Wade Cota Sings Shawn James "Through The Valley" - Showstoppers - American Idol 2019 on ABC

  • Published: 06 May 2019
  • Wade Cota sings "Through the Valley" by Shawn James in front of a live audience and judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie as a Showstopper performance on American Idol 2019.

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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 • 367

  • its yeshua not jesus so get over it

    He is terrible

    • TheLongstrangetrip
      TheLongstrangetrip  1 months back

      this fellow seems to have a really good voice but it does not fit this song to me.

      • Josh Dion
        Josh Dion  2 months back

        The Last of Us 2 anyone?

        • AM •
          AM •  2 months back

          The Last Of Us Part II.

          • Scarlet-_Ninja
            Scarlet-_Ninja  4 months back

            Very interesting, not for me, but still really good

            • HyperV 101
              HyperV 101  5 months back

              The Last of Us fans????

              No just me? Okay. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

              • King Dae
                King Dae  5 months back

                Shawn deserves more recognition, dudes has amazing imagery in his songs, And sounds amazing live, I discovered Shawn when they released the 1st trailer for The Last Of Us 2 when Ellie did a cover, it was so dope, I know all the words to all of Shawn’s songs now haha even his new album, Burn The Witch And Haunted are my favorite songs, but all of them are amazing!! I wish this guy did the full song...shame

                • HyperV 101
                  HyperV 101  4 months back


                • King Dae
                  King Dae  4 months back

                  HyperV 101 and soon....😫😫 I can wait no more haha

                • King Dae
                  King Dae  5 months back

                  HyperV 101 I’m tryna tell ya, 🤦🏾‍♂️🤦🏾‍♂️ people say it’s over hyped have obviously never played it haha TLOU2 will be spectacular 😭😭

                • HyperV 101
                  HyperV 101  5 months back

                  Dude, The last of us was fucking amazing.

              • Alcovitch
                Alcovitch  5 months back

                Meh, sorry but this was average at best. Pass.

                • faye thomas
                  faye thomas  5 months back

                  I got Wade Cota withdrawl's!

                  • Jesse Mcroberts
                    Jesse Mcroberts  5 months back

                    He did ok but i would out do him any day of any week of any month of any year

                    • Mckenna Laney
                      Mckenna Laney  6 months back

                      The last of us fans HIT THAT LIKE BUTTON!!!

                      • Voldamares
                        Voldamares  6 months back

                        Reminds me of Tom Watts. Great voice.

                        • Ross Barker
                          Ross Barker  6 months back

                          this is so fucking bad. you people are delusional

                          • mia .washere
                            mia .washere  6 months back

                            His voice is amazing but somehow this version feels just... wrong. I don't think this song should be sing like that. The emotions came out wrong, y'know.

                            • Robert Louria
                              Robert Louria  6 months back

                              Better than the original! Hope he puts it on I tunes or Amazon music!

                              • anglfire11
                                anglfire11  6 months back

                                Great job ,

                                • Lu Min
                                  Lu Min  6 months back

                                  Nice cover but he can't touch Shawn James ^^

                                  • lucky4liveHawaii
                                    lucky4liveHawaii  7 months back

                                    Just impersonating Tom Waits?

                                    • Dmitry Champ
                                      Dmitry Champ  7 months back

                                      It's facking

                                      • Mostafa real
                                        Mostafa real  7 months back

                                        The Last Of Us Part || ❤️❤️❤️😍

                                      • Julio Cesar Cabrera Castillo

                                        What are you doing kiddo.?

                                        • RandyDandyAndy
                                          RandyDandyAndy  7 months back

                                          Can hear Tom Waits in his voice every time

                                          • meerkatdreamer
                                            meerkatdreamer  7 months back

                                            His is the best version of this song

                                            • Rob Grant
                                              Rob Grant  7 months back

                                              Should be in the top 3. This was a defining song in the whole series. Bit like when Philip Phillips did 'Home'

                                              • Dont Ask
                                                Dont Ask  7 months back

                                                Listen to this while laying down and imagine something in your head

                                                • Naomi Jane
                                                  Naomi Jane  7 months back

                                                  If y'all aren't familiar with Shawn James, get with the program people!

                                                  • Paul Hutchinson
                                                    Paul Hutchinson  7 months back

                                                    This is my favorite. Record it so I can jam it on my Harley

                                                    • Valerie Thomson
                                                      Valerie Thomson  7 months back

                                                      The fact that they sent this remarkable singer home and kept the Madison girl who sounds like every other young girl trying to be a "singer" is a travesty. I will buy all his CD s and turn the radio off the first time I hear Madison!

                                                      • Ross Barker
                                                        Ross Barker  6 months back

                                                        He SHOULD be sent home after completely butchering this song like this. This sounded like somebody trying to take a shit after a 3 week run on dope. Fucking god awful

                                                    • Bill M
                                                      Bill M  7 months back

                                                      Would love to hear him sing "Put your lights on" the Santana version.

                                                      • Maria Marchese
                                                        Maria Marchese  7 months back


                                                        • Rosa Savage
                                                          Rosa Savage  7 months back

                                                          Wade is the one thar should be in the finals, not the cute boy Laine that, in my opinion, he is not a great singer. Wade is an unique amazing singer. Wade, please won't give up, you can be wherever you want to be as a singer. I can wait to see you sing again. You are GREAT!!🤗👍😊⚘👏👏👏

                                                          • kev cav
                                                            kev cav  7 months back

                                                            never saved an AI song till this - katy nice ass

                                                            • 2stand4him
                                                              2stand4him  7 months back

                                                              Good luck tonight Wade!

                                                              • Iresh Abrasado
                                                                Iresh Abrasado  7 months back

                                                                I love you wade❤️

                                                                • MegaSplosion
                                                                  MegaSplosion  7 months back

                                                                  my favorite of yours.

                                                                  • Kristen H
                                                                    Kristen H  7 months back

                                                                    I can imagine his voice on the soundtrack to any James Bond, Bourne, Taken, Batman, mummy, vampire, zombie, or horror movie. Or he could do the voiceover for any character like a big bear or other character that needs a deep, gravely voice. Very recognizable voice! More, please!

                                                                    • Thomas Llyod
                                                                      Thomas Llyod  7 months back

                                                                      This gave me goosebumps my pick to win it

                                                                      • Kristen H
                                                                        Kristen H  7 months back

                                                                        I LOVE LOVE LOVE this!! I want more like this from Wade! His cover is better than the original. I want to buy an album!! I could listen to Wade sing music like this all day!! So soulful, rich, melancholy, and danceable! (Savoy Style Lindy Hop) #WhyNotWade

                                                                        • Lakersdude7
                                                                          Lakersdude7  7 months back

                                                                          He sounds like he needs to get checked for strep throat

                                                                          • FPV Club
                                                                            FPV Club  7 months back

                                                                            Not a fan of his sound, but I liked this one.. Nice work!

                                                                            • Batman Why did you say that name

                                                                              This nigga wade cota fucking trash why do ppl think he’s good😂😂

                                                                              • xDeodorantofDoom
                                                                                xDeodorantofDoom  7 months back

                                                                                sounds like shit.. WTF do people see in him..

                                                                                • Yooboho
                                                                                  Yooboho  7 months back

                                                                                  I love this dude for real. His humility. His voice is just...A dark night alit with stars and smoky fog. Just love it.

                                                                                  • Greg Fuller
                                                                                    Greg Fuller  7 months back

                                                                                    The og version by Sj https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtCccjboHbA&list=PLag5nUPKuL27tj6vGJQXGUVwR2G-Zfhu0&index=2

                                                                                    • Tracie Wasley
                                                                                      Tracie Wasley  7 months back

                                                                                      I listened to this like 5 times today!

                                                                                      • Ryan Neuerer
                                                                                        Ryan Neuerer  7 months back

                                                                                        His voice reminds me so much of Peter Dreimanis from July Talk

                                                                                        • Poor Jimbo
                                                                                          Poor Jimbo  7 months back

                                                                                          Awesome job Wade! Love this! Consider doing “Things have changed” from the Wonder Boys soundtrack. I think you could kill it too! Love your voice & personality.

                                                                                          • MrNoah8888
                                                                                            MrNoah8888  7 months back

                                                                                            Ohhh god, Katie Perry is so sexy!