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

Birt 7 mar 2021
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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  • SHE IS AN ANGEL

  • Even after all the times I’ve watched this video, I can’t help but choke up. What a soul touching song and performance.

  • Truly gifted girl... God bless her... & is Katy wearing a shower curtain or a picnic table cover?

  • How do so many people give this a thumbs down? What's wrong with the world these people.

  • Aw beautiful. You are a wonderful girl. Papa really happy you have recovered.

  • That got me crying

  • How MUCH I love these judges... All of you, have the most incredible empathy. Not only, do you give the the best and honest professional advice, but you are ALL such an amazing “real, loving, caring, empathetic and compassionate “ team. You are all, the most beautiful, human beings. Thank God! You special people, are the judges. Not only are you so gifted, in your vocation, but you have sooo much heart..and empathy.. Just believe, in the goodness, you deliver....don’t “lose” that “gift “! 🙏🙏❤️❤️

  • She looks just like her dad when he was younger!

  • This is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!

  • I pray for her father should she get her big break. And for her soul. I am a daddy's girl. My momma had the addiction issues. I feel this family very much. ❤️🌸❤️

  • Woah.

  • Probably shouldn't have watched this in public on my phone. 😭

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

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

  • wowowowowoowow Ash - overwhelmed with emotion goooosebumps

  • 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.

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

  • So touching and inspiring!

  • Omg i am bawling 😭😭

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

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

  • 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.

  • Who else is bawling 😭 no words just god bless you

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

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

  • Hours a day

  • TODAY I AM THE G.P ON CALL 24/

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

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

  • 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!!!

  • Can you send me whole text someone please? 🙏❤️

  • bless her

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

  • This is so beautiful I’m crying

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

  • Most beautiful!

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

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

  • lol first world sentimental nonsense

  • 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.❤️

  • 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 ❤️

  • " 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.

  • THE REUNION PRAYER ! 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. THANK YOU FOR WHO YOU ARE IN YOUR HEART ! By Tom Zart Google = Most Published Poet ISprofile Tom’s 1,650 Poems Are Free To Share! Google = George Bush Tom Zart

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

  • A GOOD SONG ! 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. THANK YOU FOR WHO YOU ARE IN YOUR HEART ! By Tom Zart Most Published Poet On The Web Tom’s 1,650 Poems Are Free To Share! Google = Most Published Poet Google = George Bush Tom Zart Google = Most Published Poet ISprofile

  • Crying like a baby here!!!

  • 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.....

  • POWERFULLY damn

  • Forgiveness is the greatest gift of all Amen 🙏🏻

  • GOOD JOB GIRL NICE SONG FOR YOUR DAD HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD I LOVE IT

  • Real tears 😢😢😢

  • IM NOT CRYING! YOUR CRYING! Beautiful!

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

  • Dammit whose cutting those onions! 😭😭❤❤

  • Beautiful girl

  • Wow amazing

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

  • How are there dislikes for this?

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

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

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

  • Well , there went a gallon of tears ..

  • It begins at 3:12

  • 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

  • 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.

  • Where is the real Katie??

  • Beautiful song n amazing voice xx

  • Damn she is good

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • I miss my dad 😔😔

  • We need this song in Spotify ♥️

  • cool Awesome "Hear the music "!!

  • 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

  • Wow, just wow.

  • 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 🥲

  • She sounds like a literal Disney princess

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

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

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

    • Love Grace still! She’s so great!!

    • This^^^^^

  • That was beautiful

  • Awesome song! Brought tears to my eyes

  • 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

  • LOVE ,HONESTY , YOU CAN,T HAVE A RELATIONSHP WITHOUT IT OR LOYALTY , ,GERRY ..

  • 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 👍 👍

  • Sad story.. does she sing?

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

  • I am in love 😍😍😍😍

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

  • 💝

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

  • Wow speechless , that was a special song

  • That was awesome

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