Laine Hardy & Elle King: This Up-Beat Duet Ends With TEARS & EMOTION! | American Idol 2019

  • Published: 08 April 2019
  • American Idol on ABC | Season 2 | Top 20 | Celebrity All-Star Duets

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    AMERICAN IDOL, the iconic series that revolutionized the television landscape by pioneering the music competition genre, returned to the airwaves in March 2019 for its second season at its new home on ABC. The nationwide search for the next superstar kicked off in August 2018, as the Idol Bus traveled from Portland, Oregon, to Orlando, Florida, in its pursuit for talent, covering 23 cities across the country. Auditioning was made easier than ever as hopefuls also had the opportunity to submit audition videos online, as well as via select social media platforms using an official tag, #TheNextIdol, cultivating over 300,000 posts. Also, for the first time in “American Idol” history, hopefuls had the opportunity to audition through a livestream platform. 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 will return as host of the beloved series.

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  • Yosep abidondifu Israel abidondifu

    Good 👌👌👍

    • Eileen Rubio
      Eileen Rubio  3 days back

      Aww <3 so Sweet the Brother kissed him ;)

      • Angie Rucker
        Angie Rucker  4 days back

        I have watched this vid over and over Elle and Laine are great together and I just love that swag Laine has . He's like a different person.. Wow! he's a little sex pot.. I m glad he won .. He's gonna go far.. He's gonna be an Idol we will see a lot from

        • R. Nagarya
          R. Nagarya  2 weeks back

          God, what a talent..go Laine! I'm with you Lionel...I love it too!

          • jamie duckworth
            jamie duckworth  2 weeks back

            I heard his brother sing

            • jamie duckworth
              jamie duckworth  2 weeks back

              I like it

              • Betty Pierre
                Betty Pierre  2 weeks back


                • SuperCHERISHED
                  SuperCHERISHED  2 weeks back

                  This was an amazing duet! So exciting!

                  • Louisa Edwards
                    Louisa Edwards  3 weeks back

                    Laine is the total package. He can win you over with that smile then go in for the kill with that voice. Elle is beyond comment. Their voices blended perfectly. And they enjoyed the entire moment. Great performance Laine. So happy he won, he deserved to win. He has a future most people dream of. Best of luck to him, his family and his career.

                    • Emilitta1246 & TDWins6
                      Emilitta1246 & TDWins6  4 weeks back

                      Is there anyone who noticed that this was his audition or are everyone just nog nogs cause there are no comments about his audition.

                      • Fran Poole
                        Fran Poole  4 weeks back

                        Love Elle King’s voice!!!!

                        • Vivian Washington
                          Vivian Washington  4 weeks back

                          Laine Hardy any concert you perform in at any state you always rock the nation love you your fan Vickie

                          • amy cohen
                            amy cohen  1 months back

                            What a voice. Love the twinkle in his eyes.

                            • Fran Poole
                              Fran Poole  1 months back

                              This is so fantastic!!!!

                              • R. Nagarya
                                R. Nagarya  1 months back

                                You want to party with a Hardy? "WELL ALL RIGHT"!

                                • R. Nagarya
                                  R. Nagarya  2 months back

                                  Laine's movements in this song particularly is reminiscent of the Elvis moves...don't know how he does it but he DOES keep getting better and BETTERt!

                                  • Joyce Johnson
                                    Joyce Johnson  2 months back

                                    Love her !!!

                                  • Frannie Alojipan
                                    Frannie Alojipan  2 months back

                                    Elle you are a class act darlin!! Y'all sound amazing together!!! Wow!!!

                                    • Ann Sculimbrene
                                      Ann Sculimbrene  2 months back

                                      So happy Laine won American Idol.

                                      • Julie  Cayas
                                        Julie Cayas  2 months back

                                        OMG...he's really good...😍😍😍

                                        • mhp39532
                                          mhp39532  2 months back

                                          I could not love an American idol more than him. He's the whole package deal!!!! I am his biggest fan in MS!!

                                          • Jane Doe
                                            Jane Doe  3 months back

                                            Wow what a great surprise for Laine!! 😂

                                            And it was good to hear his answer “I love it”. He seems comfortable singing and yet shy- so I wasn’t sure until that answer.

                                            • Carolyn Howard
                                              Carolyn Howard  3 months back

                                              Laine is a special young man he is so cute and if he uses his head and stays true to himself he will be make millions and the girls will go wild over him so glad he win voted for him evertime he the best.

                                              • Penny Hendrix
                                                Penny Hendrix  3 months back

                                                This performance is BRILLIANT!!! them together!!

                                                • Jay Bales
                                                  Jay Bales  3 months back


                                                  • Mohd&Mariam Vlogs
                                                    Mohd&Mariam Vlogs  3 months back

                                                    your style Laine like elvis presley

                                                    • Bonnie Gallant
                                                      Bonnie Gallant  3 months back

                                                      yes he sure does, he like a young Elvis, he awesome, we love him in Canada.

                                                      • Michael Anderson
                                                        Michael Anderson  3 months back

                                                        Best PERFORMER since Joshua Ledet.

                                                        • Karen Hardie
                                                          Karen Hardie  3 months back

                                                          Luke was right on. He could tell Laine is a star. Congratulations! Wouldn't that be cool if they toured together.

                                                          • Evelyn Reece
                                                            Evelyn Reece  3 months back

                                                            the way I feel for him is like the way I felt for Adam in season 8. congrats Laine...American Idol 2019 wowwwwwww..

                                                            • Nina Garcia
                                                              Nina Garcia  3 months back

                                                              This is the song that got me saying "Wow, Laine has the Elvis vibe".

                                                              • KayKay BIBI
                                                                KayKay BIBI  3 months back

                                                                It is so emotional to see Laine and his brother hug each other. Laine's voice is so special.

                                                                • Chantelle Gordon
                                                                  Chantelle Gordon  3 months back

                                                                  I love you Laine,i love when Laine sing this song,he even sound way better than the original band💙 Hell Yeah Baby🔥

                                                                  • G E
                                                                    G E  3 months back

                                                                    So cute that he pointed at Luke after he sang that part about Luke. Love Laine!

                                                                    • Pat Cater
                                                                      Pat Cater  3 months back

                                                                      I LOVE THIS YOUNG MAN!!! SUCH A SWEET BROTHER REUNION!!!!!❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️🎸🎸

                                                                      • S C
                                                                        S C  3 months back

                                                                        Several things come to mind here.  Obviously Laine is talented, handsome, and has stage presence;  in contrast to how performers are packaged by this type of platform,  Laine is also shy and endearing, qualities the corporate suits will [unfortunately]  wash away because they will try to morph this sweet young man into a sex symbol palatable for BOTH tweens and consumers of any gender or orientation over 18 because he has marketability across the board  ... they will have a larger share of the market if they [ keep his Asian ethnicity in the background, and whitewash him for the Southern and Midwestern White Bible Belt, hence his mention of wearing a suit to church, checked off that box  ].  As an African American female,  I recall how Whitney Houston was "White washed" and watered down to be palatable across the board or mainstreamed by Clive Davis ...her Gospel background was ERASED from her sound, [I am no Bible thumper] , however,  we see how that ended.  Laine Hardy has a sultry,  guttural , soulful voice, let's hope that he has someone around him who will let him stay the way HE wants to perform, NOT conform to a cookie cutter version of how the industry wants to MARKET him like a piece of meat.  
                                                                          Please stop saying he is the reincarnation of Elvis, he is an artist in his own right who is also a singer/ songwriter...[ like an Elton John, Carly Simone, Jim Croce , etc ]  If anything the focus should be on his talent as a performer and his ability to write his own material [ which means ROYALTIES and LONGEVITY, he can perform and also write for other artists ] in a very fickle and superficial industry, diversification is the key to survival.  Kelly Clarkson won AI in 2002, yet she just got out of the AI contract 2 YEARS AGO !  Basically they own his career until his contract is up.... he is too young to be touring nonstop to promote the AI brand, if anything, Alejandro, who is also EXTREMELY talented , got the better of the deal , because he is also a singer/songwriter who got to promote his own material exclusively on the show, and he is NOT bound to an American Idol contract for the next 16 years as a winner.  Hopefully Laine had legal representation to thoroughly research how binding the contract was, if it is anything like the one Kelly Clarkson signed...indentured servitude to the music industry is so early 2000, with artists  now self-publishing and downloading their OWN material WITHOUT the middle man [AI] .  Anyway, I wish him all the best of life and success in his future endeavors.  He really moved me with all of his performances, especially his rendition of "The Weight" sung as a duet with celebrity guest Ellie King, [ actor < Rob Schneider's daughter , who at 29 has the vocal strength of a Phoebe Snow and Janis Joplin, rolled into one ],  Ellie and Laine, both have Fillipino roots, I love that our country produces such wonderful music , from our DIVERSE fellow Americans.

                                                                        • S C
                                                                          S C  3 months back

                                                                          OMG,  I love Rob Schneider, he is hilarious, I did not know Elle King is his daughter.  Also I think both Elle and Laine have Fillipino roots;  so cool if she can mentor him, as she has about 10 years on him in age, and can guide him on tour.

                                                                          • S C
                                                                            S C  3 months back

                                                                            Ellie King,  PLEASE take this young man on the road as your opening act;  CLOSE with this duet song to bring down the house;  African American sister in NYC with family by way of Virginia , North Carolina.

                                                                            • Analyn Swingle
                                                                              Analyn Swingle  3 months back

                                                                              I love this kid

                                                                              • Carolyn Allen
                                                                                Carolyn Allen  3 months back

                                                                                Give Laine a couple of years when he really matures as a young male singer and becomes really comfortable in his skin, and there will be no stopping him. He's like a young Elvis Presley in his early days.

                                                                                • Nancy Ouren
                                                                                  Nancy Ouren  3 months back

                                                                                  Sing it Laine, go for it! 😜😜

                                                                                  • Mohd&Mariam Vlogs
                                                                                    Mohd&Mariam Vlogs  3 months back

                                                                                    Awesome laine hardy

                                                                                    • Sam Steen
                                                                                      Sam Steen  3 months back

                                                                                      I can see there’s 31 idiots out there, I don’t see how you enjoy that performance, he and Elle were great.

                                                                                      • Sam Steen
                                                                                        Sam Steen  3 months back

                                                                                        This is Laine’s wheelhouse and it shows, don’t get me wrong he can sing anything, even the phone book. This had better our next American idol

                                                                                        • Christian Lohmann
                                                                                          Christian Lohmann  3 months back

                                                                                          Wow! What a performance! Amazing voices!! Love it! 👍
                                                                                          Greetings from Germany!

                                                                                          • COWBOYS NATION
                                                                                            COWBOYS NATION  3 months back

                                                                                            Laine your brother really loves you for showing up like this...
                                                                                            You Enjoy the Ride !!👌🏽
                                                                                            Cheering for you to WIN ALL..
                                                                                            May You And Your Family Be Blessed 🙏🏽

                                                                                            • Sharon Battler
                                                                                              Sharon Battler  3 months back

                                                                                              Not sure why Canada can’t vote ! Doesn’t seem right enough of us watch the show ! That being said Laine all the way !

                                                                                              • Ken Born
                                                                                                Ken Born  3 months back

                                                                                                Me being a Canadian too, it is a shame we can't vote. But damn, this Laine guy can sing. Definitely would get my votes if I could vote, eh!

                                                                                            • countrygirl countrymusiclover

                                                                                              Laine is more famous than elle. I didn't know her shitty fat ass existed until this video. I've known about laine since last year. Lose weight blondie. The weight which i only know from laine and not the shitty group called the band (yes i am 25 and heard of the band) but the weight was probably blondie's choice because she carries a lot of weight. She needs more gyms and all you can eat salad buffets and less pizza and all you can eat that's not salad buffets. Take a load off blondie. More like take about 2OO pounds off because she's ginormous