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

Publicat pe 21 feb. 2021
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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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  • Broward Josh

    Broward Josh

    Acum 56 minute

    Him & Mo3 Collab would of been out of this world 🌎 man .

  • KCSundevil77


    Acum oră

    What a gift.

  • Idontcare AboutnoneofthatShit

    Idontcare AboutnoneofthatShit

    Acum 3 ore

    Go Vote Y’all ! He needs OUR VOTES

  • Fabi Alves

    Fabi Alves

    Acum 4 ore

  • Stranger S

    Stranger S

    Acum 5 ore

    His song fits Giveons songs

  • Notfrom Thisworld

    Notfrom Thisworld

    Acum 19 ore

    Wow don’t expect that this boy can sign beautiful amazing voice



    Acum 20 ore

    You'll be a star! Trust me 🔥

  • Blue Cord Soldier

    Blue Cord Soldier

    Acum 20 ore

    Holy fuckin shit!!!! Beautiful

  • Tricia Williams

    Tricia Williams

    Acum o Zi

    Lol strong

    • Tricia Williams

      Tricia Williams

      Acum o Zi

      Where's the mic 🎤 he don't need one lol

    • Tricia Williams

      Tricia Williams

      Acum o Zi

      I love it

  • Jai Khaira

    Jai Khaira

    Acum o Zi


  • BrittBrat


    Acum o Zi

    This is the kind of voice singers should have. Not that mediocre crap you hear on top 40. I feel like people are easily satisfied with average artists. THIS is the type of singer I want to hear.

  • John Fitzpatrick

    John Fitzpatrick

    Acum o Zi

    Absolutely amazing gift

  • J Reed

    J Reed

    Acum o Zi

    Pure nostalgia

  • Lisa S

    Lisa S

    Acum o Zi

    Sorry Rihanna he sings this ballad version better than you!!! Such a deep soul xx

  • black sosa

    black sosa

    Acum 2 Zile

    I love willie and he makes us outsiders proud 👀i wonder if red and lil bit was watching this

  • Kat V

    Kat V

    Acum 2 Zile


  • Grazielly Velasques

    Grazielly Velasques

    Acum 2 Zile

    Simplesmente perfeito

  • The Villain

    The Villain

    Acum 2 Zile

    This guy has a YT channel with 500k followers...not sure why he on American Idol.

  • Regina Westbrook

    Regina Westbrook

    Acum 2 Zile

    I love Willie ❤️

  • The Sailing Brothers

    The Sailing Brothers

    Acum 2 Zile

    People who disliked this should be tested for Covid. They've lost their taste.

  • Emcce Benji

    Emcce Benji

    Acum 2 Zile

    This song was meant to be sung slow!!!! So much nicer than the original. Obviously his voice too it's crazzzzzyyyyy

  • agussugianto suaramas

    agussugianto suaramas

    Acum 2 Zile

    Katty pery so beautifull now

  • Jared Lopez

    Jared Lopez

    Acum 3 Zile

    A diamond has nothing on this gem

  • S O'Neal

    S O'Neal

    Acum 3 Zile


  • victoriapresvo


    Acum 3 Zile

    The way I could not stop smilinggggg😩😩👌

  • ImSlipshoddd


    Acum 3 Zile

    I know people that say he isnt good as some others because he doesnt have variety. I strongly disagree because he is my absolute favorite

  • AceDaDon 21

    AceDaDon 21

    Acum 3 Zile

    Finally he went

  • Andrew Lynch

    Andrew Lynch

    Acum 3 Zile

    all the judge giggling was not needed, they should have edited out and let his vocals stand alone

  • Alex Kashapov

    Alex Kashapov

    Acum 3 Zile

    Very nice 😉👌

  • VergiliusCZ


    Acum 3 Zile

    it's hard to stop listening his singing. That voice is enjoyable af. My ears have got orgasm everytime...

  • A J

    A J

    Acum 3 Zile

    The people who disliked this need a slap. Open your ears. This guys voice is golden 🔥

  • marie medina

    marie medina

    Acum 3 Zile

    Willie....shinning like a diamond 💎

  • FULLER 808

    FULLER 808

    Acum 3 Zile

    Heard my aunty watching this, and I remembered him immediately from his original vid 3yrs ago

  • Skyler And Patrick

    Skyler And Patrick

    Acum 4 Zile

    I have seen his videos he should win this!!!

  • Rami morali

    Rami morali

    Acum 4 Zile


  • Michel Leonardo

    Michel Leonardo

    Acum 4 Zile

    Só quem e do Brasil está vendo esse vídeo curti ai

  • Jen Mac

    Jen Mac

    Acum 4 Zile

    Willie Spence will be an American Idol for this year

  • Doubra Okoromadu

    Doubra Okoromadu

    Acum 4 Zile

    I love this man. In the words of lionel richie undeniably a star. I need to hug this man. He reminds me of my brother and friend Michael

  • agussugianto suaramas

    agussugianto suaramas

    Acum 4 Zile

    This man is original it is amazing singer ,he is a superstar 👍🏽👍🏽

  • zachary adams

    zachary adams

    Acum 4 Zile

    The goat 🐐 oml 👏

  • Wynne Kaquitts

    Wynne Kaquitts

    Acum 4 Zile

    Chills, man is gifted, and wish I had his voice

  • Trey Canary

    Trey Canary

    Acum 4 Zile

    1:20 you’re welcome

  • anna meyers

    anna meyers

    Acum 5 Zile

    luke’s little giggles hahaha

  • Lee Hollebon

    Lee Hollebon

    Acum 5 Zile

    What a, unbelievable TALENT gift from GOD why the hell has he not been signed up to a big record deal & why is not hugely famous makes no sense he's out of this WORLD

  • Deborah Elliott

    Deborah Elliott

    Acum 5 Zile

    I love love you Willie, but LaPorsha Renae absolutely killed this song. You were good, but she was unforgettably awesome.

  • francyne ferraro

    francyne ferraro

    Acum 5 Zile

    Best American Idol Willie. They Will Not Chose Him. Yet He’s the Best. Idol Picks White Women Ling Hair. ,,, Willie should WIN.

  • Alicia Quigley

    Alicia Quigley

    Acum 5 Zile

    Goooooo Willie! I've been a fan since you went viral!!

  • TxT392


    Acum 5 Zile

    I will be watching American Idol due to this voice. I want to see his journey.

  • Simplyy Fortune

    Simplyy Fortune

    Acum 5 Zile

    He deserves a fucking Grammy just from this Audition!!

  • Ms. Wright

    Ms. Wright

    Acum 5 Zile


  • Tracy Goulding

    Tracy Goulding

    Acum 6 Zile

    Willie is absolutely awesone

  • Ghon Enocilla Bailes

    Ghon Enocilla Bailes

    Acum 6 Zile

    And now he's here. Well, one of fav.

  • Zenith Coins

    Zenith Coins

    Acum 6 Zile

    He won already 🌹😘

  • sapioscientizar


    Acum 6 Zile

    Canta incrivelmente bem! Ouvir-lo é ter uma experiência musicalmente mágica.🙌🎼✨

  • tommy2122108


    Acum 6 Zile

    1:22 is something special!

  • Mark Milan Rodriguez

    Mark Milan Rodriguez

    Acum 6 Zile

    That’s a gift that will put you in front of kings bro

  • Mark Milan Rodriguez

    Mark Milan Rodriguez

    Acum 6 Zile

    Blown away

  • Rage Rush

    Rage Rush

    Acum 6 Zile

    This gave me chills 😳😳😳😳 dude has pipes outta this world

  • Linh Mai

    Linh Mai

    Acum 6 Zile

    beautiful voice

  • Nelly


    Acum 6 Zile

    Sing boy !!! Winner in book

  • Enchiz Poenya

    Enchiz Poenya

    Acum 6 Zile

    So Touching Heart ❤️❤️

  • Altonasha Nieves

    Altonasha Nieves

    Acum 6 Zile

    He made me cry that was so beautiful😭😭😭😍😍😭😭

  • Kimberly Jackson

    Kimberly Jackson

    Acum 7 Zile

    Sing king !

  • Alison Morato

    Alison Morato

    Acum 7 Zile

    Ouvi 30.0000000

  • Lori Lee

    Lori Lee

    Acum 7 Zile

    Ma l'analisi semantica delle opposizioni esterne rivela l'urgente necessita dei compiti posti dalla societa. Si ritiene generalmente che molti personaggi famosi siano presentati in una luce estremamente positiva.💋

  • Jeannia Harris

    Jeannia Harris

    Acum 7 Zile

    Everytime he sing I cry amazing voice the only reason I'm watching American idol right now

  • KingKazma618


    Acum 7 Zile

    I’m literally tearing I have never had someone’s singing make me feel so happy😭😭😭

  • Sovannso Tan

    Sovannso Tan

    Acum 7 Zile

    Beautiful brother. Keep it up 👌🏼

  • James White

    James White

    Acum 7 Zile

    His story made me want to be somebody again to shine like a diamond

  • James White

    James White

    Acum 7 Zile

    I would like to this young man face to face and tell him that I thank him. For looking at myself and to decide to leaves drugs alone

    • Atzo


      Acum 6 Zile

      if no ones told you already I’m proud of you brother.

  • EJ Jenkins

    EJ Jenkins

    Acum 7 Zile

    The run at 1:23 is epic. Control!!

  • Jojo2013 Johanna

    Jojo2013 Johanna

    Acum 7 Zile

    Well done Willie. X we sending you love from the UK.x

  • A Les

    A Les

    Acum 7 Zile

    wow yeah !!!

  • John E

    John E

    Acum 7 Zile

    I've been hearing this dude since high school I've been waiting for him to make it

  • nilson freitas

    nilson freitas

    Acum 8 Zile


  • Yolanda Young

    Yolanda Young

    Acum 8 Zile

    He can sing

  • LaToya Barnes

    LaToya Barnes

    Acum 8 Zile

    Such a humble spirit ❤❤

  • Joseph Blow

    Joseph Blow

    Acum 8 Zile


  • FireD STAR JK

    FireD STAR JK

    Acum 8 Zile

    He aint fat, just filled with pure talent

  • Bryce D. Anderson

    Bryce D. Anderson

    Acum 8 Zile

    I'm so happy for this guy. He is going to the top. Seems like a gentle humble soul. Can't wait to hear him again.

  • Krispy Sellz

    Krispy Sellz

    Acum 8 Zile

    This guy gives me chills

  • Dr. Alexander Hamilton

    Dr. Alexander Hamilton

    Acum 8 Zile

    he won't win and he won't win because of his weight. American Idol is NOT about talent. American Idol is strictly a popularity contest. It's the reason why Jennifer Hudson came in 7th place in 2004 despite clearly being at as good as the winner that year Fantasia Barrino. Let this be a lesson to you in this world. The world rarely promotes people on talent, competence and merit alone. On what effin planet is Jennifer Hudson the 7th best singer? Hell, on what planet is Jasmin Trias a better singer than Jennifer Hudson? It is maddening to see mediocrity routinely get ahead in this country. We are no longer a meritocracy in this country, but a likatocracy with more people getting ahead on likability than merit. This man is clearly the best singer already in this competition, but mark my words, his weight will be held against him and he will NOT win.
    ***Oh, FYI, This is why "The Voice" was created, to make a show purely about talent & NOT looks and likability.

  • Frankies honda

    Frankies honda

    Acum 8 Zile

    Idk why I love his version so damn much ... I felt so at peace when I heard it

  • Reemz Douglas

    Reemz Douglas

    Acum 8 Zile

    I love this version better ❤️ @Willie Spence

  • Michael Covey

    Michael Covey

    Acum 9 Zile

    I'm voting for him :)

  • Rez


    Acum 9 Zile

    Every now and then someone strolls into the audition that can sing better than the whole panel lol

  • Felix Davies

    Felix Davies

    Acum 9 Zile

    it's about time he blows up he's been doing this since highschool

  • Shelley Willson

    Shelley Willson

    Acum 9 Zile

    I love you Willie! Your voice seriously sends chills through me. Thank you so much for sharing your gift. I'm a better person every time I hear you sing.

  • Brother Panda

    Brother Panda

    Acum 9 Zile

    Damn, did we just all go to church for a minute there?

  • David Massey

    David Massey

    Acum 9 Zile

    My favorite

  • Blake Edmondson

    Blake Edmondson

    Acum 10 Zile

    The Lord blessed him so graciously with that voice. The greatest male singer I've ever heard and the winner of American Idol in the biggest landslide in the history of the show. Grace Kinstler is incredible and would win it any other year this dude wasn't there. And then there's Murphy who the clueless judges couldn't figure out is a star

  • Bear4hair


    Acum 10 Zile

    Luke Bryan said yes Immediately before the vote

  • Bear4hair


    Acum 10 Zile

    His version kicked ass!!

  • Faiz Othman

    Faiz Othman

    Acum 10 Zile

    He and his family deserve everything good that life has to offer. Voice sent from above

  • patch p

    patch p

    Acum 11 Zile

    Willie , is one of best singers I've seem in a long time his voice is a gift, just a raw talent that's headed for stardom Wow!!!

  • Jamie Nelson

    Jamie Nelson

    Acum 11 Zile

    That note at 1:40 gave me chillbumps.

  • Neomi Ferniza

    Neomi Ferniza

    Acum 11 Zile

    I swear I could listen to this over and over again!!

  • Van


    Acum 11 Zile

    The diamond man. So cool. I've ever wanted him to go audition. 🥺



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  • Tanya Cullen-Nakaahiki

    Tanya Cullen-Nakaahiki

    Acum 11 Zile