Grace Kinstler's Powerful Voice Brought Luke Bryan To Tears - American Idol 2021


Grace Kinstler reflects on losing her dad unexpectedly and shares how he motivates her to keep going when things get tough. In the American Idol audition room, Grace blows the judges away with her rendition of “Natural Woman” by Arthea Franklin. Luke Bryan even tells Grace her audition is right up there with the Kelly Clarkson and Jennifer Hudson auditions! Watch here to see Grace’s performance that gave Katy Perry chills!
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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.


  • Jeremy JDFinsFan Hagen
    Jeremy JDFinsFan Hagen5 uur geleden

    Wow! ⭐️

  • Pieces of April Rose
    Pieces of April Rose11 uur geleden

    Ryan is starting to look like his own dad

  • B Reagan
    B Reagan19 uur geleden

    Holy crap, listen to her next song. Girl you rock !!! Flawless

  • B Reagan
    B Reagan19 uur geleden

    She's is amazing. Precious too 🙏🏻🙏🏻😍

  • DoctorPretorious616
    DoctorPretorious61620 uur geleden

    I'm primarily a metalhead who isn't a regular American Idol and doesn't listen to modern pop, but Grace Kinstler floored me here, she is a talented and gorgeous young lady with a powerful voice; and a beautiful pear shape and stunning Earth Goddess hips!!! She absolutely nailed her rendition of "Natural Woman", her father would be proud of the woman she has become.

  • Savaiianteine
    SavaiianteineDag geleden

    Wow!!! She's so talented.

  • mrs law-ly
    mrs law-lyDag geleden

    and we have the next winner !!! amazing voice !!!

  • amanda naasko
    amanda naaskoDag geleden

    Perfect audition

  • Jeff Murphy
    Jeff MurphyDag geleden

    Grace, first and foremost I'm sorry for the loss of your dad. May the Lord bless you and keep you. I know he is the proudest dad in heaven. I have enjoyed following you because you are incredibly talented. Wow. Chills everytime you sing. Just promise yourself one thing, not me, yourself. That you'll keep your eyes on Jesus and stay humble and grateful throughout your career. God Bless you on your journey. Sincerely in Christ Love, Jeff Murphy of Fieldale Va.

  • tammy welch
    tammy welchDag geleden

    I just love Grace so talented and beautiful inside and out!!!

  • corrine alexander
    corrine alexanderDag geleden

    still don't understand why they even asked for a second song. but dang im glad they did. loveeee her

  • Kittie Kellie
    Kittie KellieDag geleden

    That’s a medical condition she’s got and I hope she can fix it. Her health is at risk.

  • the love witch
    the love witchDag geleden

    Why is Katy being such a bitter bitch this season? Who the hell is this washed up pop star to critique this perfect woman and her even more perfect voice????

  • Yuvaan Ibanez
    Yuvaan Ibanez2 dagen geleden

    Bruh my brother and I were friends with her at Berklee music camp when she was 16, she’s just as good as I remember my god

  • Tricia Williams
    Tricia Williams2 dagen geleden


  • Brad Crawford
    Brad Crawford2 dagen geleden

    Wow, am I the ONLY one that comes back to watch this over, probably 10+ times now for me. Ya need a pick me up, just watch this SPECIAL Grace Kinstler American Idol moment. I LOVE these judges 😉

  • Deborah Blake
    Deborah Blake2 dagen geleden

    She is so talented!

  • B B
    B B2 dagen geleden

    If she doesnt sing over on some part, she will be a perfect singer.

  • Paulina _Grubyte
    Paulina _Grubyte2 dagen geleden

    I can’t listen to stories like these because I have a dad who had a really bad year, they found a tumour on his kidney which they removed from surgery and close after that he was diagnosed with prostate cancer stage 4. I sat through every appointment of many other medical reasons and radiotherapy with him and it just really hard sometimes.

  • Melissa Jamroz
    Melissa Jamroz3 dagen geleden

    Lovely person.

  • sigfried caban
    sigfried caban3 dagen geleden

    If she doesn't win American idol is rigged

  • babyboylovesmusic
    babyboylovesmusic3 dagen geleden

    I think she's great. She is probably my favorite voice this season. I will say the contestants are much better this year.

  • Juan Cruz
    Juan Cruz3 dagen geleden

    I'm so sorry for you and your family ur so beautiful he's there with you now u gonna win the whole show

  • My My
    My My3 dagen geleden

    So someone singing a song brought tears to Luke Bryan's eyes. But I'll bet locked up, forced labor Uyghurs in China don't do a damn thing to his emotions!

  • Nata Gos
    Nata Gos3 dagen geleden

    the IDOL 2021 is WAVING

  • Madison Halla
    Madison Halla4 dagen geleden

    Ok Kelly Clarkson audition was amazing but this one was ten times better!

  • Brave New Me
    Brave New Me4 dagen geleden

    I need more of this woman's voice in my life!

  • Irene C.
    Irene C.4 dagen geleden

    Wow. 😱

  • Michael Loder
    Michael Loder4 dagen geleden

    this goes out to the Judges and the executive producer, Simon Fuller. I started watching idol season 4, and you have done a great job with judges, but the past 4 seasons have been a goldmine especially this season, Lionel, Katy and Luke, the BEST judges by far, do not change them, unless they are legends, you see in my eyes right now your are beating the VOICE as far as competition is concerned.... but this seasons singers Grace, Alyssa and cast are up there with Carrie and Kelly. this is the best season ever.....GO GRACE....

  • Cindy Southern
    Cindy Southern5 dagen geleden

    Made me cry too. She’s so amazing. My fav.

  • Marian Yulo
    Marian Yulo5 dagen geleden

    My condolences to you may he Rest In Peace . You’re voice is awesome girl you can sing !!!!

  • Lewis Edwards
    Lewis Edwards6 dagen geleden

    I dont even know what to say. American Idol hasn’t had anything CLOSE to this kind of talent in years.

  • Ambient Soul
    Ambient Soul6 dagen geleden

    I really love everything about Grace. ❤️She’s un-afraid. Embodies her name. Her voice! Bring it home woman!!

  • Vickie Stegall
    Vickie Stegall6 dagen geleden

    That baby can't sing she can SANGGGGGGGGGGG🥺😍❤

  • Kay G
    Kay G7 dagen geleden

    How can she not win? She is perfection. I am in love with her.

  • Julie Victoria
    Julie Victoria7 dagen geleden

    FAT ALL OVER1111111111111111111111WEIGHT WATCHERS......

  • Shirley Bread
    Shirley Bread7 dagen geleden

    I still can't stop watching this amazing audition.

  • Aridia Martin
    Aridia Martin7 dagen geleden

    The second song was WOW 💯💯💯

  • Jonathan 'Vijon' Garth
    Jonathan 'Vijon' Garth7 dagen geleden

    She's incredible and reminds me of Jessica Simpson for some reason.

  • Janette ettenaj
    Janette ettenaj7 dagen geleden

    Pretty with a beautiful voice just wow....

  • damaxpowerway
    damaxpowerway8 dagen geleden

    "Sing Aretha Franklin like her better than I've ever heard it, like I've never heard Aretha Franklin before." Grace Kinstler: easy peesy. : Breaks the Sound Barrier, shatters expectations, owns the entire history of voice talent competitions at age 20..

  • damaxpowerway
    damaxpowerway8 dagen geleden

    When the judge grills the astonishing singer to give her the singing challenge of all singing challenges and you slay it. Game over. They should've made her the winner right there.

  • Velinda Hedges
    Velinda Hedges8 dagen geleden

    What an amazing performance and your dad was with you sweetheart all the way xx

  • Nicholas Bogosian
    Nicholas Bogosian8 dagen geleden

    Wow, she really did sing natural woman like it was her own.

  • Silvia Walbon
    Silvia Walbon8 dagen geleden

    I love her art America’s Adele. Naturally

  • Tommy Bad
    Tommy Bad9 dagen geleden

    How an earth she SO curvy and big in the bottom half and normal in the top half? 👀 Anyway best female singer in the competition by a mile

  • R B

    R B

    3 dagen geleden

    Pear shape. Beautiful lady

  • kainoam031
    kainoam0319 dagen geleden

    This is beyond incredible beyond words. I would be speechless if I was graced by her voice.

  • Brenda Johnson
    Brenda Johnson9 dagen geleden

    Gorgeous girl with such an amazing voice.

  • Yolanda Young
    Yolanda Young9 dagen geleden

    Hey voice is like wow

  • Gretchen G
    Gretchen G10 dagen geleden

    Dear god she is STUNNING! Utterly incredible.

  • Faithdestinyhope Gonzalez
    Faithdestinyhope Gonzalez10 dagen geleden

    Phenomenal and truly amazing may she be blessed in her journey.

  • Siobhán Pretty
    Siobhán Pretty10 dagen geleden

    she got me crying on the toilet 😭

  • Herry Golu
    Herry Golu10 dagen geleden

    She was hard to sing the high part this part in 4:34 minutes

  • Herry Golu
    Herry Golu10 dagen geleden

    She became more stunning when she sing this again duet with

  • I AM Jovan Jones 12-8
    I AM Jovan Jones 12-811 dagen geleden

    Girl, your father is SOOOO PROUD and so is Chicago! I am HONORED that a BEAUTIFUL girl like this is from my home town! We had to bury our AMAZING 28 yr of age “ SUN” Sha’Quille on his father’s birthday Feb 8, 2020, so our CONDOLENCES to you regarding your father! 🌹

  • Jimmy Dykes
    Jimmy Dykes11 dagen geleden

    If that s what you like to listen too far as Im thank you

  • Bare Foot Fishing
    Bare Foot Fishing11 dagen geleden

    I think my couch turned around

  • Zach
    Zach11 dagen geleden

    Oddly enough I had a dream about Aretha Franklin last night and discovered this video today! I'm blown away by this woman's voice. She's beyond American Idol... this is a once in a generation level talent. Win or lose I can't wait to hear more.

  • TheE4kid
    TheE4kid11 dagen geleden


  • Sarah Johnson
    Sarah Johnson12 dagen geleden

    I keep repeating this. I’m so obsessed with her and singing

  • Joshua Wesley
    Joshua Wesley12 dagen geleden

    She has one of the best voices on American Idol ever!!

  • Step Alfonso
    Step Alfonso13 dagen geleden

    Idk why but she reminds me of Ella Henderson

  • me shycasc
    me shycasc13 dagen geleden

    such smart choices, oh damn

  • Julia Ng
    Julia Ng13 dagen geleden

    shes gotta shine!

  • Sarah Johnson
    Sarah Johnson13 dagen geleden

    My favorite

  • Dixon Gomez
    Dixon Gomez14 dagen geleden

    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.

  • krazy k
    krazy k14 dagen geleden

    wow how does she sit in those chairs .. shakira jealous

  • ManFrom Rome
    ManFrom Rome14 dagen geleden

    Is that the "Unbreakable" song in the background while the judges were giving their comments?

  • Pat Jones
    Pat Jones14 dagen geleden

    I was thinking I would vote for Alyssa however this gal has won me over....I believe she will be in the top 5.....if not win 💝

  • Dolphin 2121
    Dolphin 212114 dagen geleden

    Wow! What a beautiful voice.

  • Katie Maggioli
    Katie Maggioli14 dagen geleden

    Team Leo 😎🙌🏼

  • Amanda
    Amanda14 dagen geleden

    Watched her audition in a compilation and had to listen to her again. Had my mum watch the whole audition and it brought her to tears. Absolutely amazing voice!! Her dad would be so proud of her!

  • S. E. C-R
    S. E. C-R14 dagen geleden

    After Carrie Underwood won (2005) I became less and less impressed with Idol contestants talent, the last full season I watched was Kris Allen (2009). Nobody has been able to match Carrie Underwood’s voice in my mind... Then this pops up in my NLdron feed telling me I need to give it another chance. This girl just blew me away!!

  • Leah Miralles
    Leah Miralles15 dagen geleden

    Okay. She. Must. Win.

  • Devin Schroder
    Devin Schroder15 dagen geleden

    This performance touched with a piece of the sacred. It was THAT good.

  • Fede B
    Fede B15 dagen geleden

    Sheshhhhhh 🔥

  • James Bell
    James Bell15 dagen geleden

    #SoulisInvisible 👑🥲

  • Penny Gentry
    Penny Gentry15 dagen geleden


  • Charles Fuentes
    Charles Fuentes15 dagen geleden

    WOW! What an act...

  • john stevens
    john stevens15 dagen geleden


  • sean buckner
    sean buckner15 dagen geleden

    I have goosebumps right now

  • Carolyn Gaudet
    Carolyn Gaudet15 dagen geleden


  • B B
    B B15 dagen geleden

    3:10 Edit: I tag that time, so I will easy to find time when she started sang everytime I back

  • AV C
    AV C16 dagen geleden

    When she sang “Natural Woman” I had chills the whole time! This girl has pipes!

  • M Egal
    M Egal16 dagen geleden

    She must be next idol

  • Sas Ali
    Sas Ali16 dagen geleden

    She got cake and talent,the whole package.

  • Yvette Bernard
    Yvette Bernard16 dagen geleden

    What an incredible voice she has..🥰🥰🙏.Love from Namibia

  • Chad Henderson
    Chad Henderson16 dagen geleden

    Do yourself a favor and go look up her “poor unfortunate soul” video 🧜‍♀️

  • Groot
    Groot16 dagen geleden


  • Shanny Roams
    Shanny Roams17 dagen geleden

    Katy: 👁👄👁

  • Ed Cabral
    Ed Cabral17 dagen geleden

    Jezaz sorry for your loss. But God damn she was good. Kelly Clarckson? Yes I remember the day and she sounds as 👍great

  • GreySox
    GreySox17 dagen geleden

    If they haven't casted Elphaba in the Wicked movie yet, the producers should really consider her. She would bring a lot of heart to the role (as well as that big ol' voice).

  • Roxy Van
    Roxy Van17 dagen geleden

    I think she just might win!! She is the best singer out of the females that’s for sure!

  • Roxy Van
    Roxy Van17 dagen geleden

    What a gorgeous voice!!- Society makes younger ladies beat themselves up bc they don’t look like the girl on the latest mag & it makes most young ladies feel insecure. I hope she can truly see how beautiful she really is!!

  • Toki Kinimi
    Toki Kinimi18 dagen geleden

    She is the winner.

  • Rotten In Denmark
    Rotten In Denmark18 dagen geleden

    What set of pipes!!

  • Speedy Swartz
    Speedy Swartz18 dagen geleden

    She is so Great, Right up there with Kelly, Carrie, Catty, They need to do singing with her, she can definitely put alot of singers to shame, Be very proud Grace, your Beautiful 💗💞,

  • Sunday Daodu
    Sunday Daodu18 dagen geleden

    beautiful voice

  • Christopher Waldrop
    Christopher Waldrop18 dagen geleden

    The first note of Natural Woman caused the tears to release

  • Christopher Waldrop
    Christopher Waldrop18 dagen geleden

    She's kinda different, if you listen closely.