Alejandro Aranda Sings "Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word" by Elton John - American Idol 2019

  • Published: 13 May 2019
  • Alejandro Aranda sings "Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word" by Elton John in front of a live audience and judges Lionel Richie, Luke Bryan and Katy Perry on American Idol 2019.

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    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 • 638

  • Alisa Cooper
    Alisa Cooper  5 days back


    • Micheal-John Rabie
      Micheal-John Rabie  1 weeks back

      Love this guy...

      • Ayman Amy
        Ayman Amy  3 weeks back


        • Trung Vu
          Trung Vu  3 weeks back

          best version

          • Dean Bach
            Dean Bach  3 weeks back

            This is a sabotage officially

            • elite3737
              elite3737  3 weeks back

              Dean Bach I actually think it was set up by all parties for a win win situation

          • Ruthie Aviles
            Ruthie Aviles  4 weeks back

            This performance was heart burning 🥵🔥💯

            • Mango Mac
              Mango Mac  4 weeks back

              You know what Elton John would say “He is cheating,too low note for my song”. That is why Elton John did not endorse him.

              • pedalchopper1
                pedalchopper1  4 weeks back

                happiest 2nd place winner in idol history - shew....

                • DEVINECLUB
                  DEVINECLUB  1 months back

                  One of the most beautiful things I've ever heard...Happens to be one of the saddest song I've ever heard...😞

                  • glove you
                    glove you  1 months back

                    This is one of his best emo performances but idol couldn’t upload a clean video. So sad.

                    • Edna Resurreccion
                      Edna Resurreccion  1 months back

                      This performance of Alejandro is what I liked most,it is so moving & so connected.You can feel his pain..Wow!!just amazing!!!

                      • cutebutinsane clarke
                        cutebutinsane clarke  1 months back

                        To hear this song without the skips and jumps go listen to it on talent recap, AI just lost views on their most popular artist because of this mistake

                        • dhilt hilt
                          dhilt hilt  1 months back

                          What not even close to 1 mio viewer ...plsssss netizennn

                          • louis angello
                            louis angello  1 months back

                            I love how they skipped the best part that's how you know this fucking show is rigged

                            • Jesus Dominguez
                              Jesus Dominguez  1 months back

                              Talents recap version of this video is better

                              • Jose Saenz III
                                Jose Saenz III  1 months back

                                The next ritchie valens

                                • Coach Garcia
                                  Coach Garcia  2 months back

                                  "It's sad..." that this lousy recording is posted by American Idol! This fantastic artist deserves an excellent, HD, recording posted. Come on can do it :-)

                                  • Woman Fide Master Rita
                                    Woman Fide Master Rita  2 months back

                                    1:42 and 1:59 katy perry feels like crying

                                    • FinalLight YT
                                      FinalLight YT  2 months back

                                      fucking shit edit fire this idiot

                                      • Runealdo
                                        Runealdo  2 months back

                                        Editing is horrible on this :O

                                        • Jesus Dominguez
                                          Jesus Dominguez  2 months back

                                          American idol sucks.!

                                          • zeddy489
                                            zeddy489  2 months back


                                            • Turtle T
                                              Turtle T  2 months back

                                              this needs more views! his voice strikes heart deep in this solo, my goodness!! you go alejandro!!!

                                              • Eliana C
                                                Eliana C  2 months back

                                                Absolute perfection EXCEPT that they CUT it. Like WTF? Why?

                                                • Alan Weng
                                                  Alan Weng  2 months back

                                                  Professional keyboard artist/producer Cori Jacobs gives him high praise as he breaks down the chord arrangements by Alejandro. Search this on YouTube to check it out "cori jacobs on alejandro aranda"

                                                  • Lady Gaga
                                                    Lady Gaga  2 months back

                                                    that voice 😍

                                                    • Andrea Sebastian
                                                      Andrea Sebastian  2 months back

                                                      I absolutely adore this

                                                      • Gino Asci
                                                        Gino Asci  2 months back

                                                        he’s not there to play, he’s there to win.
                                                        that boy has not only heart, he was born a superstar. just discovered a little later.
                                                        better than elton john’s original.
                                                        he put his whole soul into that song.

                                                        • Aditya Ika Panglara Putri


                                                          • ELVIS1975T
                                                            ELVIS1975T  2 months back

                                                            I like the performance but I dislike the video

                                                            • Sara M
                                                              Sara M  2 months back


                                                              • Sherlock Holmes
                                                                Sherlock Holmes  2 months back

                                                                Even Elton was like: Ok, his version is better than mine.

                                                                • Su M
                                                                  Su M  2 months back

                                                                  If only AI delivered the complete song. Alejandro, you did such a beautiful job with this song. So heartfelt. Elton would have to agree! Congratulations. Just loved it.

                                                                  • paul pereda
                                                                    paul pereda  2 months back

                                                                    Great performance, HORRIBLE EDITING.

                                                                    • Teprin S
                                                                      Teprin S  2 months back

                                                                      VOTING HAS CHANGED!!!
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                                                                      You get 10 votes, text 11 ten times
                                                                      Get Your Votes In!
                                                                      This season, for the first time, the winner of American Idol will be determined in a vote DURING THE LIVE 3-HOUR SEASON FINALE! Be sure to get those votes in early because one of the Top 3 will be going home during the show, based on the results up to that point. Voting will stay open throughout the 3-hour nationwide simulcast and closes during the last commercial break.

                                                                      • Byron Easterling
                                                                        Byron Easterling  2 months back

                                                                        It's kinda unfair how AI makes his performances so theatrical it's unfair to the other contestants

                                                                        • thecraigpaul paul
                                                                          thecraigpaul paul  2 months back

                                                                          He killed it as good as Elton John

                                                                          • Hawaii chan _yt
                                                                            Hawaii chan _yt  2 months back

                                                                            Wow ... Without a doubt the winner of this season so good I keep playing it over n over love it . You were blessed with a voice so great gives me goosebumps💖

                                                                            • Trane
                                                                              Trane  2 months back

                                                                              This poor guy cannot sing for his life! I've heard better karaoke than this. For the first time this guy used his "real" voice (just a little) which BTW is quite ordinary. Then and as expected because of his poor, poor range gave us MORE of his dreaded falsetto, which for those of you that are not aware of, it kills MOST tools critical to singing, such as vibrato and dynamic control, to name the MOST important. But . . . it's up to you. I just hate to see the audience cheated by those three clowns, only cheerleaders NOT judges at all. But I guess they screwed AMERICA well and we ended up with the most disgraced, sub-par, and untalented "FINALISTS." Good luck throwing your vote away. I only hope that you remember the name of you Idol in a month's time! Trust me, these three tomorrow will reach by an infinite number the largest crowd of their life. When the show is over, they will have to REALLY work to get an audience in a small to mid-size auditorium. ALL the past contestants know it very well: it's all the way downhill from here. From this batch I think only Laci has a good shot to become a serious singer . . . but it is such a hard way up!

                                                                              • yy ww
                                                                                yy ww  2 months back

                                                                                I am a musician and also teach music in college. I have to say Alejandro's voice is typical, I am so confused why they make him a big deal.

                                                                                • Sabrina A
                                                                                  Sabrina A  2 months back

                                                                                  I honestly think Alejandro sang it better than Elton. His voice is so addicting. Pretty soon ill be on TLC "addicted to Alejandro's voice"

                                                                                  • Trane
                                                                                    Trane  2 months back

                                                                                    You must be drunk. You haven't heard Elton back in the seventies live! What do you know, really?

                                                                                • yeongiwon1
                                                                                  yeongiwon1  2 months back

                                                                                  This guy knows the music!

                                                                                  • Joe Tof
                                                                                    Joe Tof  2 months back

                                                                                    This was a shitty version of this classic song. EVERY Idol contestant sucks! This is a putrid final 4.

                                                                                    • Terry Patierno
                                                                                      Terry Patierno  2 months back

                                                                                      No range.

                                                                                      • jazzy islifeforever22
                                                                                        jazzy islifeforever22  2 months back

                                                                                        Why mess up the video? sucks I am all into it then it skips arrgh

                                                                                        • Lady Gaga
                                                                                          Lady Gaga  2 months back

                                                                                          he has a good voice! idol if you don't let alejandro win fuck y'all he dervs to win 🙌

                                                                                          • Lady Gaga
                                                                                            Lady Gaga  2 months back

                                                                                            I Hope He Wins ☺️ I Have A Friend Named Alejandro

                                                                                            • Ben M
                                                                                              Ben M  2 months back