Madison VanDenburg Sings "Breakaway" by Kelly Clarkson - American Idol 2019 Finale

  • Published: 20 May 2019
  • Madison VanDenburg sings "Breakaway" by Kelly Clarkson in front of a live audience and judges Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan during the American Idol 2019 Grand Finale.

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Comments • 168

  • Sklane_
    Sklane_  3 weeks back

    Not a good song choice for her! If she was going to do a Kelly song she should of did Behind These Hazel Eyes or Invincible or something more upbeat and to suit her range!

    • For Liberty
      For Liberty  1 months back

      That was terrible. She should have sang something else.

      • Elena Land
        Elena Land  1 months back

        Man she can’t sing

        • sebastard429
          sebastard429  2 months back

          Kelly Clarkson would laugh if she heard that breakaway is a “hard” song

        • Clayvon Grimes
          Clayvon Grimes  2 months back

          THAT HIGH NOTE 1:34

          • jerome mendoza
            jerome mendoza  2 months back

            to be honest her best performance was her audition..

            • fatima Abdelghaffar
              fatima Abdelghaffar  2 months back

              Ok that was noisy

              • Carolyn Jordan
                Carolyn Jordan  2 months back

                Nope, not adding any more comments people are so rude on here and they don't stop to think how that makes other people feel.

                • joy fazzio
                  joy fazzio  2 months back

                  Only queen kelly clarkson can sing this song , lots of contestants try hard but not even close to the original .Katy Perry your wrong you compair her to Kelly clarkson but singing this song had prove that she’s not even close to Kelly

                  • Sammy Beth
                    Sammy Beth  2 months back

                    She deserves only the best things to come for her! Especially after Alejandro didn’t get on the plane and everything, I lost all respect for him and he’s not gonna get anywhere with that attitude. Madison should have been second place. So I’m so happy that so many shows and people have given the publicity to Madison because she deserves it so much! She’s amazing!!! I hope her dreams come true with singing!

                    • Off Tha Block
                      Off Tha Block  2 months back

                      I just think songing Kelly Clarkson in am American Idol finale is like singing Whitney ANYWHERE. NAIL ON THE COFFIN. Only uf Kelly was a guest judge that night and gave the blessing. Otherwise it wasn't gonna work.

                      • Roland Suganob
                        Roland Suganob  2 months back

                        Off tune again...terrible!

                        • PurelyAfrican
                          PurelyAfrican  2 months back

                          As soon as she sang this I knew she'd be out! It was hella pitchy, and drew unfair comparisons to the original.
                          This song SEALED her fate!

                          • AquaFire Witch
                            AquaFire Witch  2 months back

                            I never watched this show, only highlights over the years. She doesn't have a very good voice. I really don't understand all of the attention on her but I guess it is a culture I don't understand.

                            • Jay Bee
                              Jay Bee  2 months back

                              I wonder why she is on the top 3??? there are more contestants who is way better than her... she sings off key on most of her songs especially with the low notes. this is a singing contest and not high note contest.

                              • jeff thoma
                                jeff thoma  2 months back

                                this is just not a good song for her

                                • Nikki W
                                  Nikki W  2 months back

                                  Nerves got the best of this young talent! She is insanely gifted and with some more years of confidence building she will slay even harder!!

                                  • Ervin Parami
                                    Ervin Parami  2 months back

                                    OMG this is her worst performance..I'm sorry but this is not a good one.

                                    • Susan Kustich
                                      Susan Kustich  2 months back

                                      This performance did her in! but I'm so happy for Laine!

                                      • Neil Kyle Elviña
                                        Neil Kyle Elviña  2 months back

                                        I really not like here performance tonight

                                        • doyan makan
                                          doyan makan  2 months back

                                          VERY BAD! FINALLY ALL PEOPLES KNOW SHE IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH. LOLLLLL

                                          • leretour23
                                            leretour23  2 months back

                                            I was voting for her but she didn't do justice with that rendition. Hope she gets a long lasting singing career.

                                            • Rocketeer654
                                              Rocketeer654  2 months back

                                              Love Madison, but sadly this was a poor song choice and off key at the beginning, seemed like she couldn’t hear. Super bummed she didn’t win, but can’t wait to buy her albums some day!!

                                              • Danielle Lathan
                                                Danielle Lathan  2 months back

                                                Wow. I was excited when I read the title but I had to start it over twice just to make sure I was hearing it right. This was not good at all. What happened?

                                                • Kayla-Jo N
                                                  Kayla-Jo N  2 months back

                                                  I love this song but it wasn’t sung well here

                                                  • Benjamin B
                                                    Benjamin B  2 months back

                                                    I love her voice

                                                    • Rebecca Barnes
                                                      Rebecca Barnes  2 months back

                                                      Screaming... it hurt me for her to hear this. I just hate it for her.

                                                      • Jerry Klein
                                                        Jerry Klein  2 months back

                                                        All Bull Shit! MADISON WAS AND IS BY FAR THE BEST!

                                                        • Joshua Morin
                                                          Joshua Morin  2 months back

                                                          Who does she think she is?! This girl can’t keep up with Kelly 😂😂

                                                        • DayVaughn Monroe
                                                          DayVaughn Monroe  2 months back

                                                          Am i the only Broadway fan here who think Madison would make a great Elphaba or Jenna? 🤷🏾‍♂️

                                                          • bella v
                                                            bella v  2 months back

                                                            Why do we need another Kelly Clarkson? So annoying when a singer tried so hard to be another singer..

                                                            • haileyxin
                                                              haileyxin  2 months back

                                                              All three of them could have won. ❤️❤️❤️❤️

                                                              • Georgie Alex
                                                                Georgie Alex  2 months back

                                                                just goes to show how naked and bare a singers voice is when someone sings this song :(. Madison will grow into an amazing singer though!!

                                                                • GTacadena
                                                                  GTacadena  2 months back

                                                                  You are telling me this is a finale performance? What happened to American Idol? :(

                                                                  • GTacadena
                                                                    GTacadena  2 months back

                                                                    @Bridget Price No. What I mean is this perfromance is not finale-worthy. :(

                                                                  • Bridget Price
                                                                    Bridget Price  2 months back

                                                                    GTacadena it’s done for this year American idol will be back next year in 2020

                                                                • CHRISTI XX
                                                                  CHRISTI XX  2 months back

                                                                  I don’t like how they always compared her to Kelly. It’s good to give inspiration but let Madison grow into her own.

                                                                  • Ridwanshah Mohd Salleh
                                                                    Ridwanshah Mohd Salleh  2 months back

                                                                    Wrong song

                                                                    • josie wood
                                                                      josie wood  2 months back

                                                                      daniel seavey flashbacks

                                                                      • Madison Johnson
                                                                        Madison Johnson  2 months back

                                                                        American Idol contestants use to get thrown under the bus for playing it safe?? That's what everyone but Madison and jeremiah did this season. Even if it wasn't perfect best vocals of the night still. So sad. I won't watch next season. Love the voice though.

                                                                        • WindRaven Speaks
                                                                          WindRaven Speaks  2 months back

                                                                          She will do well in the recording world, she will get a contract. Doesn't need to win, she already is a winner.

                                                                          • Stephany Oneill
                                                                            Stephany Oneill  2 months back

                                                                            Wait where’s Ragu ?!?

                                                                          • Kathy McKienzie
                                                                            Kathy McKienzie  2 months back

                                                                            This is the moment she lost. Out of tune and lacking connection...but just mostly really badly out of tune. She was pitchy all night. I believe nerves got the best of her.

                                                                            • rex demeo
                                                                              rex demeo  2 months back

                                                                              She should've won!

                                                                              • KC World
                                                                                KC World  2 months back

                                                                                Also, please don’t compare future contestants to Kelly - Natural Woman Triple Octave Jump - Clarkson... it’s just embarrassing for ya’ll! My good sis was SANGING Aretha, Mariah, Celine every week🔥

                                                                                • KC World
                                                                                  KC World  2 months back

                                                                                  I think the constant comparison to Kelly has held her back from finding her own musical identity. She’s 17 and should have been allowed to find her own sound. Kelly has a big, powerful, soulful voice - hence why she says Breakaway is boring to her as she finds it “easy” to sing. AI should have embraced Maddie for herself, not Kelly Clarkson 2.0 as there will never be another.

                                                                                  • macaronnieyatco
                                                                                    macaronnieyatco  2 months back


                                                                                    • Edwin Navedo
                                                                                      Edwin Navedo  2 months back

                                                                                      the judges just avoid being judges lol.....they don't give an criticism at all ....Lionel talks about the home trip and ends with you are on your way lol

                                                                                      She has a loooooooong way to go

                                                                                      she has the talent but lacks experience and needs alot coaching

                                                                                      • Carpe Diem
                                                                                        Carpe Diem  2 weeks back

                                                                                        dude you just said it all

                                                                                      • Edwin Navedo
                                                                                        Edwin Navedo  2 months back

                                                                                        @Kylie T I agree with that ....but the reason these contestants dont show much growth is because they dont get the real constructive critism and brutal honesty the show used to deliver and the contestants would show huge strides in growth ....

                                                                                        the industry is an animal

                                                                                        You need a Simon and Randy

                                                                                        to be honest and a Paula to be encouraging

                                                                                      • Kylie T
                                                                                        Kylie T  2 months back

                                                                                        Bro, you have a point, but she’s still only 17 and to be able to hit those notes is amazing. Confidence and stage presence is something all 3 need to work on. These kids have bright futures ahead of them.

                                                                                    • Lorraine BanathYasharahla

                                                                                      Nah! Sounded to must like KARAOKE Performance night. You got to not have a break in your voice when singing a Kelly Clarkston song. For me this performance get several 👎👎👎👎👎 My personal opinion

                                                                                      • Tiffani Linde
                                                                                        Tiffani Linde  2 months back