Grab Your Tissues! Ronda Felton Makes Lionel Richie Cry! – American Idol 2021

Grab Your Tissues! Ronda Felton Makes Lionel Richie Cry! – American Idol 2021

Ronda Felton has faced some challenging times throughout her life, but nothing has taken away from her kind, loving spirit. Ronda absolutely blows the judges away with her rendition of “One Night Only” by Jennifer Hudson, as Lionel is moved to tears by Ronda’s performance. Katy Perry tells Ronda: “You don’t have to be strong. You just have to be Ronda and that will take you all the way.” We’re beyond excited to see what Ronda has in store for Hollywood Week!

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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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60 Responses

  1. Skye Maclachlan says:

    Lionel is such a wise and kind man. And Ronda has a great gift. I hope she goes all the way in this competition!

  2. Elijah Allen says:

    I went to school with Ronda, I’ve seen her sing live, she deserves this

  3. Karson H says:

    We all need a Lionel Richie in our lives. He’s been so compassionate, caring, genuine and authentic this season. So refreshing from the industry that normally always put up a front or character

  4. Wee Woo says:

    She seems like she gives nothing but love to the people around her. She is a gem, and we must protect her at all costs.

  5. Mhat’Z D'torre says:

    Lionel is not only a legend but he’s always had a big heart of compassion,, i can feel how he is so eagerly to give his genuine hug to the mother & daughter, but it seems there were unseen cage between Lionel to them..yeah social distancing =))
    God bless you Lionel

  6. Milena S says:

    Didn’t wanna start my morning with tears dancing on my face, but here we are

  7. Kitkat Brasier says:

    When Lionel said “god provides a crack in the wall, just enough crack.” I cried a river. Cuz his word hits me passionately and romantically.

    • Diamond Nova says:


    • Fay Falcon says:

      Lionel was being prophetic. Because he’s 💯 correct. When God gives you a “ green light” you don’t hesitate. You walk through that door 🚪 with confidence. I wish her all the best💯❤️

  8. Keeton Alden says:

    This touched me more than any of the auditions. I hope she goes so far.

  9. Earth Gabriel says:

    Is it just me or when she started singing and look at her eyes I see pain and sadness like it makes me cry a lot while she sings 😭😭❤️❤️❤️ I love her so much ❤️

  10. Katkat Muñoz says:

    More than the story, she is really talented. Hope she can go far in the competition.❤

  11. Eric Tingkingco says:

    Nobody knows that Lionel Richie is a gem on this show, he’s well experienced in the show biz, he has a golden heart. Salute for you sir.

  12. faye gavin says:

    I can’t stop crying. This is so beautiful. A Mother and Daughter’s bond, unbreakable! May GOD Bless them! Lionel Richie is definitely the GOAT.

  13. Shameka Joseph says:

    Yes she has a beautiful voice hands down but did anyone else notice how beautiful that young lady is?😍

  14. Milly Jimenez says:

    This girl is going to win
    She irradiates success 🌿

  15. kinyobisan says:

    Ronda said her mom felt like she failed. Actually, her mom is an example of never giving up. That’s not failure. Happy for both of them!

  16. DORIS SARGEANT says:

    Lionel Ritchie is showing all the men in the world, that its ok to be sensitive, and cry when you feel it in your soul, when you’re touched by an emotional story or a beautiful singing voice. That’s such a wonderful thing to see. You go Lionel!

    • Deborah Barry says:

      Yes, Lionel is such a role model for males.

    • Asta S says:

      Your right I’m a sensitive guy very sensitive and I’ve never wanted to hide it and seeing Lionel getting emotional shows that guys can be sensitive and tough because being sensitive means you are tough

  17. cl says:

    Instead of crying in front of this kind of story on tv, people should think before they elect people who do not give a damn about poor people.

  18. Jit 8 says:

    Imagine if she won, it would be like a movie!

  19. Jenna Karpe says:

    This got me choked up. Being homeless and then singing in front of celebrities. This is the American Dream. Keep it alive and well 🇺🇸

  20. TimeBucks says:

    She has such a beautiful voice

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