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

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.


  1. Courtney Sierra

    Courtney Sierra

    3 дня назад

    Yeah ... no

  2. Nushreen Torabally

    Nushreen Torabally

    3 дня назад


  3. tattoo bby1

    tattoo bby1

    5 дней назад

    OMG I love him!♡

  4. Janzen


    5 дней назад

    Guy reminds me of sal from impractical jokers

  5. Trace Dial

    Trace Dial

    6 дней назад

    Love, Love, Love everything.

  6. jessica gondwe

    jessica gondwe

    6 дней назад

    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.

  7. Levi Pinkhasov

    Levi Pinkhasov

    6 дней назад

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

  8. Gigi V.

    Gigi V.

    6 дней назад

    I love how Billie is playing in the background

  9. Claudia Ayala Muniz

    Claudia Ayala Muniz

    6 дней назад

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

  10. AndresMusicProducer


    7 дней назад

    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

  11. Roxanne Harris

    Roxanne Harris

    9 дней назад

    Great job.

  12. Roxanne Harris

    Roxanne Harris

    9 дней назад

    He looks so different.

  13. Lillian


    10 дней назад

    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.

  14. Kirsten Cheyenne

    Kirsten Cheyenne

    10 дней назад

    He reminds me of sal off of impractical jokers

  15. Roxy Rivera

    Roxy Rivera

    11 дней назад

    Omg he gives me Sam Smith vibes💯👏😍!

  16. Roxy Rivera

    Roxy Rivera

    11 дней назад

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

  17. Joy Linder

    Joy Linder

    12 дней назад

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

    • Joy Linder

      Joy Linder

      5 дней назад

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

    • Will Wilson

      Will Wilson

      9 дней назад

      You can take your judgements to hell with you.

  18. Ktwin Lee

    Ktwin Lee

    13 дней назад

    he could like...get it

  19. Kiran Sinha

    Kiran Sinha

    13 дней назад

    Name of background music?

  20. Lilly CR

    Lilly CR

    13 дней назад

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

  21. Fatma Hures

    Fatma Hures

    14 дней назад

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

  22. Deann Smith

    Deann Smith

    14 дней назад

    4:38 the pianists face, like me too.

  23. declan mannix

    declan mannix

    15 дней назад

    Piano player was bad

  24. dennis dennis

    dennis dennis

    16 дней назад

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

  25. elenikaty


    17 дней назад

    But do they know Katy's parents?

  26. Karl Aponte

    Karl Aponte

    17 дней назад

    He wasn't even that big"

  27. Kaelin Thrasher

    Kaelin Thrasher

    18 дней назад

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

  28. Nia Ariella

    Nia Ariella

    19 дней назад

    His talking voice reminds me of James Charles kinda

  29. Oliver Montoya

    Oliver Montoya

    19 дней назад

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

  30. Maryjane chicas

    Maryjane chicas

    20 дней назад


  31. Mr. Woods

    Mr. Woods

    21 день назад

    Hell Naw. Not good at all

  32. Mary Johnson

    Mary Johnson

    21 день назад

    This guy has a nice voice

  33. Piinkstar17


    22 дня назад

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

    • Jacob McDowell

      Jacob McDowell

      20 дней назад

      Nah. But he is good.

  34. It's Chris

    It's Chris

    23 дня назад

    His smiles made me uggggh sweet 😉 at 5:02

  35. Aditya cnady_for_life

    Aditya cnady_for_life

    23 дня назад

    Billie Eilish fans hit that like button..

    • Tammy Stephens

      Tammy Stephens

      23 дня назад

      Aditya cnady_for_life absolutely:)

  36. tians cavatton

    tians cavatton

    24 дня назад


  37. lyss vicario

    lyss vicario

    24 дня назад

    Bless his soul💗🤧😭

  38. Vivian Felix

    Vivian Felix

    24 дня назад

    Fug fug fug that voice

  39. Tungphong Vu

    Tungphong Vu

    24 дня назад

    He looks so handsome when he was fat

  40. Ruben Gonzalez

    Ruben Gonzalez

    25 дней назад


  41. Bac dream/حلم البكالوريا

    Bac dream/حلم البكالوريا

    25 дней назад

    Is he gay??

  42. showjumpinggirl100


    25 дней назад

    He sounds exactly like Sam Smith!

  43. Emmanuel Johnn

    Emmanuel Johnn

    25 дней назад

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

  44. YouDontKnowMe Zero Fucks

    YouDontKnowMe Zero Fucks

    26 дней назад


  45. rkjer


    26 дней назад

    The piano player was like damn bro! I think they were a little hard on him. Sounded perfect

  46. Valerie Johnson

    Valerie Johnson

    26 дней назад

    America's next Idol!

  47. XJLCA


    26 дней назад

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

  48. The Home Plate Special

    The Home Plate Special

    26 дней назад

    good looking either way

  49. TV movieclips

    TV movieclips

    26 дней назад

    Batch Billie just slapped me

  50. elijerrr


    26 дней назад

    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!

  51. Nuumis


    26 дней назад

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



    26 дней назад

    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

  53. Lyn G

    Lyn G

    26 дней назад

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

  54. charmnGUY


    27 дней назад

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



    27 дней назад


  56. Give me back my wig Monsta X

    Give me back my wig Monsta X

    27 дней назад

    God bless him♡♡♡

  57. The Void

    The Void

    27 дней назад


  58. The Void

    The Void

    27 дней назад


  59. Sasusaku4Eva!


    27 дней назад

    It was good don't get me wrong, but a bit too over the top. 😐 He's hot as hell though. 😍

  60. im the best

    im the best

    27 дней назад

    0:11 Ryan : "I like his name... I like his name... hi!" And the whole family turns around like wtf lol

  61. gucci boi

    gucci boi

    27 дней назад

    That’s my teachers brother.

  62. Ela


    27 дней назад

    Proud to say this man was my youth pastor 👏

  63. Rosemarie Ramitt

    Rosemarie Ramitt

    27 дней назад

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

  64. thevinhimself


    27 дней назад

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

  65. Marena Cyntia Refani

    Marena Cyntia Refani

    28 дней назад

    Im crying😭

  66. margie adams

    margie adams

    28 дней назад

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

  67. Igor Henrique Braga Costa

    Igor Henrique Braga Costa

    28 дней назад

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

  68. MANA


    28 дней назад

    3:56 was that a piano mistake?

  69. TBS_WildLife 5

    TBS_WildLife 5

    28 дней назад

    Curios if he isn’t straight?

  70. keithdziak


    28 дней назад

    Does his church accept that hes gay??

    • D S

      D S

      26 дней назад

      keithdziak 🤫

  71. RadektheRadical


    28 дней назад

    How did they make a spiritual connection?

  72. 네버랜드


    28 дней назад


  73. Brandy Weaver

    Brandy Weaver

    28 дней назад

    He is sooo cute😍

  74. Eisra A.

    Eisra A.

    29 дней назад

    Um next.

  75. Eisra A.

    Eisra A.

    29 дней назад

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

  76. snaz76


    29 дней назад

    Didn´t feel that at all...

  77. Kane Molloy

    Kane Molloy

    29 дней назад

    Amazing voice. Amazing looking amazing transformation X

  78. Anabel Gonzalez

    Anabel Gonzalez

    29 дней назад

    Ok but do his parents know Katy’s parents?

  79. Rebecah Clifton

    Rebecah Clifton

    29 дней назад

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

  80. Glamorrous


    29 дней назад

    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.

  81. Rebecca Billings

    Rebecca Billings

    29 дней назад

    Omg hand this guy a record label rn

  82. J Hayes

    J Hayes

    29 дней назад

    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.

  83. David A Sholes Jr

    David A Sholes Jr

    29 дней назад

    Definitely good voice and good range just a little too powerful, and like they said choppy. Look forward to hearing the smooth out version

  84. Breazie


    29 дней назад


  85. SixFour FLCA

    SixFour FLCA

    29 дней назад

    Bro fuck sob stories

  86. TheGamingBlock2.0


    29 дней назад

    Why does he kinda sound like sal from impractical Jokers

    • Anya B.

      Anya B.

      25 дней назад

      TheGamingBlock2.0 just thought the same 🤓

  87. Jerry Berry

    Jerry Berry

    29 дней назад


  88. Margherita Barillá

    Margherita Barillá

    Месяц назад

    Holy fuck he is just... WOOWWW

  89. Zoya Zafar

    Zoya Zafar

    Месяц назад

    Song starts at 3:27

  90. ColeBe94


    Месяц назад

    He’s beautiful !

  91. Drew V

    Drew V

    Месяц назад

    Could probably sing a little Michael Bolton

  92. jnmklo9


    Месяц назад

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

  93. Aaron


    Месяц назад

    In this song choice, less is more

  94. Mindy


    Месяц назад

    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.

  95. Deb Z

    Deb Z

    Месяц назад

    Gospel singers sometimes tend to throw in too many runs.

  96. Riley B

    Riley B

    Месяц назад

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

  97. Monique Pimentel

    Monique Pimentel

    Месяц назад

    Alright! Let's go Modesto! Good job 🙏

  98. Արինե


    Месяц назад

    I like him buttt I feel like this was too much. I can’t wait to see him improve later on

  99. Cyril Balch

    Cyril Balch

    Месяц назад

    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


      29 дней назад

      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.

  100. Tinky


    Месяц назад

    The fake crying 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

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