The story of Alejandro Aranda and his journey to the American Idol Finale | 2019 Season 17


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    FERNANDO TORRES LEIVA  3 weeks back

    A genius go ahead

    • Nikos Karapidakis
      Nikos Karapidakis  1 months back

      Thank god for Alejandro Unique. Talented. Genius

      • T Jebb
        T Jebb  1 months back

        Hell Yah he should have won, but they wanted the clean cut all american boy, an idol, NOT a ARTIST. I cheer Alejandro on, and watch for him to perform in my area.

        • kuldeep kohar
          kuldeep kohar  2 months back

          True winner!!

          • thehuonpine
            thehuonpine  2 months back

            Alej is a great and talented musician, but his music and voice might not be the tastes of most people. And his songs were a bit boring because the tunes of all his songs are mostly similar. His vocal sounds just like another great singer, not something fresh and new as Laine Hardy. His music belongs to niche. Laine is different, everytime he sang, his voice and look.just grabbed you and you feel lifted.

            • clint lonefight
              clint lonefight  2 months back

              Montebello.unifif.umak IAM losing visionmy familpo Riverside.

              • clint lonefight
                clint lonefight  2 months back

                He's hb to be Bell gardens.meonebell

                • rusher rush
                  rusher rush  2 months back

                  you just have one powerful way to become famous becouse unique cant imitate

                  • Carla Langenstein
                    Carla Langenstein  2 months back

                    Alejandro has already been signed by United Talent Agency. UTA also represents D.J.Khaled , Mariah Carey and many many A-List actors, musicians, screenwriters and Producers.

                  • LymonSkye
                    LymonSkye  2 months back

                    I am so glad that Alejandro did not win American Idol. Because he did not need to be tied down with a contract as a winner. Coming in second place was a good thing for him. I wish him all the best. He is talented and humble and I hope remains that way. Listening to him has been a real blessing. Nowhere to go from here but up.

                    • Yolanda Saldivar
                      Yolanda Saldivar  3 months back

                      Alejandro will always be a winner !!!!!! No matter what people think, just look at the judges comments, even legends took their time to comment gratenes !!!!!! So awesome !!!!! So, so proud of him. 🤗

                      • Rodrigo R
                        Rodrigo R  3 months back

                        He should have won!!!!!

                        • William Martinez
                          William Martinez  3 months back

                          Hello. I think he has a great talent, I hope he win on anything that he'll overtake.

                          • Elaine Sladek
                            Elaine Sladek  3 months back

                            Alejandro -- I thank God for your talent he has Blessed you with... totally amazing...   I love your music..

                            • Jackie Bat
                              Jackie Bat  3 months back

                              Has anyone else in this world received so many wonderful comments ? I don’t think so!!! Alejandro did, he is the winner of our hearts and souls!i never wrote a comment in my life on anyone and he Inspires me to be creative and write and complement him which he deserves!!🙏🏼🙏🏼❤️💙🤷‍♂️😍

                              • Allan Cross
                                Allan Cross  3 months back

                                Alajandro should have won and the person who said his music was forgettable doesn’t know what they are talking about

                                • josephine velez
                                  josephine velez  3 months back

                                  stay cool, Mr. Alejandro

                                  • O O
                                    O O  3 months back

                                    Who else comes back to watch, just to shake their head in awe?

                                    • Don Kloos
                                      Don Kloos  3 months back

                                      Alejandero is extremely gifted and refreshingly original. As a guitarist myself, playing and performing for 56 years, I especially appreciate his open- tunings and tasty hammer on riffs - even while singing! His piano is amazing too.

                                      He may expand his vocal range with time, but it is very enjoyable to listen to as is. Somebody mentioned Dan Fogelberg and Cast Stevens as comparisons, but I thought of Kenny Rankin and James Taylor. Also, he can write, arrange, compose songs for other singers, too, which may become a huge outlet for him.

                                      Congrats to Laine Hardy. I see him as a headline cover band in Vegas or Tahoe, but hope he gets some original material to showcase his unique 'gravely' voice and develop.

                                      American Idol is not really a karaoke singing contest, but a venue for true original talent to develop. I can't remember what happened to Adam Lambert's opponent, and likewise I'm sure we'll be hearing from Alejandro for a long time.

                                      • Cal 99ers
                                        Cal 99ers  3 months back

                                        His voice isn't good enough to be the star they're predicting I can see him writing a lot of songs for singers in the future.

                                        • Cal 99ers
                                          Cal 99ers  2 months back

                                          @Carla Langenstein Well you weren't listening very good, she did not play around where she lived, her parents took her to another town to ONE Coffee shop that had a open mic, she went there 4 or 5 times before she went to AGT, it holds about 25 people full

                                        • Carla Langenstein
                                          Carla Langenstein  2 months back

                                          Cal 99ers ,Yes I do know that and she use to play around at coffee shops and open mikes around where she lived that her parents would go with her to perform gigs. It was on one if her videos that told about how she came to be on the show.

                                        • Cal 99ers
                                          Cal 99ers  2 months back

                                          @Carla Langenstein Grace was in the 5th grade, not sure if you know what that means. She joinS a little kids acting troupe in her town. A few months later she buys a Ukulele and starts writing songs at 11 years old. Grace's mother tells the leader of the acting troupe that Grace sounds pretty good with a ukulele. She put's her on a open mic night in the town beside them, a little place that looks like it holds 20 people. She plays about 3 songs. She did this about 4 times before she goes on AGT. Did you really think UTA or Alejandro would put anything on the internet that would contradict the story they're giving you?

                                        • Carla Langenstein
                                          Carla Langenstein  2 months back

                                          Cal 99ers , Actually you’re right!! Grace Vanderwaal use to play in small clubs and venues when she auditioned because she said so later on in the show. Didn’t know Brian Crum was on Broadway when he auditioned but, that’s a good fit for him. UTA didn’t see Alejandro until October when he auditioned because they said that’s why they’ve been after him since late fall 2018 because the auditions are taped then and American Idol is also a client of UTA. Anyway I’m very happy for him and am waiting with the rest of the fans for June 28th hopefully for his album. Alejandro started a countdown on his IG and post everyday counting down the days and he did say his album would be out soon after Idol was over.

                                        • Cal 99ers
                                          Cal 99ers  2 months back

                                          @Carla Langenstein It's big business, how many times have you seen them say " I have never seen anything like it before" or "your nervous aren't you?" and a few other stupid statements meanwhile half of Asia or England have already seen them on talent shows before. Some have quit their professional careers and have moved on in life only to be brought back to these talent shows and they try to tell you they are married with kids and always wanted to try a professional career and have never done anything like this before. Brian Crum was singing on Broadway when he auditioned. Courtney Hadwin and Amanda Mena where previous on Children Talent shows.Glennis Grace had a big following in Europe after being on BGT but Simon keeps pretending he doesn't know them. Those two girls on Germany Got Talent (I think) that sang Creep, they were almost professional, there's no way you could convinced me that no talent agency has never seen them before. I think they got the idea of using talent they were going to sign anyways after seeing Grace VanderWaal. Nobody outside her family knew she sang outside her family and she was a 12 year already to be marketed, they probably thought "why don't we create that scenario ourselves" I believe Jackie, Amira, Angelina, Grace and a few others were freak accidents in discovering talent that young. The really good ones from Voice, Got Talent and X factor are acts where they can see ahead of time their appeal on stage before signing them, less chance of taking a huge loss after signing a loser

                                      • you’llneverknow🤷‍♀️

                                        Does anyone know this kid’s story? Like does he have a family and stuff?

                                        • Paul O
                                          Paul O  3 months back

                                          Has anyone ever noticed that on American idol number two is always number one?!

                                          • Don Kloos
                                            Don Kloos  3 months back

                                            Yes, the show is often a huge disappointment that way. Somebody who is massively talented like Alejandro or Adam Lambert comes in second to a far less talented 'vanilla' performer. I'm a fan of Alejandro and what he is trying to do.

                                        • Light Lucis
                                          Light Lucis  3 months back

                                          Love this guy

                                          • Linda Jobe
                                            Linda Jobe  3 months back

                                            A true travesty that he didn't win

                                            • Audrea Constancio
                                              Audrea Constancio  3 months back

                                              Alejandro is an artist and will be on stages all over the world.

                                              • FERNANDO TORRES LEIVA
                                                FERNANDO TORRES LEIVA  3 months back

                                                Alejandro won "American Idol" the other won American Pretty

                                                • ESTADOUNIDENSE Mexfortuna

                                                  Educated young man. So proud and happy for you.

                                                  • Joe Sua
                                                    Joe Sua  3 months back

                                                    Yes he should of won the holdanrthing

                                                    • Ernie McGowin
                                                      Ernie McGowin  3 months back

                                                      He is a musical genius. The fact that he didn’t even start until he was 20 and has advanced this far already proves that. But. He is not what I would consider an American Idol to be. His music is unique and different but it’s limited to the range of people that will buy it or go to his concerts.

                                                      • Carla Langenstein
                                                        Carla Langenstein  2 months back

                                                        @Ernie McGowin , Wrong!! His concerts sold out in “SECONDS”!!! And he just got signed by one of the largest talent agencies in the entertainment industry, UTA. Alejandro has a massive worldwide fan base that continues to grow every single day!! 750 k and growing!!

                                                    • Arturo Varela
                                                      Arturo Varela  3 months back

                                                      Hey bro' you have what it takes to get to sing &;all you do, but Men, there nothing like singing to the One Above all of us, , amigo ❤️ if we going to be singing in Heven , well it's better to strat right now.!!! Thanks

                                                      • lorena rossi
                                                        lorena rossi  3 months back

                                                        Thank you

                                                        • Diana Peck
                                                          Diana Peck  3 months back

                                                          Enormous talent! He landed exactly where he should be--his music has been given a place in the spotlight but he doesn't have the obligations of being the winner. I haven't been a fan of American Idol but I'm grateful for bringing this talent to the fore.

                                                          • Tony Serrano
                                                            Tony Serrano  3 months back

                                                            This kid is special, his inspirational and unique on how he approaches music.

                                                            • Ikue P
                                                              Ikue P  3 months back

                                                              How do you call Alejandro a one trick pony when all that the other contestants know how to do is sing covers? That comment didn't deserve to be quoted here.

                                                              • Carlene Augustine
                                                                Carlene Augustine  3 months back

                                                                Piano and guitar alone are enough to make him a star. His ability to compose and unique singing and personality will make him a true execptionally good artiste. Good Luck. Looking forward for his releases.

                                                                • Ana Valder
                                                                  Ana Valder  3 months back

                                                                  “One trick pony”? He’s starting! He has the extraordinary capacity of transmitting his feelings. Some guys have a great voice, but they don’t make us feel a thing.

                                                                  • Angie TobiiDynavox
                                                                    Angie TobiiDynavox  3 months back

                                                                    I love AlejandropleasemakeaCD.

                                                                    • OC guitarwoman
                                                                      OC guitarwoman  3 months back

                                                                      He should’ve won, but it’s probably better that he didn’t, now he Adam Lambert his way to his future

                                                                      • colsome miah
                                                                        colsome miah  3 months back

                                                                        World class musician and human being: self effacing, understated, past perfect humility: highly intelligent, perceptive: a brilliant genius in flannel shirts: gotta love this endearing huggy bear...ALEJANDRO

                                                                        • Teri LaFaye Pistol Poet TM

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                                                                          • Eliana C
                                                                            Eliana C  3 months back

                                                                            He may not have earned the title, but he won in life! He's got a loyal fan base for life and success is just a matter of hard work now, which I think he's ready for. He's got a sold out tour and endorsement from Katy Perry and many others.

                                                                            • Richard Jones
                                                                              Richard Jones  3 months back

                                                                              Alejandro is by far the top artist in the show. He is better off not winning because he wouldn't be comfortable with the things the show would want from him. Being on the show and being runner up will be a tremendous boost for him and now his career will begin on a whole new level and the exposure will serve him well !!

                                                                              • Rick Aldaco
                                                                                Rick Aldaco  3 months back

                                                                                He should have won AI. Writes his own music, lyrics, originality, voice, he will do great things!

                                                                                • Elzy Arnold
                                                                                  Elzy Arnold  3 months back

                                                                                  Alejandro should have won that competition.. But he will win at the end!!

                                                                                  • Lyndon Yamane
                                                                                    Lyndon Yamane  3 months back

                                                                                    He is AMERICAN IDOL

                                                                                    • Norma Livella
                                                                                      Norma Livella  3 months back

                                                                                      His talent is way more than American idol. He is on a different and higher level than AI...
                                                                                      This guy is so talented he plays and sings circles around the other contestants.

                                                                                      • Ladybug blog Ladybug and cat noir

                                                                                        I’m meant I’m related to him

                                                                                        • Ladybug blog Ladybug and cat noir

                                                                                          That’s my /Cousin