Alejandro Aranda Sings "Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word" by Elton John - American Idol 2019

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  • Published: 13 May 2019
  • Alejandro Aranda sings "Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word" by Elton John in front of a live audience and judges Lionel Richie, Luke Bryan and Katy Perry on American Idol 2019.


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    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 • 638

  • Isabelle Lourenco
    Isabelle Lourenco  4 weeks back

    Amazing song and amazing singer.

    • Jayson Pascual
      Jayson Pascual  1 months back

      Damn this guy is full of humbleness on his genes.

      • Caleb Gallo
        Caleb Gallo  2 months back

        Angie Miller sang this song 10 times better than Alejandro. 😅😅😅😅Yes, he put his emotion and heart into it, but vocally he's not perfect. @1:12, I thought his voice was gonna break. Yes, he used falsetto but his voice cracked! That's what happens if you don't have power in your voice. 😅😅😅😅 He's not ready for stage performance yet. He needs to sing instead of whispering!

        • louis leuellyn
          louis leuellyn  2 months back

          BEST ARTIST OF THE SEASON HANDS DOWN. I know this is a Production. But, just once I'd like to see the BEST ARTIST WIN!!!
          Alejandro Aranda is the epitome of an American Idol.

          • Yalda Moghaddam
            Yalda Moghaddam  2 months back

            Why so many cuts? 😑😑😑😑

            • Alisa Cooper
              Alisa Cooper  2 months back

              Wow

              • Micheal-John Rabie
                Micheal-John Rabie  2 months back

                Love this guy...

                • Ayman Amy
                  Ayman Amy  3 months back

                  Amazing

                  • Trung Vu
                    Trung Vu  3 months back

                    best version

                    • Dean Bach
                      Dean Bach  3 months back

                      This is a sabotage officially

                      • Felicia .Breslin
                        Felicia .Breslin  3 months back

                        Dean Bach I actually think it was set up by all parties for a win win situation

                    • Ruth Torres
                      Ruth Torres  3 months back

                      This performance was heart burning 🥵🔥💯

                      • Mango Mac
                        Mango Mac  3 months back

                        You know what Elton John would say “He is cheating,too low note for my song”. That is why Elton John did not endorse him.

                        • pedalchopper1
                          pedalchopper1  3 months back

                          happiest 2nd place winner in idol history - shew....

                          • DEVINECLUB
                            DEVINECLUB  3 months back

                            One of the most beautiful things I've ever heard...Happens to be one of the saddest song I've ever heard...😞

                            • glove you
                              glove you  3 months back

                              This is one of his best emo performances but idol couldn’t upload a clean video. So sad.

                              • Edna Resurreccion
                                Edna Resurreccion  3 months back

                                This performance of Alejandro is what I liked most,it is so moving & so connected.You can feel his pain..Wow!!just amazing!!!

                                • cutebutinsane clarke
                                  cutebutinsane clarke  3 months back

                                  To hear this song without the skips and jumps go listen to it on talent recap, AI just lost views on their most popular artist because of this mistake

                                  • dhilt hilt
                                    dhilt hilt  3 months back

                                    What not even close to 1 mio viewer ...plsssss netizennn

                                    • louis angello
                                      louis angello  3 months back

                                      I love how they skipped the best part that's how you know this fucking show is rigged

                                      • Jesus Dominguez
                                        Jesus Dominguez  3 months back

                                        Talents recap version of this video is better

                                        • Jose Saenz III
                                          Jose Saenz III  3 months back

                                          The next ritchie valens

                                          • Coach Garcia
                                            Coach Garcia  4 months back

                                            "It's sad...so sad..." that this lousy recording is posted by American Idol! This fantastic artist deserves an excellent, HD, recording posted. Come on Idol...you can do it :-)

                                            • Rita Wanjiku
                                              Rita Wanjiku  4 months back

                                              1:42 and 1:59 katy perry feels like crying

                                              • FinalLight YT
                                                FinalLight YT  4 months back

                                                fucking shit edit fire this idiot

                                                • Runealdo
                                                  Runealdo  4 months back

                                                  Editing is horrible on this :O

                                                  • Jesus Dominguez
                                                    Jesus Dominguez  4 months back

                                                    American idol sucks.!

                                                    • zeddy489
                                                      zeddy489  4 months back

                                                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0JtYX1RUHQ

                                                      • Turtle T
                                                        Turtle T  4 months back

                                                        this needs more views! his voice strikes heart deep in this solo, my goodness!! you go alejandro!!!

                                                        • Eliana C
                                                          Eliana C  4 months back

                                                          Absolute perfection EXCEPT that they CUT it. Like WTF? Why?

                                                          • Alan Weng
                                                            Alan Weng  4 months back

                                                            Professional keyboard artist/producer Cori Jacobs gives him high praise as he breaks down the chord arrangements by Alejandro. Search this on YouTube to check it out "cori jacobs on alejandro aranda"

                                                            • Lady Gaga
                                                              Lady Gaga  4 months back

                                                              that voice 😍

                                                              • Andrea Sebastian
                                                                Andrea Sebastian  4 months back

                                                                I absolutely adore this

                                                                • Gino Asci
                                                                  Gino Asci  4 months back

                                                                  he’s not there to play, he’s there to win.
                                                                  that boy has not only heart, he was born a superstar. just discovered a little later.
                                                                  better than elton john’s original.
                                                                  he put his whole soul into that song.

                                                                  • Aditya Ika Panglara Putri

                                                                    ❤❤❤

                                                                    • ELVIS1975T
                                                                      ELVIS1975T  4 months back

                                                                      I like the performance but I dislike the video

                                                                      • Sara M
                                                                        Sara M  4 months back

                                                                        ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

                                                                        • Sherlock Holmes
                                                                          Sherlock Holmes  4 months back

                                                                          Even Elton was like: Ok, his version is better than mine.

                                                                          • Su M
                                                                            Su M  4 months back

                                                                            If only AI delivered the complete song. Alejandro, you did such a beautiful job with this song. So heartfelt. Elton would have to agree! Congratulations. Just loved it.

                                                                            • paul pereda
                                                                              paul pereda  4 months back

                                                                              Great performance, HORRIBLE EDITING.

                                                                              • Teprin S
                                                                                Teprin S  4 months back

                                                                                VOTING HAS CHANGED!!!
                                                                                Text 11 to 215-23
                                                                                You get 10 votes, text 11 ten times
                                                                                Get Your Votes In!
                                                                                This season, for the first time, the winner of American Idol will be determined in a vote DURING THE LIVE 3-HOUR SEASON FINALE! Be sure to get those votes in early because one of the Top 3 will be going home during the show, based on the results up to that point. Voting will stay open throughout the 3-hour nationwide simulcast and closes during the last commercial break.

                                                                                • Byron Easterling
                                                                                  Byron Easterling  4 months back

                                                                                  It's kinda unfair how AI makes his performances so theatrical it's unfair to the other contestants

                                                                                  • thecraigpaul paul
                                                                                    thecraigpaul paul  4 months back

                                                                                    He killed it as good as Elton John

                                                                                    • lif e
                                                                                      lif e  4 months back

                                                                                      Wow ... Without a doubt the winner of this season so good I keep playing it over n over love it . You were blessed with a voice so great gives me goosebumps💖

                                                                                      • Trane
                                                                                        Trane  4 months back

                                                                                        This poor guy cannot sing for his life! I've heard better karaoke than this. For the first time this guy used his "real" voice (just a little) which BTW is quite ordinary. Then and as expected because of his poor, poor range gave us MORE of his dreaded falsetto, which for those of you that are not aware of, it kills MOST tools critical to singing, such as vibrato and dynamic control, to name the MOST important. But . . . it's up to you. I just hate to see the audience cheated by those three clowns, only cheerleaders NOT judges at all. But I guess they screwed AMERICA well and we ended up with the most disgraced, sub-par, and untalented "FINALISTS." Good luck throwing your vote away. I only hope that you remember the name of you Idol in a month's time! Trust me, these three tomorrow will reach by an infinite number the largest crowd of their life. When the show is over, they will have to REALLY work to get an audience in a small to mid-size auditorium. ALL the past contestants know it very well: it's all the way downhill from here. From this batch I think only Laci has a good shot to become a serious singer . . . but it is such a hard way up!

                                                                                        • yy ww
                                                                                          yy ww  4 months back

                                                                                          I am a musician and also teach music in college. I have to say Alejandro's voice is typical, I am so confused why they make him a big deal.

                                                                                          • Sabrina A
                                                                                            Sabrina A  4 months back

                                                                                            I honestly think Alejandro sang it better than Elton. His voice is so addicting. Pretty soon ill be on TLC "addicted to Alejandro's voice"

                                                                                            • Trane
                                                                                              Trane  4 months back

                                                                                              You must be drunk. You haven't heard Elton back in the seventies live! What do you know, really?

                                                                                          • yeongiwon1
                                                                                            yeongiwon1  4 months back

                                                                                            This guy knows the music!

                                                                                            • Joe Tof
                                                                                              Joe Tof  4 months back

                                                                                              This was a shitty version of this classic song. EVERY Idol contestant sucks! This is a putrid final 4.