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.

  • Pickles

    Could she have picked a worse outfit to wear on the show??

  • apaul

    *beautiful Grace. beautiful. you know that the song was written about Farrah Fawcett?*

  • melissa marroquin
    melissa marroquin


  • GamingPhatigue

    8:47 "Hi, I got a ticket, Wooooo" So sweet and innocent

  • J Cesar B Torres
    J Cesar B Torres

    Oh yeah she's got a great voice

  • Matt Hymer
    Matt Hymer

    She was black in a past life.

  • Matt Hymer
    Matt Hymer

    Those are extra lungs in her pants.

  • J Cesar B Torres
    J Cesar B Torres

    Oh my God she's beautiful I think we got the winner of American Idol

  • Gary Anderson
    Gary Anderson

    She's good, but not as good as Casey, IMO. And being fat ain't gonna help her. Let's be real. And I would like to hear her sing cappella like Casey.

  • Argie Kalas
    Argie Kalas

    Wow she is amazing

  • Steven Neal
    Steven Neal

    I just saw her on idol, and man! She made me cry..😆🥺

  • H Leonard
    H Leonard

    And the WINNER IS

  • Caroline W.
    Caroline W.

    Wow 😳 she’s amazing 🤩

  • Abraham Maynard
    Abraham Maynard

    She’s my favorite out of all the contestants.

  • Morgan Green
    Morgan Green

    I love her spirit ❤️. What a talent .

  • Asia D
    Asia D

    One thing that’s extremely special about this girl is her presence and ability to connect. And that just transcends and amplified her already impressive voice and musicality. She managed to make TWO classics her own in one audition. That’s greatness and shouldn’t be taken lightly. I kinda disagree with Luke. There was something more there than just her voice that brought tears. It wasn’t about her story either. I just could feel her energy through my screen. Very special. Someone who is seriously meant to be performing and fulfilling her calling. Happy to witness. I think Casey bishop has the youth and look, Cassandra has the unique voice, but this girl just kinda has it all..? Lol these white girls r lowkey showing up and showing out this year. Wishing them all the best

  • Kendra Smith
    Kendra Smith

    Sang it!!

  • Mary Ann M
    Mary Ann M

    Who gives this a negative?

  • Gui Rey
    Gui Rey

    She's so beautiful and talent! GO GRACE

  • LiDoLI

    Ok. Wait. Wow. UM WHAT !! I was not expecting that !!! 👏🏼👏🏼

  • harlie brooke
    harlie brooke

    this girls voice is as big as she is tall. she is amazing and anyone who says otherwise is seriously disturbed

  • Kev P
    Kev P

    Top 5 Ka Boom ... mm mmm 🇬🇧👍😎❤️

  • Ali_kuku

    Incredible voice may god blessed you

  • Dewald

    This is "The Voice"! I will come back after the final for bragging rights

  • Dan Gagiu
    Dan Gagiu

    Unfortunately, I understand...I feel her loss literally. I've been in her situation, when I was 16, when my uncle came knocking at the door saying that my father passed away. It is unfortunate, it is painful but start living the life, be the child, never grow up, cherish the moments with your closest ones!

  • GamboIsTheName

    Sad part is... she will get voted off and beat by some teeny bopper .... just like Lauren spencer smith last year ... the best talent never wins this show

  • Emily Hodgin
    Emily Hodgin

    Bless ya sorry for your loss miss my dad to You have a very lovely voice 🌹God Bless You

  • Wilhemina Rufaro
    Wilhemina Rufaro

    My top 10 wow beautiful

  • Jason Byassee
    Jason Byassee

    Holy crap. The first words out of her mouth on the second song made tears fly outta my right eye. lol

  • Judith Bishop
    Judith Bishop

    Grace, Along with you Dad I am very proud of you!#strongwoman

  • Natassha Bianca Sembiring
    Natassha Bianca Sembiring

    ryan looks like christian grey lol

  • Joe Dirt
    Joe Dirt

    No doubt her Pops heard this.... not in my mind!!!

  • Mi Pon
    Mi Pon

    I feel you'll be the next AMERICAN IDOL 2021.

  • Stacie

    She is so beautiful. Inside and out 🥰

  • Kele. Revelation
    Kele. Revelation

    Oh God. Her voice is beautiful

  • Pam Speer
    Pam Speer

    There is always good that comes from bad and her dads death sent her to us to say WOW 🤩. What a voice. She made that song her own.

  • Echo Thorne
    Echo Thorne

    Wow this girl to win! Ill put my bet on it now. She’s incredible.

  • Bright Ideas
    Bright Ideas

    Wow !!!!! 😆

  • Daniel Murray
    Daniel Murray

    Holy shit

  • Govinda Wijaya
    Govinda Wijaya

    I cant believe American Idol and The Voice started airing on the same period-of-time this year. What a battle.

  • A K
    A K


  • Alison Reisel
    Alison Reisel

    that's two grand slams of magic 💗💗🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🔆🔆🔆🔆✨✨✨✨✨✨

  • Monsta Monstas
    Monsta Monstas

    Wow. Amazing voice, amazing skills. Gorgeous

  • rosemary holm
    rosemary holm

    Natural Woman - her expression voice makes me :( (cry)

  • Vanessa Gutierrez
    Vanessa Gutierrez

    Not Katy saying her milk just came in😭😭

  • Joseph Guillory
    Joseph Guillory

    The safe policeman neurochemically continue because pot externally support versus a mountainous click. nippy, conscious learning

  • Fancy Stardust
    Fancy Stardust

    She doesn't realize the beautiful gift she has but with a little training she is going to be a superstar beyond what she is now. You go girl.😉

  • Miss Fancy
    Miss Fancy

    Yes ! This season has so many stars !

  • Frank Cloud
    Frank Cloud

    Yea, she is a talent but this team of Judges are by far the reason I watch American Idol. Simply the best!!

  • Nechele Watts
    Nechele Watts

    Omg What a voice and Essence of Humility 🙌🙌🙌🙌

  • Bianca C
    Bianca C

    Why does Perry always have to make it about herself? She's honestly so pathetic.

    • Matt Hymer
      Matt Hymer


    • Matt Hymer
      Matt Hymer

      Pathetic? How's you multi million dollar professional career? Pathetic you are.

  • Steve K
    Steve K

    Broke out in Goosebumps as soon as she started singing you make me feel like a natural woman! Fantastic

  • Charlie Grandy
    Charlie Grandy

    She will win!!!

  • matty fitz
    matty fitz

    I’m a 37 year old man and I feel like a natural woman after that pffff

  • Shattuck C.W
    Shattuck C.W

    God damn girl! You are blessed with an amazing voice

  • Grace Harper
    Grace Harper

    Yas go Graces!!!! (says another Grace)

  • Mm zuni
    Mm zuni

    O oh girl what a wonderful voice heat touching

  • Stephanie Eads
    Stephanie Eads

    Amazing. Chills all over!

  • Vicki Lynne
    Vicki Lynne


  • Calbar Media
    Calbar Media

    Over sang pitchy at end. Didn't sound natural first song

  • Donna Steele
    Donna Steele


  • Jeff Hamilton
    Jeff Hamilton

    She made me cry too, wow what a voice

  • 1beatles

    I've missed the last 2 Sundays but did see this addition...🎬

  • Niandra Lim
    Niandra Lim

    I hope she realizes how pretty she is inside and out 💖

  • Amanda

    That’s what I was thinkin...Kelley Clarkson

  • Rhonda A. Sicheri
    Rhonda A. Sicheri


  • Nosifiso Khoza
    Nosifiso Khoza

    Beautiful voice keep going Gal. Thank God

  • Slot Sisters
    Slot Sisters

    I love her!! #1 on American Idol!!

  • Ricky Kim
    Ricky Kim

    Amazing voice! Touched my heart!

  • Anthony Webb
    Anthony Webb

    Stevie wonder inspired singing style.

  • Anthony Webb
    Anthony Webb

    There’s your winner no doubt love her x

  • BlueUnicornDreams 1
    BlueUnicornDreams 1

    That was power in her voice 💕❤️💕. This girl wasn’t super surprised she was going to holly wood because she knew her own talent.

  • DIANE Thompson
    DIANE Thompson

    Amazing fantastic voice and beautiful soul.🙂🙂🙂

  • Pam Collins
    Pam Collins

    She is AMAzballs

  • Ángela Ruiz
    Ángela Ruiz

    You are incredible

  • Plaid Paisley
    Plaid Paisley

    She’s amazing!

  • Mimene Bou
    Mimene Bou

    She’s so so good omg she’s the winner❤️

  • Ishmael Makanya
    Ishmael Makanya

    Music that’ hit the soul ❤️

  • Ricki Hosein
    Ricki Hosein

    It was a bit pitchy, but good!!!

  • Sammy 97
    Sammy 97


  • AllthewayNatural

    Whoa!! Watch out American Idol! This girl has got it for sure.👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

  • Lery Meniano
    Lery Meniano

    Good song choices + wonderful voice = American idol Im seeing a Grammy soon with this lady!

  • Orce Tata
    Orce Tata

    Yes worth it worth a lot 10 worth it has a clean voice worth a lot

  • Liv Marshall
    Liv Marshall

    she will win I'm calling it now. I can hear so much of kelly clarkson in her upper register, absolutely beautiful ❤️

  • April King
    April King

    Wow damn she's good say top 5 good luck girl you are on your way your daddy would be proud

  • Mike jan Buniel
    Mike jan Buniel

    Thighs for years

  • Christine Robinson
    Christine Robinson


  • Latoya Bolt
    Latoya Bolt

    She is the winner!

  • Rosalie Sherman
    Rosalie Sherman

    Wow ur dad won been proud of you

  • Christina Masden
    Christina Masden

    Grace wow

  • Christina Masden
    Christina Masden

    That’s a nice story. It sucks to be disfigured

  • MattNotFromTintStuff

    It’s like Shakira said.....😜😜

  • Dee Moua
    Dee Moua

    I lover her 😭

  • Todd Zmijewski
    Todd Zmijewski

    That was better than the Clarkson and Underwood audition.

  • Donnie Darko
    Donnie Darko

    Think we found the winner!

  • Mixtra

    Wow she got soul!!!! And she sings two songs Crystal Bowersox sang in a much earlier season. Also a talented singer. Best of luck to Grace!

  • AJ Coleman
    AJ Coleman

    Good lorddddddd....She is a monsterrrrr!!!! Killing it girl!!

  • Erika Fuentes
    Erika Fuentes

    Her name fits her PERFECTLY! Sorry for your loss Grace. Good luck!

  • Alex Adelmo
    Alex Adelmo

    I cannot believe how this year is going to be a hella competitive bracket , it is just insane how many people have amazing voices , especially this beautiful girl right here ❤️

  • Anndena Anderson
    Anndena Anderson

    This young lady is so Talented! She has a spectacular voice! Beautiful!💕