Alejandro Aranda: Will This Shy Street Performer Be The Next American Idol?

Birt 6 mar 2019
American Idol on ABC | Season 2 | Auditions 2
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AMERICAN IDOL, the iconic series that revolutionized the television landscape by pioneering the music competition genre, returned to the airwaves in March 2019 for its second season at its new home on ABC. The nationwide search for the next superstar kicked off in August 2018, as the Idol Bus traveled from Portland, Oregon, to Orlando, Florida, in its pursuit for talent, covering 23 cities across the country. Auditioning was made easier than ever as hopefuls also had the opportunity to submit audition videos online, as well as via select social media platforms using an official tag, #TheNextIdol, cultivating over 300,000 posts. Also, for the first time in “American Idol” history, hopefuls had the opportunity to audition through a livestream platform. 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 will return as host of the beloved series.
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  • Watched this a few times.

  • Alejandro is amazing !!! He should’ve won it !!!!

  • love the piano song

  • Alejandro Aranda just announced his 3rd acoustic tour

  • I like the "a guitar will do that?" look on Luke's face. LOL

  • Seen this video many time but his guitar is still so very refreshing love it

  • You know you`re special when you make Luke solve equations while you perform

  • He got robbed

  • Q: Who are your infludences? A: Trent Reznor....Chopin....and Bach. Exactly who I would've guessed, lol !

  • My guy- that guitar 👌

  • why haven't we gotten a record from him yet?!

    • He released his 3rd EP this month and announced his 3rd acoustic tour as Scarypoolparty. He is mesmerizing in concert:)

  • I am back again. America got it so very wrong. Here is one of the best pop musicians of recent days and from the minute he appeared in the audition it was seriously obvious. He should have won hand's down!

  • Still to this day Luke is confused.

  • I'm sorry but I dont like alejandros music at all

  • "This guy is un..freakin' believable." Couldn't have said it better myself.

  • they cut part of the piano solo. lame

  • Looks like Luke is looking at calculus.

  • All right, all that praise and what the fuck have they done for his career even after not winning they way they talked about him they would want to take him under their wing

  • Yay priceless

  • can anybody tell Alejandro that as soon as he started riffing his guitar i pooped on my favorite vintage I would do it again!!

  • Dude that fucking guitar riff was insane. Wow.

  • This season was probably one of the best American Idol seasons ever!

  • For me it's not not American Idol anymore, it's "That show that Alejandro was on".

  • I've watched this over 50 times

  • 622 dislikes???? Yeah y’all are Fried bro

  • I like watching those performance. Just to see new perfance. Just see the face of the judge

  • Opening credits said he was a dishwasher , That's hard to believe , He could make more $$$ playing on the streets.

  • I get goosebumps every time I watch his audition. In case you don’t know Alejandro Aranda goes by Scarypoolparty as an artist. Check his music in Spotify and all media. Check his ISprofile channel under Scarypoolparty and enjoy all his music and videos. He dropped his debut album in 2019 after a sold out US tour. The pandemic cancelled his European tour but he dropped an EP Doom Hologram in 2020 in 2021 he dropped a single HOME and then a second single Universe is part of his third album an EP that will be out at the end of March 2021. He is an amazing artist: singer, songwriter, storyteller, producer, multi genre musician and the most incredible thing is that he still a humble soul. ☮️Stay safe and enjoy his music.

  • good luck dude.

  • No man should have this amount of talent.


  • "Can you play the piano?" "I havent played in a minute." *proceeds to play like Mozart* 😅

  • Every time I see this I cry. so amazing.

  • amazing talent alejandro awesome artist.

  • this is a classic example of why the best ppl aren't always the most famous

  • If you like him but dont like cautious clay you're missing out

  • 2 bangers on national tv

  • This version is so choppily edited!! ugh. Where's the majestic full version!

  • Then that was called a day.

  • No one likes to lose their throne

  • Almost looks like Katie and her eyes is so intimidated and she doesn't want to lose her throne!! Anybody that goes on American idol if you're better than the people that are judging you they're not going to let you win they want to stay on top! And yes that's natural but if you're a good human being you wouldn't do that

  • It's always extremely strange that they look at Katie for approval. When they are both in their own right to make the judgment themselves. I really believe that Hollywood is full of sellouts

  • And....we haven't heard anything about him since.

    • He goes by Scarypoolparty as an artist. You can listen to his music in Spotify or ITunes. Check his ISprofile channel under Scarypoolparty and enjoy his music and videos. His debut album Exit Form in 2019 has 5 of the songs he performed during American Idol. He dropped this album after a US sold out tour with his band. His second album Doom Hologram in 2020 ( pandemic and all he was very active) in 2021 he released a single HOME with an incredible video. Then he released Universe where he had fun with trap music. This single will be included in his next EP which will be out next Friday. He is an amazing songwriter/storyteller. He has incredible skills in piano and guitar. ( check a couple of guitar lessons he just did in Instagram @scarypoolparty ) He is an incredible producer (Universe was done in his house over the pandemic) and he is still a humble soul. ☮️ stay safe enjoy his music journey 🙏

    • @Nicola Macaulay cool.Thanks! I was a.huge fan predicting he would win from day one. I will check it out!

    • He's released an album and it's awesome

  • You know this video is pre covid with the hug... I miss the good ole days

  • That was the best guitar playing I've seen since I watched Coco

  • I remember every single line of this audition..... I don't even know how many I've watched it 😂😂😂😂😂 he is a superstar he was the real the winner

  • I thought he was great, too, until I saw that 15 year old girl, Casey Bishop, who is even more amazing than this guy.

  • This guy is made from scratch.

  • “Hey homies “ 😂💙

  • I never heard this audition from him...goosebumps...he clearly had something right from the jump!

  • Piano entro 3:04 perfecto

  • The amazing guitar and piano playing aside, I never understood what all the hype was about this guy. He sounds like he’s fake singing the entire time

  • March 2021 and I still love him.!!!!

  • Luke's face is pure gold. 😂😂👌🏻

  • Is it just me or I'm hearing an Ed Sheeran vibe? Plus the musicality.

  • He’s not special, just hard working. (Not my words)

  • this guy was born for music.

  • This guy is fucking unbelievable, he is special and he was the winner of America idol season 2.

  • He actually meant it when he said that he didn't play in a minute

  • Sounds exactly like Rome from sublime! Amazing

  • This clip never gets old, I can watch i over and over.....

  • Love that Chopin and Bach are his favorites!


  • The man has skill. That's without question and beyond doubt. It's his humility and personality that caught my attention. I've watched other clips of musicians that were almost as good as him but they thought they were the shit and made sure everyone else knew it. People who the average person can't stand to be around. Good on you Alejandro.

  • This dude is so damn great!

  • hes very unique but not my flavor

  • Looks like the woke, pc police got to the video.

  • i am again for the billion time..

  • Did he win

  • Love him to this day. He is the winner

  • He should have won 🌟

  • 2021 - New Season of American Idol but still definitely getting back to this man

    • Exactly i just watched some other auditions but always come back to alejandros lol

  • I love how excited Lionel gets its great


  • This guy changed American Idol. Now a lot of unique and original talents are in Idol than previous seasons. That’s what I think.

    • @Robert Garcia thanks for your comment.

    • You are so right! I used to see clone of one another all the time. I stopped watching, i was so glad to see Alejandro. Yes, he changed Idol and upped the ante!! Thanks AA!

  • I love, love Alejandro! Enjoy all his music... ♥️🎼🖤

  • Still the best audition ever

  • He has a very nice voice and I already thought he’s a wicked guitar player. Only to show he’s equally talented on the piano.

  • Who the bleep is Andro!?

  • WTF why did the best part of the piano song get cut??!?!?!?!?

  • Street artists are the best for Sure

  • His piano song was even better than the first one imo

  • Tonight I rocking a harlot's night away

  • Someone explain how this guy dont won...wff?! Amazing artist

    • He asked not to be the winner so he could create his own music in his own way. The winner of the show is obligated to conform to the show's demands.

  • Check out his new material that just came out. He is the best!

  • The look on luke bryans face is priceless!! Lol

  • What’s up homies


  • What's the name of the song on the piano?

  • you got the shaft. you are by far the most gifted musician this world has seen for a long..... long time. no one touchin you bruh. keep at it, you are a beast.

  • 😍😍😍

  • Alejandro flexing his album

  • I felt that hug he said thanks homie!!!!!! Lol loved it

  • Luke Bryant looking like, "how the fuck am I famous?!"

  • Most talented person ever to audition for one of these shoes,from any country.A utter scandal if this man dont make it

  • 90% hard work, 10% talent. This is how it works. Very cool dude and such humble person.

  • Musical genius

  • Thank you :)

  • yassuo

  • Hearts got a little bit softer in this world because of this guy man. He’s awesome.