Not A Dry Eye In Sight! Ash Ruder Performs An Original Song For Her Dad - American Idol 2021

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Ash Ruder and her dad have been through some difficult times together, but that doesn’t stop Ash from gushing over him being a “source of inspiration” for her music. After the judges find out that Ash is about to audition with an original song she wrote about her dad, one that he’s never heard before, they invite him to come in and listen. A beautiful moment is shared between Ash and her father, followed by multiple compliments from Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie. Lionel tells Ash that she has “found the only subject that does not go out of style: love.” Three yeses from the judges and Ash is headed to Hollywood!
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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.

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  • Pamela S

    Pamela S

    22 саат мурун

    Wow! She’s amazing and a great story teller and sang about real life

  • Cowabunga dude!

    Cowabunga dude!

    Күн мурун

    how many cushions does ma boy Lionel need? haha
    also, very good song.

  • klaas theo vaak

    klaas theo vaak

    2 күн мурун

    wowowowowoowow Ash - overwhelmed with emotion goooosebumps

  • mutang Padan

    mutang Padan

    2 күн мурун

    I didn’t care if she got the yeses. As long as it helped her dad restore hope in himself to change and build up Ashes career and their family relationship, I’m more than happy for them.

  • Sujan Basnet

    Sujan Basnet

    2 күн мурун

    When her dad started to cry my eye was full of water

  • Robert Velasco

    Robert Velasco

    2 күн мурун

    So touching and inspiring!

  • Jewelz04


    2 күн мурун

    Omg i am bawling 😭😭

  • Francesco Sisto

    Francesco Sisto

    3 күн мурун

    If i had a daughter i would like her to be just like this gorgeous, talented, beautiful, kind hearted, lovely young lady. You are so lucky Dad, to have her.

  • Vivienne Marsden

    Vivienne Marsden

    5 күн мурун

    I am in tears that's me and my dad but we both had addictions mine started when he got sober 45 years ago and that's how old I am. I am clean 2 years and getting stronger with my dad having my bck from day 1.

  • Jenny Clark

    Jenny Clark

    5 күн мурун

    I wish I could like this a million times.. Beautiful song, beautiful voice and just Beautiful inside and out

  • Debbie Hill

    Debbie Hill

    6 күн мурун

    I'm so glad that they were able to overcome their past. It is true healing for both of them.

  • Lydia Vsistcucyosgwcohcjoxoydtis

    Lydia Vsistcucyosgwcohcjoxoydtis

    6 күн мурун

    3:07 I'm not lying, the first time I heard this song, I literally burst into tears in my bedroom.

  • Belle Fowler

    Belle Fowler

    6 күн мурун

    I've never connected so much to a song or family. For the first 14 years of my life my dad was on just about everything. Anything he could get his hands on. Everyone was very patient and supportive and one day he called my sisters and I into the bathroom and flushed everything that was left. The withdrawals lasted about 8 months but I've never been so proud. I look up to him for his strength. For being able to do that for his family. My dad and I have never had a stronger relationship than we have for the past 4 years.

  • Maiyank Shah

    Maiyank Shah

    6 күн мурун

    Who else is bawling 😭 no words just god bless you

  • Christopher Pippin

    Christopher Pippin

    7 күн мурун

    She's awesome she can win American Idol this year easily

  • Lexi Lou

    Lexi Lou

    7 күн мурун

    Why haven't I've seen. Her on A.I????

  • Lucy Anna Nixon

    Lucy Anna Nixon

    8 күн мурун

    Hours a day

  • Lucy Anna Nixon

    Lucy Anna Nixon

    8 күн мурун


  • Brooks Sam

    Brooks Sam

    8 күн мурун

    Your daughter loves you very much both of you love one another

  • Regina O'Sullivan

    Regina O'Sullivan

    9 күн мурун

    Wow no money would fix it but daughter and father will💚

  • kimhemm1105


    9 күн мурун

    I know this isn't about the performance, but This story hits home with me & my son. I can feel Ash's Dad's pain 100%. & understand her pain as well. I wish more than anything that I could learn to forgive myself for spending more time drinking & drugging than I did with my son. My son says he forgives me, but it seems now that he is older (38 yrs old) that it really did affect our relationship even tho he has never admitted it. I envy the relationship they have now, & I wish that I could be feeling what her Dad felt while she sang this song to him. He is a very lucky man & she is one heck of a young lady with a gorgeous voice & so much talent. Thanks to American Idol for sharing this entire moment. BEST AUDITION EVER!!!

  • Martin Nosek

    Martin Nosek

    10 күн мурун

    Can you send me whole text someone please? 🙏❤️

  • Crisemma Varela

    Crisemma Varela

    10 күн мурун

    bless her

  • Hanlie Gropp

    Hanlie Gropp

    10 күн мурун

    So lovely and beautiful. Blessings to this dad and daughter. 💜👌🇿🇦

  • thechelseachannel


    10 күн мурун

    This is so beautiful I’m crying

  • kelly DB

    kelly DB

    10 күн мурун

    Will this come out on spotify by any chance, am in the mood for this song on repeat 🥺

  • Darrell Robbins

    Darrell Robbins

    11 күн мурун

    Most beautiful!



    11 күн мурун

    After all that, what if they turned her down?
    Lol....i live for awkward moments.



    11 күн мурун

    Wow...she uses a audition to put the ultimate guilt trip on him.

  • AP


    11 күн мурун

    lol first world sentimental nonsense

  • Abhishek Pratap

    Abhishek Pratap

    11 күн мурун

    I can relate to this so badly, seeing my father doing stuff and coming home late, which I could not understand why he is doing when I was a teenager, but now he is sober for past 3+years and I saw a side of him I couldn't even imagine he had.
    Thank you for the song.❤️

  • Martin Campbell

    Martin Campbell

    11 күн мурун

    It's a slightly more unusual dynamic of the child always being there for the parent through the good times and the bad. One thing is for sure - that young lady is a truly wonderful daughter and a wonderful human being. God bless her and her dad ❤️

  • Jessica T

    Jessica T

    12 күн мурун

    " there's apart of him there now that I never saw before". Man that got me! I feel that and hope one day I'll be able to finally see apart of my mom that I know is there but I've never got to see yet.

  • Tom Zart

    Tom Zart

    12 күн мурун

    Someday they shall dig my hole in the ground
    In an old-fashioned graveyard just outside of town.
    The trees there are ancient and so are the stones
    The people beneath them are just dust and bones.
    The last time I went there with a fistful of flowers
    I took the time to reminisce for one or two hours.
    I looked at the carvings, on granddad’s gravestone
    "Here lies an outcast who died all alone."
    A robber of trains, and a buster of banks
    He took all their money and never said thanks.
    Then there was grandma who taught Sunday school
    She said that Satan had made him a fool.
    My mom and dad lie there side by side
    I remembered the fire the night they died.
    Then there was you, dear, who I love most of all.
    I sure wish your heaven had waited to call.
    I’m getting old now and most my bones creak
    It even hurts me just to walk down the street.
    I'm so feeble, I'm ready to go
    I pray for reunion with all those I know.
    Lord, won't you grant me a favor of sort
    Please send me your angles to take me to court.
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  • Corey Elder

    Corey Elder

    13 күн мурун

    Love this! Recovery is real and this family gets it! This is great stuff young lady! Go for the gold!

  • Tom Zart

    Tom Zart

    13 күн мурун

    A good tune paints a picture
    For both your heart and brain.
    It doesn't need a second chance
    To make its meaning plain.
    A good song like the flower
    The lily or the rose.
    God plants it in a poet's brain
    And there its beauty grows.
    A good tune like a cardinal
    Is pregnant with song.
    You can’t help but hear its message
    As it sings what's right or wrong.
    A good song helps us remember
    What the joys of life are for.
    It makes us want to love someone
    Till death comes knocking the door.
    By Tom Zart
    Most Published Poet On The Web
    Tom’s 1,650 Poems Are Free To Share!
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  • Paula Osborne

    Paula Osborne

    13 күн мурун

    Crying like a baby here!!!

  • genlan1


    13 күн мурун

    what a beautifull momment........... however...... I do feel some of the lyrics were a dig at the father....I know she didn't mean it to be.....

  • Tonya Hunt

    Tonya Hunt

    13 күн мурун


  • Pauline Warren

    Pauline Warren

    14 күн мурун

    Forgiveness is the greatest gift of all Amen 🙏🏻

  • Jim Turpin

    Jim Turpin

    14 күн мурун


  • Nelly Nellz

    Nelly Nellz

    15 күн мурун

    Real tears 😢😢😢

  • SirGr3mIin


    15 күн мурун


  • Alice Evans

    Alice Evans

    15 күн мурун

    I thought this was just click bait... I was wrong

  • Omar Massey

    Omar Massey

    16 күн мурун

    Dammit whose cutting those onions! 😭😭❤❤

  • Michel Hebou

    Michel Hebou

    16 күн мурун

    Beautiful girl

  • Diana Parsons

    Diana Parsons

    16 күн мурун

    Wow amazing

  • Goldilocks67 RIP

    Goldilocks67 RIP

    16 күн мурун

    Wow, she's amazing, and she loves him. May she be the reason he remains sober. God bless them both 🙏

  • Julie McMahon

    Julie McMahon

    16 күн мурун

    How are there dislikes for this?

  • Jaideep Rai

    Jaideep Rai

    16 күн мурун

    Just plain awesome. No words to describe what that Lil soul went through. Forgiveness is everything.

  • Joyce Shealy

    Joyce Shealy

    17 күн мурун

    Dad! We all been there
    U are a fabulous man or she wudnt be there!

  • Martin Williams

    Martin Williams

    17 күн мурун

    'We're just kids wondering...' - heartbreaking. How come we didn't see her anymore? Did she drop out of the competition?

  • Ron Duff

    Ron Duff

    17 күн мурун

    Well , there went a gallon of tears ..

  • madeline baudouin

    madeline baudouin

    17 күн мурун

    It begins at 3:12

  • Lilly St.jacques

    Lilly St.jacques

    17 күн мурун


  • Gloria Neiswender

    Gloria Neiswender

    17 күн мурун

    It is a heart breaking experience not to be grown up with a father, I am one, I pray for ! Congratulations to this wonderful young lady , brave and beautiful from the heart.

  • Noel & Kimberlee Dent

    Noel & Kimberlee Dent

    17 күн мурун

    Where is the real Katie??

  • Paula Bruce

    Paula Bruce

    17 күн мурун

    Beautiful song n amazing voice xx

  • Dean Porter

    Dean Porter

    17 күн мурун

    Damn she is good

  • JC Cyr

    JC Cyr

    17 күн мурун


  • Alec Jordan Seekola

    Alec Jordan Seekola

    18 күн мурун

    The most emotional song I have ever heard, Yiu made me cry for my childrens' sake. Love you Ash!

  • Janet Jorgen

    Janet Jorgen

    18 күн мурун

    what a beautiful family, what a beautiful song - and ooooooooooh Im in absolutely tears. THAT touched me to bits. What a talent of a storyteller and singer

  • Nana onie McGhee

    Nana onie McGhee

    18 күн мурун

    Sometimes we have to forgive and put the past behind you the ugly times in your life so you can let it go instead of eating you inside for rest of your life so you can move on and grow somethings in life can be truly hard pending what your destiny is. You will never forget the hurt and pain but you can forgive xxx or if you forever carry the past with you nothing will bring you happiness as you will always carry the baggage throughout rest of your life being stuck still in the past eating you inside mentally and emotionally

  • Jahrett Degroodt

    Jahrett Degroodt

    18 күн мурун

    I miss my dad 😔😔

  • klarhiz Lozano

    klarhiz Lozano

    18 күн мурун

    We need this song in Spotify ♥️

  • Jenny Adams

    Jenny Adams

    18 күн мурун

    cool Awesome "Hear the music "!!

  • Ethan keenan

    Ethan keenan

    18 күн мурун

    I feel her pain my mum was nearly a borderline alcoholic and I got tired and wound up until I eventually told her to stop bursting out into tears 😢 I'm glad she stopped now 5 years later now she's more healthy but drinking on a,special occasion never hurts

  • Craig Kearns

    Craig Kearns

    19 күн мурун

    Wow, just wow.

  • Raylee Brown

    Raylee Brown

    19 күн мурун

    Wish I was watching this in the rain then outside I wouldn’t be sitting here blinking so much ... where’s my tissues all too AMAZING 🥲

  • Just a Small Town Girl

    Just a Small Town Girl

    19 күн мурун

    She sounds like a literal Disney princess

  • jim scheer

    jim scheer

    19 күн мурун


  • ToadSauce


    20 күн мурун

    We can all thank Grace Vanderwaal for blowing the lid off artists being allowed to perform original music on these shows.

    • ToadSauce


      Күн мурун

      @William Cronin Willie! It’s been so long! When did you get out?

    • William Cronin

      William Cronin

      2 күн мурун

      Gag me with a spoon. Grace Vanderwaal voice is horrendous, void of any talent!

    • Janette Chumley

      Janette Chumley

      11 күн мурун

      Love Grace still! She’s so great!!

    • Full Sned

      Full Sned

      15 күн мурун


  • Veta Khamo

    Veta Khamo

    20 күн мурун

  • mbrizknits


    20 күн мурун

    That was beautiful



    20 күн мурун

    Awesome song! Brought tears to my eyes

  • keith stewart

    keith stewart

    20 күн мурун

    One thing I know about broken homes and growing up without a father is the kids are the most amazing resilient people who just want a family and won't hold grudges so fathers out there try to find your children because they're waiting for your love

  • gerry oneill

    gerry oneill

    21 күн мурун


  • Sherry Johnson

    Sherry Johnson

    21 күн мурун

    Bravo 👏 little lady, I'm so overwhelmed with joy for the beautiful spirit you are. Your a significant reflection of inspiration and in your song 🎵 you can literally see through the window of your beautiful soul. I really don't know how you sang that song so well because it was tear dropping and the way you touched me and so many others is a wonderful blessing. Keep shining ANGEL and keep on singing, you're great 👍 👍

  • King Slippers

    King Slippers

    21 күн мурун

    Sad story.. does she sing?

  • Cody Alexander

    Cody Alexander

    21 күн мурун

    I wonder what its like to have that feeling with your dad, or parents at that matter. It’s so lovely!!

  • Jose Angelo

    Jose Angelo

    21 күн мурун

    I am in love 😍😍😍😍

  • Lor’s Adventures

    Lor’s Adventures

    21 күн мурун

    We think were in control but nature has a way of reminding us that it’s alright either way

  • Priya Das

    Priya Das

    22 күн мурун


  • Alice Hall

    Alice Hall

    22 күн мурун

    💕 今後は気をライブ配信の再編ありがとうです!この日のライブ配信は、かならりやばかったですね!1万人を超える人が見ていたもん(笑)やっぱり人参最高!まさかのカメラ切り忘れでやら1かしたのもドキドキでした, 🔥
    在整個人類歷史上,強者,富人和具有狡猾特質的人捕食部落,氏族,城鎮,城市和鄉村中的弱者,無`'守和貧窮成%員。然而,人類的生存意願迫使那些被拒絕,被剝奪或摧毀的基本需求的人們找到了一種生活方式,並繼續將其DNA融入不斷發展的人類社會。. 說到食物,不要以為那些被拒絕的人只吃垃圾。相反,他們學會了在被忽視的肉類和蔬菜中尋找營養。他們學會了清潔,切塊,調味和慢燉慢燉的野菜和肉類,在食品市場上被忽略的部分家用蔬菜和肉類,並且學會了使用芳香的木煙
    (如山核桃 🔥

  • Micheal Lee

    Micheal Lee

    22 күн мурун

    Didn't make me cry..let reward the drug addict with a song yeah

  • Notfrom Thisworld

    Notfrom Thisworld

    22 күн мурун

    Wow speechless , that was a special song

  • Kevin Worley

    Kevin Worley

    22 күн мурун

    That was awesome

  • Ricky & Darian

    Ricky & Darian

    22 күн мурун

    Hannah Brown, is that you?

  • pkmetzger


    22 күн мурун

    Dad was fighting his own demons.

  • Janohan Senial

    Janohan Senial

    22 күн мурун

    Nice idol congrats.

  • Corey Luebke

    Corey Luebke

    24 күн мурун

    She’s a winner. No matter what. Incredible young lady

  • Violet Yurkiw

    Violet Yurkiw

    24 күн мурун

    She has a wonderful voice a wonderful spirit and she is gorgeous keep singing my angel.

  • Andrea Clark

    Andrea Clark

    24 күн мурун

    Considerazioni ideologiche di ordine superiore, nonche il vettore di base dello sviluppo, rivelano l'urgente necessita di forme di influenza. All'improvviso, vengono smascherati elementi del processo politico.🤩
    Tendo em conta a atual conjuntura internacional, a metodologia de desenvolvimento moderna desempenha um papel decisivo nas direcoes de um desenvolvimento progressivo. Somos forcados a partir do fato de que o fortalecimento e o desenvolvimento da estrutura interna e uma experiencia interessante para testar outras direcoes de desenvolvimento.Em particular, o fortalecimento e desenvolvimento da estrutura interna nao deixa chance para as posicoes assumidas pelos participantes em relacao as tarefas definidas! O alto nivel de envolvimento dos representantes do publico-alvo e uma prova clara de um fato simples: a consulta a um amplo ativo e um estagio qualitativamente novo de raciocinio cuidadoso!

  • Airzillarocks


    24 күн мурун

    With two daughters in college, who are successful, beautiful, smart, compassionate, and possessing of immense heart this tune and experience wrecked me but I know that my love for them is infinite - Since they were introduced into the world I've always been there for them - I did not have such a life but knew deep in my soul I would be a better man for my family if I was ever blessed enough to have one - I'm not sure what I did along the way over the years to deserve the life I have now but I am forever grateful to have them in my life, always and forever... \m/

  • Dennis Taft

    Dennis Taft

    24 күн мурун

    Okay, now I'm a mess!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Michi&Madi Forever

    Michi&Madi Forever

    24 күн мурун

    So stupid they only pick you if you’ve got a sad story that they can do a skit on before you sing.

  • Kobe Bryant

    Kobe Bryant

    25 күн мурун

    Wow that was great, what a wonderful gift for her dad

  • Mauro Jose

    Mauro Jose

    25 күн мурун


  • marvic mayoga

    marvic mayoga

    25 күн мурун

    🥰💯. Lucky are those who live with their father. Coz I didn't experiences it while growing up.

  • Martha Ventures

    Martha Ventures

    25 күн мурун

    Wow. I just cried..🥲That was beautiful