spot , She is wondering God Bless

  • Alif El Haqq

    Alif El Haqq

    Acum 29 Zile

    She makes me cry and bring my tears back a lot😣😢😢😢

  • dachshunds channel

    dachshunds channel

    Acum 29 Zile

    sometimes its better if a toxic person leaves...they are better without someone like that...but she needs to find happiness asap and sing about happy times, she is FAR to young to be this broken for long...pick yourself up girl and enjoy life...

  • Marcie M

    Marcie M

    Acum lună

    Omg had me in tears... such an amazing song and she has a beautiful voice

  • Francine Edwards

    Francine Edwards

    Acum lună

    You are beautiful girl. Sing your heart out.

  • Mae Alavar

    Mae Alavar

    Acum lună

    How can a mother be okay leaving a scar in her children 💔💔💔😭😭😭

  • combatshox


    Acum lună

    great judges and real people

  • Dylan Batchelor

    Dylan Batchelor

    Acum lună

    The 2nd go a round was much better & stronger.

  • Ronald Brown

    Ronald Brown

    Acum lună

    Lord open up windows to haven send out bless she cannot contains

  • Bird83mdbaby


    Acum lună

    Damn, damn daaamn I'm crying 😢 over it

  • thay jana

    thay jana

    Acum lună

    Katy cried and I cried 😢❤️

  • Quadmft


    Acum lună

    i genuinely can't stop crying

  • Haumea


    Acum lună

    Love her

  • glenn curley

    glenn curley

    Acum lună

    That song and that story was so touching!

  • Vijay Abram

    Vijay Abram

    Acum lună

    Aku tidak mengerti arti lagu ini. Dari pertama dia bernyanyi aku sudah menangis

  • Gani Olarte

    Gani Olarte

    Acum lună

    Thank you dj. I love you. Thanks for inspiring me.💕

  • george amaya

    george amaya

    Acum lună


  • Sajia Hanif

    Sajia Hanif

    Acum lună

    The candy crush ad that interrupted this song was pure violence.

  • Jamir Toshi

    Jamir Toshi

    Acum lună

    She is amazing, I want to buy the song , she singing just her and the piano , just like she sang after her dad came and stood by her .

  • Ginger Blair

    Ginger Blair

    Acum lună

    Karen Carpenter had same experience with her Mom. Always her brother came first.

  • Kody Easter

    Kody Easter

    Acum lună

    What an incredible dad. Pride and selfishness has (and will continue) to ruin so many marriages. I'm pulling for her this year.

  • Joyce Joseph

    Joyce Joseph

    Acum lună

    I loved the way the judges make you feel comfortable and strong enough to continue while you break down emotionally.God bless you judges ❤️👍🙏

  • Lazette Ramirez

    Lazette Ramirez

    Acum lună

    She sings so beautiful and is truly gifted , I know she will get far!💕💞

  • Daniel Cobb

    Daniel Cobb

    Acum lună

    Geez, she slayed everybody in there...

  • Cheyenne Schroeder

    Cheyenne Schroeder

    Acum lună

    I feel like Katie can relate to her in some way and that’s why she wanted her to finish the song. Beautiful girl and song don’t give up ❤️🤞🏻

  • Maria Scott

    Maria Scott

    Acum lună

    Hope she wins! She really got me with her own composed song. Stay brave and your great motivation will be your pain.

  • lja000


    Acum lună

    They weren’t allowed to hug her, but Lionel pushed his magic handkerchief toward her...that he had in his pocket and held in his hands...that she wiped over her eyes. So we know it wasn’t “sterile”. Fear IS the worst virus. People need each see a smile or a frown on other’s faces, hold another’s hand, to hug someone’s neck. Stop the fear. She was wonderful ... and her dad is a hero.

  • TheCanadianGamingPenguin


    Acum lună

    I'm glad that Perry said that she needed to finish that song -- I completely agreed, and I'm glad that she was able to finish!
    I cannot imagine the pain that others leave when a parent openly chooses to leave. I do recognize that sometimes they have stuff going on in their life that they need to work out, and that's what sometimes causes them to leave in the first place... But, to just... walk away. :(
    My mom never left physically, but her mind has been gone in some ways for many years, and only getting worse.... It is not easy, even in this regard, but I am grateful that she is still physically present. What's going on with her mind causes my Dad, sister, and I a great deal of stress, anxiety, pain, etc. This situation is worse when people start believing the things that she says, in her state of paranoia, etc. Even worse still is that whatever is going on with her mind, has affected her in such a way that she doesn't recognize that she needs help. She is sort of getting that help, but with covid right now, it's made getting that help significantly more difficult....
    This song reflects on the scars that I have on my heart because of the situation with my mother... not in the same way as to the meaning of the song, but I can relate nonetheless.
    I can't decide what is worse... losing a parent to death, losing a parent because of their choice to leave, or losing a parent to the mental suffering that is occurring to them (be it treatable or not).
    Life is not easy. :(

  • Keefy Gizzle

    Keefy Gizzle

    Acum lună

    I've never seen Katy cry like that...

  • Sophia DiCristoforo

    Sophia DiCristoforo

    Acum lună

    I hope her mom is watching this



    Acum lună

    It's an amazing song, young lady. My opinion, your Mom wasn't happy with her self. Do what you need to DO to heal. Bless you Dad. Yes, you are talented. Start healing. Good luck on your journey😊🙏

  • Jim Li

    Jim Li

    Acum lună

    It’s so embarrassing that I am crying when I listened to her sang. That’s extremely fantastic song

  • angie c

    angie c

    Acum lună

    She had me in tears. Reminded me of how much I miss my husband lost to covid 19. A year ago it still hurts. 😪

  • Maria Magdalena

    Maria Magdalena

    Acum lună

    Awww poor girl 🥺 her mother sounds like a horrible person!

  • The Famous 5 Kidz

    The Famous 5 Kidz

    Acum lună

    Oh I love her!!!!!!!!!!!! 😍😍😍

  • Becky Estrada

    Becky Estrada

    Acum lună

    I love to see wonderful father's like this.

  • waleed sulaiman

    waleed sulaiman

    Acum lună

    I'm picturing her mom, sitting , listening and reflecting.......

  • jennifer Timmons

    jennifer Timmons

    Acum lună

    Shine, girl! Shine on. Let God heal that relationship. Only He can heal your heart, sweetie. God has brought my adult daughter and adult son ...They left my house but I never stopped loving them! We all 5 are reunited! Glory be to God. ❤️

  • Noelle Vanderheyden

    Noelle Vanderheyden

    Acum lună

    She is amazing I want her to win she seems like a winner

  • Henrietta Oppenhammer-Streaty

    Henrietta Oppenhammer-Streaty

    Acum lună

    Hello From Coldsping Texas.

  • Henrietta Oppenhammer-Streaty

    Henrietta Oppenhammer-Streaty

    Acum lună

    Thank God for her loving Dad , She Is An Amazing Singer. Continued Prayers For Her And Her Family . She Is # 1 not a 6 .

  • sandcram


    Acum lună

    Anyone else know her mom toxic af?

  • Denise Mohan-Mahabir

    Denise Mohan-Mahabir

    Acum lună

    Hi and good morning to you all 🙋❤ God bless🙏 America idol 👍

  • Carla Jackson

    Carla Jackson

    Acum lună

    I cried and your perseverance made my heart smile!!! Prayers and love sent to you and your family

  • Aditiya Gama

    Aditiya Gama

    Acum lună

    Good god, 10 kids and left? 😭

  • Aubree Beldon

    Aubree Beldon

    Acum lună

    This made me cry, and I can normally keep my composure during sad things or whatever, but dang. She is so talented.

  • Bilal


    Acum lună

    I didn't cry 💙🫂🧿🧿🧿

  • Maria Marghareta

    Maria Marghareta

    Acum lună

    She reminds me of Kelly Clarkson somehow. I just think her scars have made her so amazing.

  • Jill Hebert-Devore

    Jill Hebert-Devore

    Acum lună

    I love Lionel Richie!!!!

  • Noodlestick


    Acum lună

    Thats her outlet; the given reasons we all must keep going. It's so hard sometimes, but worthwhile cause it will always drive someone to be better in the end. Smarter, faster, stronger, and happier.

  • Jung Kim

    Jung Kim

    Acum lună

    God is good!

  • J M

    J M

    Acum lună

    Lionel Richie was the best thing to ever happen to this show.

    • Mrs.George Glass

      Mrs.George Glass

      Acum 6 Zile

      He adds such a humane and nurturing tremendous quality!

    • Jennifer Grace Hebel

      Jennifer Grace Hebel

      Acum 11 Zile

      He’s so sweet!!!

    • Eva Jonsson

      Eva Jonsson

      Acum 21 o Zi

      Yeees he is human

    • K P

      K P

      Acum 27 Zile

      You’ve got that right.

  • thecraigpaul


    Acum lună

    Damn I cried too, this song would totally be a number one if it was out today! It’s the best sad song I’ve heard in my life

  • arsh i

    arsh i

    Acum lună

    She wasnt ur mom,she just gave u birth