Grab Your Tissues! Ronda Felton Makes Lionel Richie Cry! - American Idol 2021

Ronda Felton has faced some challenging times throughout her life, but nothing has taken away from her kind, loving spirit. Ronda absolutely blows the judges away with her rendition of “One Night Only” by Jennifer Hudson, as Lionel is moved to tears by Ronda’s performance. Katy Perry tells Ronda: “You don't have to be strong. You just have to be Ronda and that will take you all the way." We’re beyond excited to see what Ronda has in store for Hollywood Week!
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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 2021
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 continues as host of the beloved series, while multimedia personality Bobby Bones serves as the in-house mentor.


  1. Wilma McDonald

    Wilma McDonald5 soat oldin

    Beautiful inside & out with an amazing amazing voice!!! Luv her

  2. Talent Group For Children

    Talent Group For Children8 soat oldin

    Happy moment😊🙌

  3. Carolyn Trahan

    Carolyn Trahan8 soat oldin

    Such a lovely voice & spirit

  4. daisy miller

    daisy miller18 soat oldin

    You are beautiful, Bless you and MOM

  5. daisy miller

    daisy miller18 soat oldin

    A good Mom!!!!

  6. Renea Childs

    Renea ChildsKun oldin


  7. DR Cortex

    DR Cortex2 kun oldin

    Rick Ross song tears of joy

  8. DR Cortex

    DR Cortex2 kun oldin

    Rick rock tears of joy

  9. Lisa Vance

    Lisa Vance2 kun oldin


  10. Tina White

    Tina White3 kun oldin

    Beautiful beautiful beautiful!!!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  11. Koetissa Searcy

    Koetissa Searcy3 kun oldin

    Sing to the glory of God Awesome

  12. Elwira Standili music

    Elwira Standili music3 kun oldin

    Wow!what a great vocal she have.I would like to collaborate with her!😀❤❤

  13. EmpressPaula-Mae Rehcra

    EmpressPaula-Mae Rehcra3 kun oldin

    I pray for abundance of blessings for her 💖💖💖💖💯💯🙏🙏🙏👏👏👏🎉🎉🎊🎊

  14. Branden Burton

    Branden Burton3 kun oldin

    I'm sitting here crying omg u be blessed

  15. Merray Gebhard

    Merray Gebhard4 kun oldin

    Shes so perfect 😫😫🙏🙏🖤🖤

  16. Your Favorite Mom and Son Duo

    Your Favorite Mom and Son Duo4 kun oldin

    Wow!!! So powerful

  17. Cynthia Caldwell

    Cynthia Caldwell4 kun oldin


  18. michel delon

    michel delon4 kun oldin

    I haven’t heard her sing yet and I’m already fighting back tears!!!!

  19. Debbie Jordan

    Debbie Jordan5 kun oldin

    GOD stealing mess of blessing

  20. Gestit Preston

    Gestit Preston5 kun oldin

    I'm sitting here crying my eyes out...she's so Amazing 🥰🥰


    J.IMPERIAL5 kun oldin

    When she ran to her mama I lost it...Tears!! I'm so proud of her as if i personally know her. She has an amazing voice and I hope she goes soooo far!! Her mom and her are just precious souls.

  22. Keresi Otterbech

    Keresi Otterbech5 kun oldin

    She's such a beautiful soul 🥺🥺🥺

  23. Phenomenal Woman

    Phenomenal Woman7 kun oldin

    I live Lionel, he is just dying to go and hug that girl. He has so much humanity in him.

  24. QueenofSole

    QueenofSole7 kun oldin

    Ok Reverend Ritchie coming through with the WORD! 💯🙏

  25. Angel Scovens-Thomas

    Angel Scovens-Thomas7 kun oldin

    SIMPLY AMAZING!!!! Such a strong beautiful voice. You did the damn thing young lady. Great job!!!👍🏾👩🏾‍🎤❤🤗👏🏾

  26. Nell Wils

    Nell Wils7 kun oldin

    I love how she started the song. It sounded so smooth, like pouring liquid!!! Like for the whole song, she didn't even sound like she had to put forth any effort.

  27. Erin Pillman

    Erin Pillman8 kun oldin

    Moves me to my core ~ absolutely amazing ~ what talent this gorgeous young woman has, and a brilliant spirit! 🕊🎶🔥💖🙌🏽

  28. Briana Holden

    Briana Holden8 kun oldin

    Why am I crying!? As soon as she went to get her mans. Lord Jesus

  29. Meredith Hardin

    Meredith Hardin8 kun oldin

    Tears 💜💜💜💜 Bless You Beautiful

  30. Mary Mathews

    Mary Mathews8 kun oldin

    I Like that!!!! U go girl...

  31. Georgia Thomas

    Georgia Thomas9 kun oldin

    Shes amazing, you're so blessed and talented, you will go a long way Love 💯❤🙏🏾

  32. karen holder

    karen holder9 kun oldin

    Awesome young Lady with a beautiful voice🎉🎉🎉💯%

  33. Char X

    Char X9 kun oldin

    U betta sang baby!! Real tears....

  34. Char X

    Char X9 kun oldin

    Ok now the Mil is in the building. Way to represent Wisconsin. Proud to be a wisconsinite!!!

  35. Amber Williams

    Amber Williams9 kun oldin

    Theyer both so adorable ❤️❤️

  36. Julia Pearson

    Julia Pearson9 kun oldin


  37. Julia Pearson

    Julia Pearson9 kun oldin


  38. Patricia Brown

    Patricia Brown10 kun oldin

    That was beautiful

  39. Pamela Prescott

    Pamela Prescott10 kun oldin

    Oh my God, this young girl is talented.. Milwaukee, Wisconsin is where I’m from 😘

  40. jasmine Mcclorin

    jasmine Mcclorin11 kun oldin

    Ardddd y’all pass the tissue please n thanks

  41. AP

    AP11 kun oldin

    A crack just enough for her to get through?? Haha man .. she needs a fucking Grand Canyon of a crack to go through

  42. AP

    AP11 kun oldin

    Can't hug and have to keep a 6 foot distance but totally ok to give her your personal handkerchief that you've touched with your filthy hand all day long hahah.. This NONSENSE must stop. Absolute BS, tear these stupid rules down and be normal ffs. Why the drama? A society bullied by far left extremists. No spine.

  43. Freestyle Felicia

    Freestyle Felicia12 kun oldin

    Rushes to apple to download Zoom to my playlist while wiping tears from my eyes!!

  44. Elizabeth Post

    Elizabeth Post12 kun oldin

    Lionel, I saw you way back in 1981 when you were with the Commodores in Richmond VA and I thought you were a bad ass then, but after seeing this you are even more the bad ass than ever. That girl was amazing. She is going places.


    TOTAL CONTROL 87112 kun oldin


  46. Althea Zane

    Althea Zane13 kun oldin

    Don't read the comments before you start watching..... you will start crying before even listening to her beautifully spirited voice.

  47. Joyce Fullerton

    Joyce Fullerton13 kun oldin

    I am not eyeballs are sweating!

  48. Elizabeth Musute

    Elizabeth Musute13 kun oldin

    This made me 😢 cry

  49. Aoki Lee

    Aoki Lee13 kun oldin

    I lost it when she went and got her mom I love my mom so much and want to make her proud I completely understand congrats

  50. Aoki Lee

    Aoki Lee13 kun oldin

    Three words OH MY GOD

  51. Christina Woodard

    Christina Woodard13 kun oldin

    Much love to you and your mama!!

  52. Christina Woodard

    Christina Woodard13 kun oldin

    Such an amazing story wow🤗 You and your mama have been through so much I've been through similar things growing up and I turned out pretty good you're just amazing!! Much love to you and your mama ❤️ You have wonderful things coming to you that you and your mama deserve your beautiful people, now you get to share your god-given gift with the rest of us I appreciate you thank you!!!

  53. Karen P

    Karen P14 kun oldin

    So Powerful, So Amazing and Blessed. God's Angel is going to Hollywood and open doors for Ronda and her Mom. 💙🙏🎊

  54. Karen

    Karen14 kun oldin

    Yes mama, I too will not quit. I WILL KEEP FIGHTING!!... 🫂

  55. تب هيه

    تب هيه14 kun oldin


  56. Jordan Amaya

    Jordan Amaya14 kun oldin

    I love the fact that you tell how humble and how beautiful her spirit is 😍 even when she said she’s happy to be there with all of them she even acknowledged the staff to the side!

  57. Virtuous Jeda

    Virtuous Jeda14 kun oldin

    She has a gift. She can really sing.

  58. Tom Zart

    Tom Zart14 kun oldin

    A GOOD SONG ! A good tune paints a picture For both your heart and brain. It doesn't need a second chance To make its meaning plain. A good song like the flower The lily or the rose. God plants it in a poet's brain And there its beauty grows. A good tune like a cardinal Is pregnant with song. You can’t help but hear its message As it sings what's right or wrong. A good song helps us remember What the joys of life are for. It makes us want to love someone Till death comes knocking the door. THANK YOU FOR WHO YOU ARE IN YOUR HEART ! By Tom Zart Most Published Poet On The Web Tom’s 1,650 Poems Are Free To Share! Google = Most Published Poet Google = George Bush Tom Zart Google = Most Published Poet UZnick

  59. Lyndsie Guidry

    Lyndsie Guidry14 kun oldin

    The way she looks at her mom 🥺🥺❤️❤️🥰

  60. Angel Harton

    Angel Harton14 kun oldin

    So Beautiful and Amazing voice. God Bless Her and Her Mom 😢😢🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾❤️

  61. Ilhan Aka ilo

    Ilhan Aka ilo15 kun oldin

    Respekt for This Girl/Woman 💪

  62. Ava Chatman

    Ava Chatman15 kun oldin

    But why I'm crying 😢

  63. Gloria Spencer

    Gloria Spencer15 kun oldin

    Omg! She has the voice of an angel 😍😍❤

  64. Yolanda Wilson

    Yolanda Wilson15 kun oldin

    God, her voice is beautiful!!!❤

  65. Neba Johnson

    Neba Johnson15 kun oldin

    This young Lady can sing.

  66. Latricia Helms

    Latricia Helms15 kun oldin

    The struggle is so real but surmountable. Great young woman.

  67. Marvelous K Bangura 001

    Marvelous K Bangura 00115 kun oldin


  68. Bionca Weatherall

    Bionca Weatherall15 kun oldin

    Her voice is incredible

  69. betty hardy

    betty hardy15 kun oldin

    Tears of joy!

  70. Della McNulty

    Della McNulty15 kun oldin

    Beautiful tear of joy . I am also a single mother but I made it . Just truth in God

  71. queen Williams

    queen Williams16 kun oldin

    Bless her

  72. courtney elaine

    courtney elaine16 kun oldin

    Oh my girl I feel like I found out everything I needed to know about you in this one video. You are amazing I wish you all the happiness God has to offer you!!!

  73. Peggy Classe

    Peggy Classe16 kun oldin

    Tissues out here!!

  74. Franca Fazio

    Franca Fazio16 kun oldin

    Singing from her 💖

  75. Stephanie Roll

    Stephanie Roll16 kun oldin

    strength and love. Godbless these two beautiful lady’s. 😊❤️

  76. Formal Soca

    Formal Soca16 kun oldin

    If I were rich Rhonda ..I would give you a million dollars right now God bless your soul still have me are LEGENDARY 🔥💝🔥💝🔥💝🔥💝💓💞💝💓💞😍❤️❤️💐❤️❤️❤️💐❤️❤️❤️💐❤️💐❤️❤️💐❤️❤️❤️💐❤️❤️

  77. Akela Tucker

    Akela Tucker16 kun oldin

    I don't even watch this damn show and I'm crying. What an amazing moment.


    DJ ICECOLD16 kun oldin

    Sorry everyone I poked my eyes that's why they running tears!

  79. Odunayo Joseph Tv Dehinsilu

    Odunayo Joseph Tv Dehinsilu16 kun oldin

  80. Jo Wyrick

    Jo Wyrick16 kun oldin

    And so am I (crying). Great Song, Great Moment

  81. Quintina Daniels

    Quintina Daniels16 kun oldin


  82. Alicia Braison

    Alicia Braison16 kun oldin

    Lord Bless heripray every opportunity and door will open beautiful

  83. Hélène Morrison

    Hélène Morrison16 kun oldin

    Now I'm crying too

  84. Cheryll Stewart

    Cheryll Stewart17 kun oldin

    Baby l Pray U make it voice is beautiful U & Mom praise the Lord he is Good to Us all Amen Amen Amen

  85. Rebecca Bowers

    Rebecca Bowers17 kun oldin

    I loved Lionel Richie! He has always been such a delight! Such an encourager. So happy for Ms. Ronda Felton!

  86. rain Rissetto

    rain Rissetto17 kun oldin

    🥰🥰😭😭😭 happy tears

  87. Lesedi Gololo

    Lesedi Gololo17 kun oldin

    She's gorgeous inside and out💕

  88. Malcolm S

    Malcolm S17 kun oldin

    I'm over here crying and apologizing for all the times I've complained when people are really going through struggles out here

  89. truemopar

    truemopar17 kun oldin

    Why music can heal and unite the world. This should be all over the news and not negative things. These 3 judges are the ticket.

  90. Ruby Bynes

    Ruby Bynes17 kun oldin

    He may not come when you want him but he's always on time, ain't God good all the time, blessing to you young lady and your beautiful mom 🙏🙏

  91. Kiyla Daisy

    Kiyla Daisy17 kun oldin

    Ok the headache 😫won't stop. Girll my eyes ran dry ufffff. God bless your journey honey

  92. Rotircia Champion

    Rotircia Champion17 kun oldin

    All I say is 😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢

  93. aamina105

    aamina10518 kun oldin

    Omg this is beautiful. And that Disney movie run to get momma!!!

  94. Peaches Journet

    Peaches Journet18 kun oldin

    Absolutely beautiful 💞💞💕💕💞💞

  95. Tricia Jacks

    Tricia Jacks18 kun oldin


  96. Sandra Guilford Guilford

    Sandra Guilford Guilford19 kun oldin

    God provided her a great/wonderful crack in the wall. I'm so proud of the willingness of her mom for never giving up. #acrackfromGod

  97. Keyonnia Herriott

    Keyonnia Herriott19 kun oldin

    I wish she won

  98. Steven Lopez Pagan

    Steven Lopez Pagan19 kun oldin

    She sounds like a Broadway performer in my opinion like wow... 👏👏😭😭

  99. Teiwaz The Warrior God

    Teiwaz The Warrior God19 kun oldin

    Such a great mother! “Get up in shelter, never stop fighting! Never stop fighting!!!” Such a strong woman!!! 🥰

  100. Bridgett Hackett

    Bridgett Hackett19 kun oldin

    I love this girl she has a god given voice I pray she makes it all the way!!!🙏🏽❤️💯😘