Wade Cota Sings Shawn James "Through The Valley" - Showstoppers - American Idol 2019 on ABC

  • Published: 06 May 2019
  • Wade Cota sings "Through the Valley" by Shawn James in front of a live audience and judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie as a Showstopper performance on American Idol 2019.

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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 • 359

  • Alcovitch
    Alcovitch  5 days back

    Meh, sorry but this was average at best. Pass.

    • faye thomas
      faye thomas  2 weeks back

      I got Wade Cota withdrawl's!

      • Jesse Mcroberts
        Jesse Mcroberts  4 weeks back

        He did ok but i would out do him any day of any week of any month of any year

        • Mckenna Laney
          Mckenna Laney  4 weeks back

          The last of us fans HIT THAT LIKE BUTTON!!!

          • Voldamares
            Voldamares  1 months back

            Reminds me of Tom Watts. Great voice.

            • Ross Barker
              Ross Barker  1 months back

              this is so fucking bad. you people are delusional

              • mia .washere
                mia .washere  1 months back

                His voice is amazing but somehow this version feels just... wrong. I don't think this song should be sing like that. The emotions came out wrong, y'know.

                • Robert Louria
                  Robert Louria  2 months back

                  Better than the original! Hope he puts it on I tunes or Amazon music!

                  • anglfire11
                    anglfire11  2 months back

                    Great job ,

                    • Lu Min
                      Lu Min  2 months back

                      Nice cover but he can't touch Shawn James ^^

                      • lucky4liveHawaii
                        lucky4liveHawaii  2 months back

                        Just impersonating Tom Waits?

                        • Dmitry Champ
                          Dmitry Champ  2 months back

                          It's facking

                          • Mostafa real
                            Mostafa real  2 months back

                            The Last Of Us Part || ❤️❤️❤️😍

                            • Julio Cesar Cabrera Castillo

                              What are you doing kiddo.?

                              • RandyDandyAndy
                                RandyDandyAndy  2 months back

                                Can hear Tom Waits in his voice every time

                                • meerkatdreamer
                                  meerkatdreamer  2 months back

                                  His is the best version of this song

                                  • Rob Grant
                                    Rob Grant  2 months back

                                    Should be in the top 3. This was a defining song in the whole series. Bit like when Philip Phillips did 'Home'

                                    • ya boi mcnugget
                                      ya boi mcnugget  2 months back

                                      Listen to this while laying down and imagine something in your head

                                      • Naomi Jane
                                        Naomi Jane  2 months back

                                        If y'all aren't familiar with Shawn James, get with the program people!

                                        • Paul Hutchinson
                                          Paul Hutchinson  2 months back

                                          This is my favorite. Record it so I can jam it on my Harley

                                          • Valerie Thomson
                                            Valerie Thomson  2 months back

                                            The fact that they sent this remarkable singer home and kept the Madison girl who sounds like every other young girl trying to be a "singer" is a travesty. I will buy all his CD s and turn the radio off the first time I hear Madison!

                                            • Ross Barker
                                              Ross Barker  1 months back

                                              He SHOULD be sent home after completely butchering this song like this. This sounded like somebody trying to take a shit after a 3 week run on dope. Fucking god awful

                                          • Bill M
                                            Bill M  2 months back

                                            Would love to hear him sing "Put your lights on" the Santana version.

                                            • Maria Marchese
                                              Maria Marchese  2 months back


                                              • Rosa Savage
                                                Rosa Savage  2 months back

                                                Wade is the one thar should be in the finals, not the cute boy Laine that, in my opinion, he is not a great singer. Wade is an unique amazing singer. Wade, please won't give up, you can be wherever you want to be as a singer. I can wait to see you sing again. You are GREAT!!🤗👍😊⚘👏👏👏

                                                • kev cav
                                                  kev cav  2 months back

                                                  never saved an AI song till this - katy nice ass

                                                  • 2stand4him
                                                    2stand4him  2 months back

                                                    Good luck tonight Wade!

                                                    • Iresh Abrasado
                                                      Iresh Abrasado  2 months back

                                                      I love you wade❤️

                                                      • MegaSplosion
                                                        MegaSplosion  2 months back

                                                        my favorite of yours.

                                                        • Kristen H
                                                          Kristen H  2 months back

                                                          I can imagine his voice on the soundtrack to any James Bond, Bourne, Taken, Batman, mummy, vampire, zombie, or horror movie. Or he could do the voiceover for any character like a big bear or other character that needs a deep, gravely voice. Very recognizable voice! More, please!

                                                          • Thomas Llyod
                                                            Thomas Llyod  2 months back

                                                            This gave me goosebumps my pick to win it

                                                            • Kristen H
                                                              Kristen H  2 months back

                                                              I LOVE LOVE LOVE this!! I want more like this from Wade! His cover is better than the original. I want to buy an album!! I could listen to Wade sing music like this all day!! So soulful, rich, melancholy, and danceable! (Savoy Style Lindy Hop) #WhyNotWade

                                                              • Lakersdude7
                                                                Lakersdude7  2 months back

                                                                He sounds like he needs to get checked for strep throat

                                                                • FPV Club
                                                                  FPV Club  2 months back

                                                                  Not a fan of his sound, but I liked this one.. Nice work!

                                                                  • Rw Nourse
                                                                    Rw Nourse  2 months back

                                                                    He has a distinctive style like Tom Waits..

                                                                    • Batman Why did you say that name

                                                                      This nigga wade cota fucking trash why do ppl think he’s good😂😂

                                                                      • xDeodorantofDoom
                                                                        xDeodorantofDoom  2 months back

                                                                        sounds like shit.. WTF do people see in him..

                                                                        • Yooboho
                                                                          Yooboho  2 months back

                                                                          I love this dude for real. His humility. His voice is just...A dark night alit with stars and smoky fog. Just love it.

                                                                          • Greg Fuller
                                                                            Greg Fuller  2 months back

                                                                            The og version by Sj https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtCccjboHbA&list=PLag5nUPKuL27tj6vGJQXGUVwR2G-Zfhu0&index=2

                                                                            • Tracie Wasley
                                                                              Tracie Wasley  2 months back

                                                                              I listened to this like 5 times today!

                                                                              • Ryan Neuerer
                                                                                Ryan Neuerer  2 months back

                                                                                His voice reminds me so much of Peter Dreimanis from July Talk

                                                                                • Poor Jimbo
                                                                                  Poor Jimbo  2 months back

                                                                                  Awesome job Wade! Love this! Consider doing “Things have changed” from the Wonder Boys soundtrack. I think you could kill it too! Love your voice & personality.

                                                                                  • MrNoah8888
                                                                                    MrNoah8888  2 months back

                                                                                    Ohhh god, Katie Perry is so sexy!

                                                                                    • Kelly Silva
                                                                                      Kelly Silva  2 months back

                                                                                      Wade, Alejandro and Jeremiah are my fave! True idols!

                                                                                      • Kristen Powell
                                                                                        Kristen Powell  2 months back

                                                                                        Shawn James is one of my favorite artists!!! He nailed it!!! So happy he sung this song!!!

                                                                                        • Petyr Wilson
                                                                                          Petyr Wilson  2 months back

                                                                                          He has a niche voice for a specified group of listeners. Not winner material.
                                                                                          Fight me.

                                                                                          • ElChangoChris
                                                                                            ElChangoChris  2 months back

                                                                                            House of the rising sun... Anyone 🤘

                                                                                            • Merce Rene
                                                                                              Merce Rene  2 months back

                                                                                              Soooooooooooo entertaining and talented I can't look away!! ❤️

                                                                                              • Norbert
                                                                                                Norbert  2 months back

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