Madison VanDenburg Sings "Breakaway" by Kelly Clarkson - American Idol 2019 Finale

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  • Published: 20 May 2019
  • Madison VanDenburg sings "Breakaway" by Kelly Clarkson in front of a live audience and judges Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan during the American Idol 2019 Grand Finale.

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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 • 174

  • Alexa Cooper
    Alexa Cooper  2 weeks back

    Did she sing "Swinging 'round the hundred floors, swinging 'round revolving doors" instead of "Buildings with a hundred floors," on the bridge? She seems flustered. Too bad, she has a good voice but she's probably too young and not ready for a competition like this. She'll grow into her own in a few years, with a bit more confidence and experience.

    • klaudia scofield
      klaudia scofield  2 weeks back

      Song written by Avril👑

      • Krista Grigsby
        Krista Grigsby  1 months back

        shes one of the only people ive ever seen thats been compared to somebody AMAZING and lives up to it

        • Sklane_
          Sklane_  3 months back

          Not a good song choice for her! If she was going to do a Kelly song she should of did Behind These Hazel Eyes or Invincible or something more upbeat and to suit her range!

          • For Liberty
            For Liberty  3 months back

            That was terrible. She should have sang something else.

            • Elena Land
              Elena Land  3 months back

              Man she can’t sing

              • sebastard429
                sebastard429  4 months back

                Kelly Clarkson would laugh if she heard that breakaway is a “hard” song

              • Clayvon Grimes
                Clayvon Grimes  4 months back

                THAT HIGH NOTE 1:34

                • jerome mendoza
                  jerome mendoza  4 months back

                  to be honest her best performance was her audition..

                  • fatima Abdelghaffar
                    fatima Abdelghaffar  4 months back

                    Ok that was noisy

                    • Carolyn Jordan
                      Carolyn Jordan  4 months back

                      Nope, not adding any more comments people are so rude on here and they don't stop to think how that makes other people feel.

                      • joy fazzio
                        joy fazzio  4 months back

                        Only queen kelly clarkson can sing this song , lots of contestants try hard but not even close to the original .Katy Perry your wrong you compair her to Kelly clarkson but singing this song had prove that she’s not even close to Kelly

                        • Sammy Beth
                          Sammy Beth  4 months back

                          She deserves only the best things to come for her! Especially after Alejandro didn’t get on the plane and everything, I lost all respect for him and he’s not gonna get anywhere with that attitude. Madison should have been second place. So I’m so happy that so many shows and people have given the publicity to Madison because she deserves it so much! She’s amazing!!! I hope her dreams come true with singing!

                          • Off Tha Block
                            Off Tha Block  4 months back

                            I just think songing Kelly Clarkson in am American Idol finale is like singing Whitney ANYWHERE. NAIL ON THE COFFIN. Only uf Kelly was a guest judge that night and gave the blessing. Otherwise it wasn't gonna work.

                            • shut up
                              shut up  4 months back

                              Off tune again...terrible!

                              • PurelyAfrican
                                PurelyAfrican  4 months back

                                As soon as she sang this I knew she'd be out! It was hella pitchy, and drew unfair comparisons to the original.
                                This song SEALED her fate!

                                • AquaFire Witch
                                  AquaFire Witch  4 months back

                                  I never watched this show, only highlights over the years. She doesn't have a very good voice. I really don't understand all of the attention on her but I guess it is a culture I don't understand.

                                  • Jay Bee
                                    Jay Bee  4 months back

                                    I wonder why she is on the top 3??? there are more contestants who is way better than her... she sings off key on most of her songs especially with the low notes. this is a singing contest and not high note contest.

                                    • jeff thoma
                                      jeff thoma  4 months back

                                      this is just not a good song for her

                                      • Nikki J
                                        Nikki J  4 months back

                                        Nerves got the best of this young talent! She is insanely gifted and with some more years of confidence building she will slay even harder!!

                                        • Ervin Parami
                                          Ervin Parami  4 months back

                                          OMG this is her worst performance..I'm sorry but this is not a good one.

                                          • Susan Kustich
                                            Susan Kustich  4 months back

                                            This performance did her in! but I'm so happy for Laine!

                                            • Neil Kyle Elviña
                                              Neil Kyle Elviña  4 months back

                                              I really not like here performance tonight

                                              • doyan makan
                                                doyan makan  4 months back

                                                VERY BAD! FINALLY ALL PEOPLES KNOW SHE IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH. LOLLLLL

                                                • leretour23
                                                  leretour23  4 months back

                                                  I was voting for her but she didn't do justice with that rendition. Hope she gets a long lasting singing career.

                                                  • Rocketeer654
                                                    Rocketeer654  4 months back

                                                    Love Madison, but sadly this was a poor song choice and off key at the beginning, seemed like she couldn’t hear. Super bummed she didn’t win, but can’t wait to buy her albums some day!!

                                                    • Danielle Lathan
                                                      Danielle Lathan  4 months back

                                                      Wow. I was excited when I read the title but I had to start it over twice just to make sure I was hearing it right. This was not good at all. What happened?

                                                      • Kayla-Jo N
                                                        Kayla-Jo N  4 months back

                                                        I love this song but it wasn’t sung well here

                                                        • Benjamin B
                                                          Benjamin B  4 months back

                                                          I love her voice

                                                          • Amy Anderson
                                                            Amy Anderson  4 months back

                                                            Screaming... it hurt me for her to hear this. I just hate it for her.

                                                            • Jerry Klein
                                                              Jerry Klein  4 months back

                                                              All Bull Shit! MADISON WAS AND IS BY FAR THE BEST!

                                                              • Joshua Morin
                                                                Joshua Morin  4 months back

                                                                Who does she think she is?! This girl can’t keep up with Kelly 😂😂

                                                              • DayVaughn Monroe
                                                                DayVaughn Monroe  4 months back

                                                                Am i the only Broadway fan here who think Madison would make a great Elphaba or Jenna? 🤷🏾‍♂️

                                                                • bella v
                                                                  bella v  4 months back

                                                                  Why do we need another Kelly Clarkson? So annoying when a singer tried so hard to be another singer..

                                                                  • haileyxin
                                                                    haileyxin  4 months back

                                                                    All three of them could have won. ❤️❤️❤️❤️

                                                                    • Georgie Alex
                                                                      Georgie Alex  4 months back

                                                                      just goes to show how naked and bare a singers voice is when someone sings this song :(. Madison will grow into an amazing singer though!!

                                                                      • GTacadena
                                                                        GTacadena  4 months back

                                                                        You are telling me this is a finale performance? What happened to American Idol? :(

                                                                        • GTacadena
                                                                          GTacadena  4 months back

                                                                          @Bridget Price No. What I mean is this perfromance is not finale-worthy. :(

                                                                        • Bridget Price
                                                                          Bridget Price  4 months back

                                                                          GTacadena it’s done for this year American idol will be back next year in 2020

                                                                      • CHRISTI XX
                                                                        CHRISTI XX  4 months back

                                                                        I don’t like how they always compared her to Kelly. It’s good to give inspiration but let Madison grow into her own.

                                                                        • Ridwanshah Mohd Salleh
                                                                          Ridwanshah Mohd Salleh  4 months back

                                                                          Wrong song

                                                                          • josie wood
                                                                            josie wood  4 months back

                                                                            daniel seavey flashbacks

                                                                            • Madison Johnson
                                                                              Madison Johnson  4 months back

                                                                              American Idol contestants use to get thrown under the bus for playing it safe?? That's what everyone but Madison and jeremiah did this season. Even if it wasn't perfect best vocals of the night still. So sad. I won't watch next season. Love the voice though.

                                                                              • WindRaven Speaks
                                                                                WindRaven Speaks  4 months back

                                                                                She will do well in the recording world, she will get a contract. Doesn't need to win, she already is a winner.

                                                                                • Stephany Oneill
                                                                                  Stephany Oneill  4 months back

                                                                                  Wait where’s Ragu ?!?

                                                                                • Kathy McKienzie
                                                                                  Kathy McKienzie  4 months back

                                                                                  This is the moment she lost. Out of tune and lacking connection...but just mostly really badly out of tune. She was pitchy all night. I believe nerves got the best of her.

                                                                                  • rex demeo
                                                                                    rex demeo  4 months back

                                                                                    She should've won!

                                                                                    • KC World
                                                                                      KC World  4 months back

                                                                                      Also, please don’t compare future contestants to Kelly - Natural Woman Triple Octave Jump - Clarkson... it’s just embarrassing for ya’ll! My good sis was SANGING Aretha, Mariah, Celine every week🔥

                                                                                      • KC World
                                                                                        KC World  4 months back

                                                                                        I think the constant comparison to Kelly has held her back from finding her own musical identity. She’s 17 and should have been allowed to find her own sound. Kelly has a big, powerful, soulful voice - hence why she says Breakaway is boring to her as she finds it “easy” to sing. AI should have embraced Maddie for herself, not Kelly Clarkson 2.0 as there will never be another.

                                                                                        • macaronnieyatco
                                                                                          macaronnieyatco  4 months back

                                                                                          eewww