Story of the Season - American Idol 2019 on ABC

  • Published: 23 May 2019
  • The laughs, the tears, the dreams... A look back at the amazing journey you took with us this year. This one's for you, America!

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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 2019

    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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Comments • 205

  • David Hill
    David Hill  1 months back

    There should be no more season 10 style voting patterns or Phillip Phillips type winners.

    • David Hill
      David Hill  1 months back

      I hope next season’s winner is not more of the same as many of the previous winners. Laine Hardy is more of the same as too many of the previous winners.

      • J-Face
        J-Face  2 months back

        keep these judges forever please

        • John Bran
          John Bran  2 months back

          American idol. Making America stupid

          • Pyrone C.
            Pyrone C.  2 months back

            90% of the comments are for Alejandro ❤🥰. # CertifiedHomie here

            • Yuri Lozano
              Yuri Lozano  2 months back

              These are the best Judges of all times! (They should be at AGT as well lol)

              • Music in LA
                Music in LA  3 months back

                Laine Hardy is the one in 2019!
                Laine and Jeremiah. Alejandro's voice is boring. Never liked his voice. I've never finished watching his performance on stage.

                • Carla Langenstein
                  Carla Langenstein  2 weeks back

                  Music in LA ,And yet Alejandro is the only one selling out Tours and being requested to perform at all the Major Music Festivals as well as going Worldwide premiering in England in December, Cancun, Mexico with Dave Matthews Band in February!! As he get ready to perform at Life Is Beautiful in Las Vegas in the same playbill as Post Malone, Billboard just wrote their 5 th article featuring Alejandro Aranda aka Scarypoolparty and his amazing rise to success and how he changed American Idol!!! As Lionel said “once in a lifetime “ musical genius that’s a PHENOMENON!!!!! Check out Billboard!!! What’s your boy doing!!!

              • John Doran
                John Doran  3 months back

                Kane Brown is a rapper.
                Even Laine sings better than him. Kane Brown is not a country singer.

                • Annisa Hasan
                  Annisa Hasan  3 months back

                  In 0:09 mark, someone said nobody without a broken heart can write a song. I've had my heart broken twice and still can't write a song. People are just not meant to be writers.

                  • SBR Online
                    SBR Online  3 months back

                    Story of the season

                    • Kris Ed
                      Kris Ed  3 months back

                      Alejandro is an inspiration not just to his country but all over the world.. The next generation of music has been discovered!!...

                      Shout out from the Philippines!!
                      Im a Big fan!!!!!!!! LITERALLY.. 😆🤩🤩🤭

                      • caluchis
                        caluchis  3 months back

                        Alejandro Aranda ! THE BEST SINGER EVER ❤️

                        • derron234
                          derron234  3 months back

                          They’re just jealous cause Alejandro is better than Laine

                          • Piece0fShit
                            Piece0fShit  3 months back

                            this years group has some of the most interesting and beautifully diverse musicians in a looooooooong time. Another staple in music history Irreplaceable.

                            • Assassin Dancer
                              Assassin Dancer  3 months back

                              Alejandro carried this season and I'm only spending money on him. Who was the winner again?

                              • Lovely
                                Lovely  3 months back

                                lol, idk anyones name but his either.

                            • MISSY VII
                              MISSY VII  3 months back

                              Alejandro idol

                              • Mary Kennedy
                                Mary Kennedy  4 months back

                                Lauren Alaina a low life troll! She can't sing!

                                • Dville Soccer
                                  Dville Soccer  4 months back

                                  Alejandro wasn't my favorite this season, but between him and Laine, he was most talented and I am here to give him the proper respect. It's a shame he lost because we all know that since Laine has limited vocal range and isn't an entertainer, that he will not be a pop sensation that AI is hoping for. Best of luck Alejandro, I have no doubt you will be successful.

                                  • Nilar Khin
                                    Nilar Khin  4 months back

                                    This is the best group ever ...

                                    • Sanggar Lukis Pelangi/easy drawing

                                      It is so entertain..

                                      • David Hill
                                        David Hill  4 months back

                                        Laine Hardy is NOT the real winner of this season of American Idol. He’s more of the same as least two of the previous winners. The real winner is either Alejandro Aranda or Uché Ndubizu.

                                        • Orion Aurora
                                          Orion Aurora  4 months back

                                          Lauren Alaina can't sing. Even Laine and Alejandro sound better than her!
                                          She's a karaoke singer. Haley should've won!

                                          • khai trieu
                                            khai trieu  4 months back

                                            american idol is freaking old. i don't listen any song.

                                            • Melissa Church
                                              Melissa Church  4 months back

                                              Lauren Alaina cant' sing! that's why her karaoke tours are being cancelled. She can't sell herself, she has a lousy voice!
                                              Haley Reinhart should have won!

                                              • Louis Porcarelli
                                                Louis Porcarelli  4 months back

                                                Congrats Laine Hardy...u did this👍👍👍👏👏👏👏👏

                                                • Brian Kent
                                                  Brian Kent  4 months back

                                                  AI viewers have embarrassed themselves for choosing a winner as they did. This was no contest and AI will lose many viewers, some they just regained. Alejandro will do just fine, but AI will suffer immensely. just saying.

                                                  • william dixon
                                                    william dixon  4 months back

                                                    I think this was the Best American Idol ever! The talent was absolutely incredible. The judges are the best ever!

                                                    • jayla brown
                                                      jayla brown  4 months back

                                                      so proud of laine😢❤️

                                                    • Martin Espinoza
                                                      Martin Espinoza  4 months back

                                                      Another season where they steal the first price from a real winner this time for being a latino over a white boy that all he did was sing covers over a song writer and artist that on one of his own songs he wrote performed it with a full orquesta, and on season 9 they did the same thing to Adam Lambert for been gay and they gave it to a country boy also its hard to ignore all the racismum that still exist in this country, the so call land of the free so mother f........ Er sad to see this

                                                      • Dita Dayos
                                                        Dita Dayos  4 months back

                                                        Congrats laine hardy for winning amirican idol 2019...just keep going be humble pray God ask his guidance always so ur dream come true.i enjoy listening all ur songs...original and cover....

                                                        • Chad Goliath
                                                          Chad Goliath  4 months back

                                                          Alejandro was the best no doubt

                                                          • Juveriya Rockzz
                                                            Juveriya Rockzz  4 months back

                                                            Alejandro was my favourite

                                                            • Jamie Wormsley
                                                              Jamie Wormsley  4 months back

                                                              Laine is good but not even close to being in the league of Wade Cota even,the finals was a vote scam,just like the Presidents of the U.S.,,your votes really doesn't matter..

                                                              • Tammy King
                                                                Tammy King  4 months back

                                                                Love Laine Hardy!

                                                                • Carolyn Jordan
                                                                  Carolyn Jordan  4 months back

                                                                  No, not adding any more comments, ppls are so, rude on here.

                                                                  • Jose Alvarez
                                                                    Jose Alvarez  4 months back

                                                                    Alejandro made me watch American idol and I will never watch it again people that vote on idol don’t know music (voters )

                                                                    • Piece0fShit
                                                                      Piece0fShit  3 months back

                                                                      it's america. Look who they voted in as potus. What else did u expect lol

                                                                  • EP240240
                                                                    EP240240  4 months back

                                                                    Final: Lane Won!

                                                                  • XenosbioZ
                                                                    XenosbioZ  4 months back

                                                                    Great season of Alejandro’s Journey Final Chapter Prologue

                                                                    • Cassandra Powell
                                                                      Cassandra Powell  4 months back

                                                                      I just love that Laine was not going to even audition and he won the whole damn thing the world is crazy. Is voice is so nice to listen to. Such good talent this year. I hope they all have a big career.

                                                                      • Zenn Labs
                                                                        Zenn Labs  4 months back

                                                                        This year felt like an NFL combine/draft for talent. What a great season, keep it up ABC! (I haven't watched American idol since 2008 and watched every episode this year)

                                                                        • Anaí
                                                                          Anaí  4 months back

                                                                          Best season ever: the season Alejandro Aranda was discovered;
                                                                          Best audition in the history of American Idol: Alejandro Aranda;
                                                                          Most talented artist, singer, composer contestant in the history of American Idol: Alejandro Aranda;
                                                                          Contestant with more views in the history of American Idol Youtube Channel (during this season): Alejandro Aranda;
                                                                          Contestants with more social media followers: Alejandro Aranda..

                                                                          I am sure American Idol has a lot more statistics around this amazing artist... Alejandro Aranda, the best. Thank you AI. =)

                                                                          • Paul Newchurch
                                                                            Paul Newchurch  4 months back

                                                                            How about showing the phone votes live and lets see who really wins!

                                                                            • GremGel Montada
                                                                              GremGel Montada  4 months back

                                                                              the season where katy served katycats lewks

                                                                              • Riadh Smida
                                                                                Riadh Smida  4 months back

                                                                                It was one hell of a season 💜

                                                                                • Hey it's Charlie
                                                                                  Hey it's Charlie  4 months back

                                                                                  Alejandro gives the vibes!!!

                                                                                  • Lovely
                                                                                    Lovely  3 months back

                                                                                    only one worth watching imo

                                                                                • Proud Ilonggo
                                                                                  Proud Ilonggo  4 months back

                                                                                  Laine Hardy is now an instant celebrity here in the Phil. and topped Asia's Itune's chart for his single Flame! Must be his looks and charisma or likeness to kpop stars? But have no question about his talent as well as uniqueness of his easily recognizable voice. Any plan for an Asia tour?

                                                                                  • MelThaibLee
                                                                                    MelThaibLee  4 months back

                                                                                    so glad to have watched Laine Hardy perform ! the ultimate American Idol . love from the Philippines

                                                                                    • mohd badri
                                                                                      mohd badri  4 months back

                                                                                      Next season will be dead if no alejandro 2.0.. Im pretty sure.. Gdluck AI