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 • 88

  • Shasta Rose
    Shasta Rose  2 months back

    wade is awesome

    • Julie Victoria
      Julie Victoria  2 months back

      I love your voice! You are famous!

      • HDub Five
        HDub Five  2 months back

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

        • sean henderson
          sean henderson  2 months back

          Should've won.

          • 83prettyblack
            83prettyblack  2 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  2 months back

              83prettyblack Rod Stewart is legend

          • Krissalaine Capulong
            Krissalaine Capulong  2 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  2 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  2 months back

                2 best ones cut. Sad

                • jillipepper5353
                  jillipepper5353  2 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  2 months back

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

                • sevenzer0 four
                  sevenzer0 four  2 months back

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

                  • Skunk boy
                    Skunk boy  2 months back

                    Great song but a shitty voice!

                    • Justin Stouder
                      Justin Stouder  2 months back

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

                      • Justin Stouder
                        Justin Stouder  2 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  2 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  2 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  2 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  2 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  2 months back

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

                        • Faye Neeland
                          Faye Neeland  2 months back

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

                          • Erwin Bianca
                            Erwin Bianca  2 months back

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

                            • Jo Anne Kizziah
                              Jo Anne Kizziah  2 months back

                              Best song of the night!

                              • Saidamen Angki
                                Saidamen Angki  2 months back

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

                                • Lisa Cassella
                                  Lisa Cassella  2 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  2 months back

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

                                    • Jo Berg
                                      Jo Berg  2 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  2 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  2 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  2 months back

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

                                            • Oschiea Torres
                                              Oschiea Torres  2 months back

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

                                              • jillian balcazar
                                                jillian balcazar  2 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  2 months back

                                                  Bye bye 👋

                                                  • Daniel McPhail
                                                    Daniel McPhail  2 months back

                                                    You make a great sleeping pill...

                                                    • midnighfairy
                                                      midnighfairy  2 months back

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

                                                      • Nickie Firebaugh
                                                        Nickie Firebaugh  2 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  2 months back

                                                          Yikes

                                                          • Jenny Kessler
                                                            Jenny Kessler  2 months back

                                                            💖💕❤️💞

                                                            • Tonya Vallejo
                                                              Tonya Vallejo  2 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  2 months back

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

                                                              • magicbloo
                                                                magicbloo  2 months back

                                                                that absolutely would have been an amazing song for him.

                                                            • say kolo
                                                              say kolo  2 months back

                                                              He should go to top3

                                                              • Sasusaku4Eva!
                                                                Sasusaku4Eva!  2 months back

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

                                                                • Sasusaku4Eva!
                                                                  Sasusaku4Eva!  2 months back

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

                                                                • Jo C
                                                                  Jo C  2 months back

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

                                                              • Jerome Jackson
                                                                Jerome Jackson  2 months back

                                                                Thank god he’s gone!!

                                                                • Jo C
                                                                  Jo C  2 months back

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

                                                              • Joe Axe
                                                                Joe Axe  2 months back

                                                                Good KISS cover \m/

                                                                • Phylis Ledesma
                                                                  Phylis Ledesma  2 months back

                                                                  WADE should be there, NOT alejandro.

                                                                  • Isaiah George Gallardo
                                                                    Isaiah George Gallardo  2 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  2 months back

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

                                                                  • Isaiah George Gallardo
                                                                    Isaiah George Gallardo  2 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  2 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  2 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  2 months back

                                                                  Bye bye!!! Finally!!!

                                                                  • Mizuka Young
                                                                    Mizuka Young  2 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  2 months back

                                                                      I am a fan!

                                                                      • MARTHA ELENA RANGEL DE LA CRUZ

                                                                        I'm your fan!

                                                                        • Cholla Ranch
                                                                          Cholla Ranch  2 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  2 months back

                                                                            Me too...He's good!

                                                                          • Marjorie Coker
                                                                            Marjorie Coker  2 months back

                                                                            Same here! Love his voice!

                                                                          • Buureen R
                                                                            Buureen R  2 months back

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

                                                                          • Jo C
                                                                            Jo C  2 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  2 months back

                                                                            Yes I agree too!

                                                                        • Jennifer W
                                                                          Jennifer W  2 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  2 months back

                                                                            Right! I can feel the strainage to achieve that sound

                                                                        • Lisa Rushing
                                                                          Lisa Rushing  2 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  2 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  2 months back

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

                                                                            • Jennifer W
                                                                              Jennifer W  2 months back

                                                                              Yea... He destroyed his vocal cords.

                                                                          • Emily Tolman
                                                                            Emily Tolman  2 months back

                                                                            He needed to go a very long time ago sorry

                                                                            • Emily Tolman
                                                                              Emily Tolman  2 months back

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

                                                                            • Jason Shapiro
                                                                              Jason Shapiro  2 months back

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

                                                                          • I agree with you.
                                                                            I agree with you.  2 months back

                                                                            I'm glad he's done. That voice is so put on and plus he needs to come out of the closet and own it. We see those Mariah Carey hands.

                                                                            • Jo C
                                                                              Jo C  2 months back

                                                                              Wow, mean person...