Ronda Felton & Funke Lagoke’s Duet Performance Takes an Unexpected Turn - American Idol 2021

Birt 22 mar 2021
Ronda Felton and Funke Lagoke began their duet partnership on a “rollercoaster of emotions.” Ronda’s insecurities began to take over as the duo inched closer to their performance, but having Funke by her side, as “patient and nurturing” as she was, left Ronda feeling like she had been blessed with a “heaven-sent” duet partner. Even with all of the ups and downs that Funke and Ronda experienced together before their duet performance, nothing could have prepared them for what they were about to experience...immediately after it.

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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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  • I saw it coming and she was trying to fight it. I hope she's okay🙏🏽

  • I love these judges so much. Their compassion and humility is just beautiful. God bless you all❤️

  • My heart stopped for a bit when she fell! Praying for her full recovery

  • Beautiful

  • I thought it was just me, but like 50% or 80% of the comments is about her falling and like yall being scared. and i was scared too. tysm for being scared cause like i thought it was just me

  • I could not sleep after this. Not lying. This shocked the heck out of me

  • Great song. Stupid social distancing standing a whole stage apart

  • Amazing theses videos always make me feel good 💯‼️

  • Encouragement goes a long way!! 💪🏾❤👸🏽👸🏽

  • She's sick that's why she cannot singing good

  • so sad get well queen

  • That really scared me i hope shes ok, but what happened to her what came about this. I might be late on this but this was a scary moment and the 1st iv seen this happen.

  • Made me cry

  • I went from 😳 to 🥺 to 🤭 to 😂 to 🤣🤣

  • Sang ladies your perfect!!!!!

  • I pray someone rich and famous see this and help Rhonda. This performance was everything and more Edit omg I was not expecting that. Lord I pray she’s ok.

  • That was a difficult song

  • Be strong Funke, both of are deserved to be the winner. Remember be strong and be healthy. First health then career. All your dreams will come true because you are wonderful girl. God bless you both🙏🥰

  • You deserve it because you didn’t stop to get there. Good luck sweetie you are loved. Keep up the great work beautiful❤️

  • 😯The background track makes it more scary

  • Omg..that was so sad. Her nerves gave..

  • Damm!!

  • Rhonda, can sing like no one business anybody who can do some Dreamgirls and lay down notes the way she did with all that genuine passion should’ve never been sent back home. The moment they first put her with miss Church first soprano, it was a train wreck setup. The judges weren’t going to pass either one of those ladies through because they already fell in love with one heavy black person ( during the auditions the other two judges kept looking at Lionel Richie; did they pre-planned that every time a black person can out to audition we’re gonna look at Mr. Richie). Did anyone counsel Rhonda after what she just witnessed, heck I was watching at home and it shook me badly to the point my husband and daughters had to talk with me for four days. How in the world those two ladies were to jump back on that stage the following days to bring out the best with a show stopper. Rhonda was emotionally distressed, she was trying to be that young woman that first song to y’all. All those awful white singers y’all except in top 20 four of them didn’t belong. Three of those including Rhonda should had remained except Miss church soprano should had never made it that far, she should had left day one like her foul mouth friend in the red dress. The only way I’ll watch this go around this year if they bring Rhonda back. Just like Jennifer Hudson season 3of idol she came in 7th place but she has had more success then the winner my girl Fantasia and Adam Lambert. Rhonda got the voice but her emotional scare isn’t going to heal that fast. Y’all she had given her more of a chance cause she would hit a home run like no body business. Bring her back!!!

  • Is RONDA STILL IN COMPETITION?(

  • OMG!!! What the hell just happened to Funke??? This is so real it's not even Hollywood. I hope Funke is ok.

  • Producers (or whoever): This show has been on for 20 years now - this does not need to happen. - Please be prepared NOT to shock the contestants like this! - Because of a very kind judge the final judging outcome for this was good. But it came too late - people are on worldwide public tv 'for crying out loud'. Has anyone stopped to think how this can be life damaging for people who are not used to it. The public doesn't need this kind of entertainment. Please, take responsibility and properly prepare your contestants as well as your judges to avoid these situations. I was inspired and about to be more inspired by these two beautiful sisters who had such love and encouragement for each other - no contest here. Instead I was very disappointed with your show.

  • I feel bad for the lady who fainted poor girl . She cut her chin that’s not cool . I’m glad she’s okay though . She has an okay voice .

  • The short girl has a killer voice . She sounds like the singers voice in Tyler parry’s movies .she definitely has a awesome voice she can make love songs that I would buy her music .

  • Man that sounds like something from a Disney movie

  • This everything to see her up left another young beautiful black queen love y’all queens

  • 💔😥🇪🇷

  • Funke the Nigeria girl has a good voice

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  • Beautiful women, beautiful voices.

    • @C-RanceThat really pissed me off. The only reason I'm still watching is because of Willie.

    • Yet both were cut by the caring judges.

  • I really liked their performance! Their voices worked so well together

  • I am so Happy for this Younglady Rhonda Also her Mother. I cried 😭so hard Also God kept me Strong as aHardworking Single Mother I can definitely feel her pain Homelessness isn’t a Joke. Everytime I watch this Show if I was billionaire I Would be Calling the shows buying people Homes. Unless you lived it you Don’t know what it feels like to be Sleeping anywhere and everywhere. Mr. Lionel, Miss Katie, Mr. Luke have a Heart For the people. The Music Industry isn’t easy and many people don’t care about your Well being. I also think about the youngman that taking care of his Nephew. We make not be Able to Save Everybody but we can Help Someone. Even do the best you can. I pray the best For everyone to make it and May all their Dreams come true. God Bless All 🙏🏼

  • 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽💪🏿💪🏿💪🏿💞💞❤❤

  • OMG 😲that was frightening. I didn't expect that. 😳

  • 🥺😥 poor thing...

  • God bless her and keep them both.

  • 🔥🙌🏾🔥 #iSERGthat these #queens voices deserve to be heard in theatre on a Broadway stage & in Disney Classics #BlackGirlMagic

  • OMG 😳 this episode reminds of Nqobile Gumede on Idols SA she fainted on stage

  • You have to prove that the impossible can really happen always

  • 😬

  • She started shaking and touched her face and her eyes was spaced out i knew she was going to faint or i taught she was going to yell " no i fid my best dont let me go".. PRAYERS

  • I hope Funke is alright 😢😯

  • I couldn’t hold my tears. I cried like she was my sister 😢😢😢

  • The humanity in Ronda is really amazing the way Funke fell I was really shocked but it was when Ronda ran and turned her over omg the tears..she is a wonderful person with a huge heart

  • JEEEEZZZZUUUSSSS!!!!!!!!!! 😳😳😳😳😳😳🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯 I think this is the SCARIEST should have EVER seen happen on reality TV

  • 5:08 It's messed up but it's why you're here.

  • Ronda has a beautiful voice

  • Poor Funke 🥺 Stress and fear can be very bad sometimes...

  • ✍Gracious God, thank You that she is okay⚠️

  • I shouted in the middle of the night when funke fell. It was totally unexpected and scary

  • Rhonda is straight up Disney! Wow both were good! Beautiful voices! They will be fine their dreams are coming true.

  • This is so dramatic it seems fake.

  • Beautiful.

  • Wow they have amazing voices Omg I hope fuke is okay poor baby

  • Omg.

  • 😞😞😞

  • Thats what happens when you turn up the drama jist for tv. They scared the shit out of the poor girl and she had to get med attention

  • 🌸🌸💝💕

  • They sound great together

  • The Problem is. You successful singers DON'T get stress out on the daily. Sure it'll come randomly, but NO ONE puts that stress on you like you coaches do to the others.

  • Omg 😢😢😢😢😢😢 this really scared me watching this clip

  • Wow I were caught off,and emotional

  • Title of the song please

  • my entire family was watching this on tv & we all gasped at the same time & literally stopped breathing it was so scary i’m so glad she’s ok

  • Omggg this was my teacher in middle school

  • Funke...If you read this, I hope you are ok, on Showstoppers you looked like a star, with the right coaching, directions, critisism, feedback- you can get very far, with dat look, with dat name & with dat voice..find good mentor and come back like a TITAN next year

  • Oh no no no no no😔😔😔😔😔poor girl

  • 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

  • FUNKE sounds like Diseree

  • They both deserved to go through anyways....they need to stop playing with people's emotions and just tell them straight up

  • Ooooh no I feel pain and shock than shock damn

  • I cannot believe the homeless girl did not make the top 24! SHE IS FANTASTIC!!

  • I-i-im lost for words like.......

  • I hope you know you've already one, you proved to yourself that you can do anything you want. Don't let others define your greatness

  • the performe was bad with some visible mistake by both singers, they knew it was bad, so! about the crash on stage its pure drama.if you dont know how to sing then just dont do it. mistaken on 2:28 ,2;45 ,3:25. it was a very bad perform.

  • I pray she heals fast and is ok is Jesus name

  • Jesus is King. Jesus Christ died for our sins so we can have a chance to make it to the where the path of righteousness leads (heaven/eternal life). I highly suggest you repent and take the Gift! ❤️🕊✨

  • Jesus is King. Jesus Christ died for our sins so we can have a chance to make it to the where the path of righteousness leads (heaven/eternal life). I highly suggest you repent and take the Gift! ❤️🕊

  • Jesus is King. Jesus Christ died for our sins so we can have a chance to make it to the where the path of righteousness leads (heaven/eternal life). I highly suggest you repent and take the Gift! 🕊

  • Jesus is King. Jesus Christ died for our sins so we can have a chance to make it to the where the path of righteousness leads (heaven/eternal life). I highly suggest you repent and take the Gift! ❤️🕊✨

  • Good technique 😂, when you forget your words and know your about to go home , just fake yourself passing out and you’ll make it to the next round😂

  • I've NEVER seen anything like that. Dear God please let her be ok. Beautiful performance until that happened.

  • Was Katy praying at 5:50? So sweet.

  • Its been 40 years, but I can remember passing out like that doing an event at my old elementary school. I was so proud to be back there showing the kids that they can grow up to better things. And next thing I know, I was out on the gym floor. They took me to the back room and got me water and I was OK. Praying for this these two young lady. Got got you both believe that.

  • What is wrong with lionel richie face. The female judge and the other make judge are the one responsible for what happened. They told lionel that the girls were not perfect. I think they did amazing.

  • Yo the action scene was so unnecessary 😂 I was startled and then confused and then laughed at how ridiculous it was adding it to the show with that amount of detail and enhanced sound... ridiculous 😂 glad she’s fine though, I figured she just fainted

  • Beautiful young talented ladies 🥰🥰

  • Hope your ok sweetheart

  • That duet was technical and vocally challenging. Lots of air needs to be in the 🫁 to fill those notes. Job Well done 👍🏾

  • YesssssssS.......just stop blocking yourself

  • Omg❤❤🙏🙏🙏thx God shes okay. Praise Jesús

  • Man talk about a headache, 😬

  • Even if the fall was real, which is fake, why would her duet partner move her? Is she a paramedic as well as supposedly being homeless?

  • Poor kiddos. I thought Funke broke her face/nose. The judges were too hard on them for the sake of drama.💕💕

  • Funke best wishes for you & Rhonda.

  • I love you Katy but FN Katy! You need to back off. Ain’t nobody perfect on A.I. Lionel too harsh with the criticism to build drama. You are responsible for that poor girl. She could have really hurt herself. Don’t forget these kids are not professionals and come from hard backgrounds. They are by no means snowflakes but dang dial it back a notch. 🙏🏼