Wade Cota Sings "Hard Luck Woman" by KISS - Hero Tributes - American Idol 2019

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  • Published: 13 May 2019
  • Wade Cota sings "Hard Luck Woman" by KISS in front of a live audience and judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie as his Hero Tributes performance on American Idol 2019.


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Comments • 89

  • Lorrie Collins
    Lorrie Collins  1 months back

    Love this song

    • Shasta Rose
      Shasta Rose  4 months back

      wade is awesome

      • Julie Victoria
        Julie Victoria  4 months back

        I love your voice! You are famous!

        • HDub Five
          HDub Five  4 months back

          Will be watching for what u do next ! ❤️❤️❤️

          • sean henderson
            sean henderson  4 months back

            Should've won.

            • 83prettyblack
              83prettyblack  4 months back

              O.k first time watching,love him he reminds me of Rod Stewart which I love him to.Could see him being the lead of a band.

              • Robert Brown
                Robert Brown  4 months back

                83prettyblack Rod Stewart is legend

            • Krissalaine Capulong
              Krissalaine Capulong  4 months back

              Can you record your own song pls? That voice! And pls collab with laci. You smokey king and queen!

              • Robert Brown
                Robert Brown  4 months back

                Wade really brought it. That’s one of my favorite KISS songs. Cota, coming to record stores near you!!!

                • Net Detective
                  Net Detective  4 months back

                  2 best ones cut. Sad

                  • jillipepper5353
                    jillipepper5353  4 months back

                    Not going to watch the rest of show, wanted you to win, the only other one remotely fav is Alejandro and if he doesn’t win I’m be pissed.

                    • Carol Boast
                      Carol Boast  4 months back

                      Wade was the best perhaps not many people that vote know anything about music

                  • sevenzer0 four
                    sevenzer0 four  4 months back

                    Why am I just now realizing he actually sounds like Eric Singer

                    • Skunk boy
                      Skunk boy  4 months back

                      Great song but a shitty voice!

                      • Justin Stouder
                        Justin Stouder  4 months back

                        Nice guy, but he knows he should have went home several rounds ago. Like Hollywood week.

                        • Justin Stouder
                          Justin Stouder  4 months back

                          @Cholla Ranch You're a loser with no life. Go find a friend, a partner, a hobby...anything. You have no life so you spend your time surfing the net correcting grammar. What a sad existence....

                        • Cholla Ranch
                          Cholla Ranch  4 months back

                          ROFL!!!  Kindness extended to one such as you reveal yourself to be has, of course, turned out to be a wasted effort . . . yet you've nonetheless provided amusement.  Thank you!

                        • Justin Stouder
                          Justin Stouder  4 months back

                          @Cholla Ranch You're clearly a miserable loser with no life. The amount of effort you just put into correcting my grammar or choice of words is the amount of effort you should put into actually getting a life. I leave it the way it is. I'll leave this the way it is to so that you actually have something to do today. We both know you're alone with nothing else to do. Loser!

                        • Cholla Ranch
                          Cholla Ranch  4 months back

                          "Should have went"?!?  The correct past participle is gone, not "went."  (You can click the stacked trio of dots to the right of your comment to make needed  corrections.)  LOL

                      • WindBlade97
                        WindBlade97  4 months back

                        I was so bummed he didn't keep going. All these people saying how bad he is need to shut the fuck up, y'all want everyone to sound the same vocally. He's more unique than anyone who's been on Idol in the past several years.

                        • CherryA19 Johnson
                          CherryA19 Johnson  4 months back

                          Wade you have a great future ahead of you!!!!!!

                          • Faye Neeland
                            Faye Neeland  4 months back

                            Do your thing, Wade. You killed this song. One of my favorites!

                            • Erwin Bianca
                              Erwin Bianca  4 months back

                              Great performance, i would love to see this song as a single!

                              • Jo Anne Kizziah
                                Jo Anne Kizziah  4 months back

                                Best song of the night!

                                • crazypunk 00
                                  crazypunk 00  4 months back

                                  Keep Doin' Your Thing Pal. I will always be a fan ❤ love from Ph

                                  • Lisa Cassella
                                    Lisa Cassella  4 months back

                                    Wade ... this is only the beginning of a magnificent career for you! This is your starting point & you are a star! Don't give up ... we are patiently waiting for your music. Keep going & you will be back on next year's Idol performing & letting everyone know all of the blessings that came your way!

                                    • Kelly Poole
                                      Kelly Poole  4 months back

                                      Still love you Wade. Can't wait to see you grow!

                                      • Jo Berg
                                        Jo Berg  4 months back

                                        It's a shame Idol is so concerned with plugging old songs which are unrecognizable to many of the viewers. He should of stuck with songs from Hozier & Kodaline. The audience would have lost it if he covered Mumford & Sons.

                                        • Jo C
                                          Jo C  4 months back

                                          Best and most distinctive in the competition. Ready to buy his music...you re better than anyone in the finale... Can’t wait to see your bright future. You’re an idol in our eyes!

                                          • candaceenicole
                                            candaceenicole  4 months back

                                            Should have been eliminated awhile ago. He needs a lot of work. Should of not made it to top 5.

                                            • Guitardude 360
                                              Guitardude 360  4 months back

                                              Gonna miss you buddy! So proud of you brother. May God continue to bless you on your journey.

                                              • O T
                                                O T  4 months back

                                                Been a fan since the beginning! Don't ever give up! ❤

                                                • jillian balcazar
                                                  jillian balcazar  4 months back

                                                  Well To be completely honest with all of you guys When Wade sang ''Hard Luck Woman'' By Kiss Tonight on American Idol Wow, Once again I thought He did such A great & Amazing Job. Because Once Again I felt like I was watching A soul concert Instead of A singing competition, It was So good & Very Entertainment & I'm A little disappointed That He didn't make It through to Next weeks finales. Because, I think He deserve to be there, I'm going to miss Him. Because, I really liked His raspy voice though!!!

                                                  • Mega Megan
                                                    Mega Megan  4 months back

                                                    Bye bye 👋

                                                    • Daniel McPhail
                                                      Daniel McPhail  4 months back

                                                      You make a great sleeping pill...

                                                      • midnighfairy
                                                        midnighfairy  4 months back

                                                        Wade I love to listen to you on the radio major happen

                                                        • Nickie Firebaugh
                                                          Nickie Firebaugh  4 months back

                                                          Ok but to me and I know lots of people also You my friend you are the ONE AND ONLY AMERICAN IDOL!!! don’t be discouraged by all means you are going to fly hi . Good for you 🤘🏻👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

                                                          • Abby Listerman
                                                            Abby Listerman  4 months back

                                                            Yikes

                                                            • Jenny Kessler
                                                              Jenny Kessler  4 months back

                                                              💖💕❤️💞

                                                              • Tonya Vallejo
                                                                Tonya Vallejo  4 months back

                                                                It’s a shame he left before we could hear him do a Bob Seger song. I think he would have rocked Night Moves.

                                                                • Jo C
                                                                  Jo C  4 months back

                                                                  Bobby bones could have given him a better song...

                                                                • magicbloo
                                                                  magicbloo  4 months back

                                                                  that absolutely would have been an amazing song for him.

                                                              • say kolo
                                                                say kolo  4 months back

                                                                He should go to top3

                                                                • Sasusaku4Eva!
                                                                  Sasusaku4Eva!  4 months back

                                                                  Dude,.. for the love of Pete clear your throat already! *offers Wade cough drops*

                                                                  • Sasusaku4Eva!
                                                                    Sasusaku4Eva!  4 months back

                                                                    @Jo C I'm not a troll I'm just being honest.

                                                                  • Jo C
                                                                    Jo C  4 months back

                                                                    Trolls who have nothing good to say need to go...

                                                                • Jerome Jackson
                                                                  Jerome Jackson  4 months back

                                                                  Thank god he’s gone!!

                                                                  • Jo C
                                                                    Jo C  4 months back

                                                                    Negative comments from negative ppl. I thought he was fantastic!

                                                                • Joe Axe
                                                                  Joe Axe  4 months back

                                                                  Good KISS cover \m/

                                                                  • Phylis Ledesma
                                                                    Phylis Ledesma  4 months back

                                                                    WADE should be there, NOT alejandro.

                                                                    • Isaiah George Gallardo
                                                                      Isaiah George Gallardo  4 months back

                                                                      Phylis Ledesma every artists songs at the beginning of their career all sound the same... show me one song that wade actually has tone in and not complete rasp? Alejandros songs have tone and are alot more pleasant to the ears than wades. My opinion yes but alot more people agree with me than you... the vote shows it.

                                                                    • Isaiah George Gallardo
                                                                      Isaiah George Gallardo  4 months back

                                                                      Phylis Ledesma top three shouldve been ale, walker, and jeremiah

                                                                    • Isaiah George Gallardo
                                                                      Isaiah George Gallardo  4 months back

                                                                      Phylis Ledesma write me back when alejandro takes the win... wade was barely able to stay on key the whole song. His voice is all rasp and barely any tone. The numbers dont lie. Alejandro has more followers on social media across the board than anyone else. Thats his market. His music on spotify already has thousands and thousands of streams... and he isnt marketable?

                                                                    • Phylis Ledesma
                                                                      Phylis Ledesma  4 months back

                                                                      @Isaiah George Gallardo no but you must be. I have worked with singers all over the world and I can tell you Al is not marketable because every song sounds exactly the same.

                                                                    • Ryleigh Ferl
                                                                      Ryleigh Ferl  4 months back

                                                                      I agree, Wade should be there. He and Laci definitely got the worse end of the deal because everyone was hating on them for Jeremiah leaving when it wasn't even their fault...

                                                                  • Shonta Taylor
                                                                    Shonta Taylor  4 months back

                                                                    Bye bye!!! Finally!!!

                                                                    • Mizuka Young
                                                                      Mizuka Young  4 months back

                                                                      Oh ouch his worst performance to date. Why would you sing this song? He'll be fine though but it was his time to go. Judges gave him the kiss off speech.

                                                                      • Laureen McMullan
                                                                        Laureen McMullan  4 months back

                                                                        I am a fan!

                                                                        • MARTHA ELENA RANGEL DE LA CRUZ

                                                                          I'm your fan!

                                                                          • Cholla Ranch
                                                                            Cholla Ranch  4 months back

                                                                            I'm buying whatever WADE COTA sells --- EP, CD, iTunes, Spotify, Merch . . . this is a VOICE I need in my life. Thank you, bro', you've a Forever Fan, right here!

                                                                            • mamma Bear
                                                                              mamma Bear  4 months back

                                                                              Me too...He's good!

                                                                            • Marjorie Coker
                                                                              Marjorie Coker  4 months back

                                                                              Same here! Love his voice!

                                                                            • Buureen R
                                                                              Buureen R  4 months back

                                                                              Wade cota is so good singer, and nice person bro we’ll support him.

                                                                            • Jo C
                                                                              Jo C  4 months back

                                                                              Someone needs to sign this guy now... I’ll buy too. I listen to many of his songs now over and over on YouTube...

                                                                            • Veronica Petracchi
                                                                              Veronica Petracchi  4 months back

                                                                              Yes I agree too!

                                                                          • Jennifer W
                                                                            Jennifer W  4 months back

                                                                            Wish he had stuck with his authentic voice rather than destroyibg his vocal cords. Shame on idol for letting it happen. Their "professional" vocal coaches def would know this. I've had a student like this... Such a shame. He sounded good initially.

                                                                            • Nam
                                                                              Nam  4 months back

                                                                              Right! I can feel the strainage to achieve that sound

                                                                          • Lisa Rushing
                                                                            Lisa Rushing  4 months back

                                                                            I'm so sad!! #WHYNOTWADE !! Please keep up your music, push forward, you had this amazing platform! Use it! Ms,e the best of it, while you had it, and now moving forward!! And got alllll the way to top 5!! Proud of you! No one will everrrr sound like you Wade! And that's a great thing.
                                                                            Also. Pssst YOU ARE ENOUGH! please remember that if nothing else!! You keep working on that confidence son, you're amazing! ❌❤️❌❤️ 🎤 🎧 🎸🎼

                                                                            • robertantonnyc
                                                                              robertantonnyc  4 months back

                                                                              Sorry to see him go, but he was starting to show the strain. Enjoyed his time on the stage and love his sound so much.

                                                                              • Andrew Lin
                                                                                Andrew Lin  4 months back

                                                                                There's a safe way to sing like that, pal

                                                                              • Jennifer W
                                                                                Jennifer W  4 months back

                                                                                Yea... He destroyed his vocal cords.

                                                                            • Emily Tolman
                                                                              Emily Tolman  4 months back

                                                                              He needed to go a very long time ago sorry

                                                                              • Emily Tolman
                                                                                Emily Tolman  4 months back

                                                                                Jason Shapiro Alejandro will his voice is too weird In this one

                                                                              • Jason Shapiro
                                                                                Jason Shapiro  4 months back

                                                                                He’ll sell more albums than anyone in this competition.... sorry.