STUNNING Singer! Willie Spence Shines Brighter Than Any Diamond - American Idol 2021

Willie Spence has conquered many challenges this past year and his American Idol audition wasn’t about to be one that he didn’t absolutely SLAY! After performing Rihanna’s “Diamonds” for Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan, Lionel gives Willie a standing ovation. Luke was all smiles during Willie’s audition, telling him that he didn’t want it to end. Watch here to enjoy Willie’s breathtaking performance, and to hear the vocals that Katy referred to as “a voice that stops people in their tracks.”

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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 2021
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 continues as host of the beloved series, while multimedia personality Bobby Bones serves as the in-house mentor.


  1. Sovannso Tan

    Sovannso Tan

    Klukkustund síðan

    Beautiful brother. Keep it up 👌🏼

  2. James White

    James White

    Klukkustund síðan

    His story made me want to be somebody again to shine like a diamond

  3. James White

    James White

    Klukkustund síðan

    I would like to this young man face to face and tell him that I thank him. For looking at myself and to decide to leaves drugs alone

  4. EJ Jenkins

    EJ Jenkins

    4 klukkustundum síðan

    The run at 1:23 is epic. Control!!

  5. Jojo2013 Johanna

    Jojo2013 Johanna

    10 klukkustundum síðan

    Well done Willie. X we sending you love from the UK.x

  6. A Les

    A Les

    12 klukkustundum síðan

    wow yeah !!!

  7. John E

    John E

    14 klukkustundum síðan

    I've been hearing this dude since high school I've been waiting for him to make it

  8. nilson freitas

    nilson freitas

    19 klukkustundum síðan


  9. Yolanda Young

    Yolanda Young

    21 klukkustund síðan

    He can sing

  10. LaToya Barnes

    LaToya Barnes

    21 klukkustund síðan

    Such a humble spirit ❤❤

  11. Joseph Blow

    Joseph Blow

    22 klukkustundum síðan


  12. FireD STAR JK

    FireD STAR JK

    22 klukkustundum síðan

    He aint fat, just filled with pure talent

  13. Bryce D. Anderson

    Bryce D. Anderson

    Degi Síðan síðan

    I'm so happy for this guy. He is going to the top. Seems like a gentle humble soul. Can't wait to hear him again.

  14. Krispy Sellz

    Krispy Sellz

    Degi Síðan síðan

    This guy gives me chills

  15. Dr. Alexander Hamilton

    Dr. Alexander Hamilton

    Degi Síðan síðan

    he won't win and he won't win because of his weight. American Idol is NOT about talent. American Idol is strictly a popularity contest. It's the reason why Jennifer Hudson came in 7th place in 2004 despite clearly being at as good as the winner that year Fantasia Barrino. Let this be a lesson to you in this world. The world rarely promotes people on talent, competence and merit alone. On what effin planet is Jennifer Hudson the 7th best singer? Hell, on what planet is Jasmin Trias a better singer than Jennifer Hudson? It is maddening to see mediocrity routinely get ahead in this country. We are no longer a meritocracy in this country, but a likatocracy with more people getting ahead on likability than merit. This man is clearly the best singer already in this competition, but mark my words, his weight will be held against him and he will NOT win. ***Oh, FYI, This is why "The Voice" was created, to make a show purely about talent & NOT looks and likability.

  16. Frankies honda

    Frankies honda

    Degi Síðan síðan

    Idk why I love his version so damn much ... I felt so at peace when I heard it

  17. Reemz Douglas

    Reemz Douglas

    Degi Síðan síðan

    I love this version better ❤️ @Willie Spence

  18. Michael Covey

    Michael Covey

    Degi Síðan síðan

    I'm voting for him :)

  19. Rez


    Degi Síðan síðan

    Every now and then someone strolls into the audition that can sing better than the whole panel lol

  20. Felix Davies

    Felix Davies

    2 dögum síðan

    it's about time he blows up he's been doing this since highschool

  21. Shelley Willson

    Shelley Willson

    2 dögum síðan

    I love you Willie! Your voice seriously sends chills through me. Thank you so much for sharing your gift. I'm a better person every time I hear you sing.

  22. Brother Panda

    Brother Panda

    2 dögum síðan

    Damn, did we just all go to church for a minute there?

  23. David Massey

    David Massey

    2 dögum síðan

    My favorite

  24. Blake Edmondson

    Blake Edmondson

    2 dögum síðan

    The Lord blessed him so graciously with that voice. The greatest male singer I've ever heard and the winner of American Idol in the biggest landslide in the history of the show. Grace Kinstler is incredible and would win it any other year this dude wasn't there. And then there's Murphy who the clueless judges couldn't figure out is a star

  25. Bear4hair


    2 dögum síðan

    Luke Bryan said yes Immediately before the vote

  26. Bear4hair


    2 dögum síðan

    His version kicked ass!!

  27. Faiz Othman

    Faiz Othman

    3 dögum síðan

    He and his family deserve everything good that life has to offer. Voice sent from above

  28. patch p

    patch p

    3 dögum síðan

    Willie , is one of best singers I've seem in a long time his voice is a gift, just a raw talent that's headed for stardom Wow!!!

  29. Jamie Nelson

    Jamie Nelson

    3 dögum síðan

    That note at 1:40 gave me chillbumps.

  30. Neomi Ferniza

    Neomi Ferniza

    3 dögum síðan

    I swear I could listen to this over and over again!!

  31. Van


    4 dögum síðan

    The diamond man. So cool. I've ever wanted him to go audition. 🥺



    4 dögum síðan


  33. Tanya Cullen-Nakaahiki

    Tanya Cullen-Nakaahiki

    4 dögum síðan


  34. Joshua Arawole

    Joshua Arawole

    4 dögum síðan

    Shit make a song w rod wave pls

  35. L


    4 dögum síðan


  36. Miss Tia

    Miss Tia

    4 dögum síðan

    I saw him the 1st time exactly 3 years ago. Hes so gifted! Greets from Germany ❤️

  37. Eric Wilkins

    Eric Wilkins

    4 dögum síðan

    How can you possibly tathom disliking this?? Does it make it you feel good about your life to dislike this??? Honestly if I saw a person in real life who dislikes this..i would boo them..i would boo thier whole existence..Booo!!

  38. Monique Bell

    Monique Bell

    4 dögum síðan

    I love this guy. I love his voice I’m hoping he wins American idol

  39. L


    4 dögum síðan

    “I’ll be singing diamonds by the way....” shits on EVERYONE. YAAASSSSSSS.

  40. Malakai


    4 dögum síðan

    The MOST talented singer by far! He’ll win. I hope he can drop another 200 pounds & live healthy! YES I said it💯

  41. Nolan Parker

    Nolan Parker

    4 dögum síðan

    God bless his soul 🙏

  42. Dish Washers

    Dish Washers

    4 dögum síðan

    I'm a 27 year old dude (not like it matters) but I teared up watching this, and his high school clip. So beautiful, I don't think about anything else when I'm listening to him. He deserves it!

  43. Jennah Moran

    Jennah Moran

    4 dögum síðan

    He brought tears to my eyes . This man has a beautiful gift !!

  44. J-Brock


    4 dögum síðan

    Why is he even on the show!! If I was able to I'd sign him t o any contract he wanted

  45. brian doga

    brian doga

    5 dögum síðan

    Amazing voice!!

  46. Bre Acolatse

    Bre Acolatse

    5 dögum síðan

    1:23 wowwwww

  47. anthony m

    anthony m

    5 dögum síðan

    Pitch perfect

  48. Charlie Danrick

    Charlie Danrick

    5 dögum síðan

    He sang "Diamonds" because HE IS ONE.

  49. falkne cavalcante

    falkne cavalcante

    5 dögum síðan

    Canta muito

  50. Bertram Tulloch

    Bertram Tulloch

    5 dögum síðan

    Brought me to tears and I don't cry easily

  51. Khaled JM

    Khaled JM

    5 dögum síðan

    He will win

  52. Dixon Gomez

    Dixon Gomez

    5 dögum síðan

    Its going to be between Alyssa Wray, Willie Spence & Grace Kinstler. There's your top 3 with ( unless she fucks up royally or if America is completely retarded ) Alyssa Wray being the winner and Willie Spence being the runner up. And possibly vice versa. Which is not a bold statement, its very obvious those are the top 3.

  53. Marty Ningsih

    Marty Ningsih

    5 dögum síðan

    Everything you do for your family.., God makes you better..

  54. Marty Ningsih

    Marty Ningsih

    5 dögum síðan

    Honestly, I've watches this many times. When I feel down. I Love it, when Willie singing than Rihanna.

  55. Little Lions

    Little Lions

    5 dögum síðan

    His voice when he’s singing.. just makes me cry and feel so free and it made my heart so happy and make me not worry about anything.

  56. Jeffrey Taylor

    Jeffrey Taylor

    5 dögum síðan

    Riff and run KING

  57. BrodyRichard263


    5 dögum síðan

    Lionel is priceless when he cant hold his excitment in is the funniest thing on this planet LMFAO 🤣 they all know the show is rigged because this guy is THE only good singer on this show andnhebwont win because of his appearance..if that's the case I will never watch this shit show again👌

  58. P Thomas

    P Thomas

    5 dögum síðan

    Willie Spence....the next American Idol!!! His voice is like butter on warm bread, like sunshine on a cold day, like the 8th wonder of the world. #CongratulationsWillieSpence

  59. dclas1


    5 dögum síðan

    God Katy Perry shut the F up

  60. Bernetta Morton

    Bernetta Morton

    5 dögum síðan

    It won't take 5 years to win that grammy, Willie! ✨🙏🏼✨

  61. Beyond Mind

    Beyond Mind

    5 dögum síðan

    This guy is a diamond!

  62. Bre Acolatse

    Bre Acolatse

    5 dögum síðan

    2:07 run

  63. Edith Williams

    Edith Williams

    5 dögum síðan

    God bless you willie.

  64. K Johnson

    K Johnson

    5 dögum síðan

    538 haters this guy can sing periodt.....

  65. Kathleen Thursby

    Kathleen Thursby

    6 dögum síðan

    Whhhhheeeeeeew! GOD DAM! Lionel's reaction at the end of the song was priceless and said it all...Lionel threw is hands up and said YES, YES, YES!!! Let's vote! Enough Said..... lol. WINNER RIGHT THERE!

  66. J-Brock


    6 dögum síðan

    I love how Katy was all serious qnd how she talked to him I think was great

  67. Lynx


    6 dögum síðan

    His voice brings so much emotion to whatever song he sings. It is simply beautiful. Amazingly beautiful.

  68. adrestia nyx

    adrestia nyx

    6 dögum síðan

    i got chills

  69. James White

    James White

    6 dögum síðan

    I love this version as well. It touched my heart and it made take a look at myself to leave drugs alone and shine like a diamond

  70. Marquis Long

    Marquis Long

    6 dögum síðan

    I was wanting to hear another song bedsides diamond in the sky because I’ve heard him sing it the most. But dang it he killed it once again!!!!



    6 dögum síðan


  72. Valerie Rosel

    Valerie Rosel

    6 dögum síðan

    When he walks on stage, I start crying. He will win this season. No doubt!

  73. Ahmed Aljarah

    Ahmed Aljarah

    6 dögum síðan

    they must be kidding when they told him to give them a fighting chance !!

  74. zach


    6 dögum síðan

    Very talented😌 Go Willie!!!

  75. Andrew Angel Knight

    Andrew Angel Knight

    6 dögum síðan

    I Love this guy, i have heard his cover of the song like are thousand times.

  76. Fede B

    Fede B

    6 dögum síðan

    Damn bro you killed this

  77. Catharine De Souza

    Catharine De Souza

    6 dögum síðan

    OMG 😍

  78. Yvette Bernard

    Yvette Bernard

    6 dögum síðan

    Beautiful voice ma darling

  79. Cynthia Burris

    Cynthia Burris

    6 dögum síðan

    He's so above American Idol. Can I get an amen!!!

  80. Desiree Kuschel

    Desiree Kuschel

    6 dögum síðan

    U need to sing fall for u everything by Keke Wyatt

    • Desiree Kuschel

      Desiree Kuschel

      6 dögum síðan


  81. victor sazon

    victor sazon

    6 dögum síðan

    better that original version

  82. Lakiesha Tucker

    Lakiesha Tucker

    6 dögum síðan


  83. Madison Telfer

    Madison Telfer

    6 dögum síðan

    I tear up every time he sings

    • Patrick Kearns

      Patrick Kearns

      6 dögum síðan

      I do too.

  84. Choco Crumb

    Choco Crumb

    6 dögum síðan

    Gives me goosebumps... bravo!

  85. Alexandre Ferreira

    Alexandre Ferreira

    7 dögum síðan

    He Ain’t fat, he is full of Talent!!! 🤍🤍

  86. Mckzie _

    Mckzie _

    7 dögum síðan

    Willy is an amazing human

  87. laayaah Goodwin

    laayaah Goodwin

    7 dögum síðan

    You hear that Willie, an UNDENIABLE STAR baby only up from here 🥺💜💜

  88. Nams Kara

    Nams Kara

    7 dögum síðan

    I love you, thanks for your voice,j from Paris

  89. Anuradha Wijewardene

    Anuradha Wijewardene

    7 dögum síðan

    Best judge panel I have ever witnessed in shows like this....

  90. Pampi Morandante

    Pampi Morandante

    7 dögum síðan

    OMG! Almost everyday, I am watching this! WOOOHHHH the best

  91. ramma jaya

    ramma jaya

    7 dögum síðan


  92. G W

    G W

    7 dögum síðan

    1:23 Magic

  93. Saifur Chowdhury

    Saifur Chowdhury

    7 dögum síðan

    Hes too good to be on this show, but im glad he did because he deserves all the recognition he deserves. When i saw this guy years ago i wished that he would enter a singing show. He really is on a different level from anyone

  94. Joshie102


    7 dögum síðan

    I hope he makes it to the finals, or even wins. His voice is incredible. I remember seeing the viral video online of him singing and so when I saw him on American idol, I was so proud for him.

  95. Ayomikun Faith

    Ayomikun Faith

    7 dögum síðan

    You are sent from heaven.

  96. zain trevis

    zain trevis

    7 dögum síðan

    Imagine giving Lionel Richie chills 😎😎😎

  97. Deryck Lamont

    Deryck Lamont

    7 dögum síðan

    This is beautifully chilling, amazing.

  98. Angel Fitzgerald

    Angel Fitzgerald

    7 dögum síðan

    I’d be so amazing if Beyoncé signed him, he’s pure talent🥰

  99. Big Ben

    Big Ben

    7 dögum síðan

    He is much better than this peopel hahaha...

  100. Greg DaGawd

    Greg DaGawd

    8 dögum síðan

    It's so unfair he's on here. His voice is truly magical and his version of this song on ISboths is way better than the original. He even killed one of tank songs too.