EMOTIONAL Solo Round for Louis Knight Leaves His Mom in Tears – American Idol 2020

EMOTIONAL Solo Round for Louis Knight Leaves His Mom in Tears – American Idol 2020


Katie, I love you. I don’t want to make an excuse, but I’m just really struggling. It’s been really hard focusing. It seems that Louis is still processing a personal tragedy that he shared with the judges in his D.C. audition. I wrote the song about going through the loss of one of my best friends to suicide. About a year and a half ago, Russell took his own life. He was like a rock for me. I mean, my whole world just kind of stopped. I was left with all these kind of unresolved feelings. I didn’t really deal with it. You know, my friend that passed away. It actually would have been his birthday today. It’s weird because like, it’s been such a big part of my life for the last year and a half and I don’t know I’ve been putting it out of my mind. Why would you do that? Why would you put it out of your
mind? I don’t think it’s a time to put out your mind. I don’t know why. I just, I don’t know why. It’s a whirlwind of emotions here in Hollywood week and having all of this stuff coming back up that you think you’ve made peace with. It’s really hard. It’s really hard. There is nothing wrong with you thinking about your friend. No, don’t. Why are you so sorry about emotion, man? Here you are about to walk on that stage. And seeing you’re trying to block that out. He would be so mad at me right now. Like, why not use him as your inspiration? Hey, guys. Hey, Katie. Is that your mom? That is my mom. Oh, my God, she’s such a beautiful mom. Thank you. She’s incredible. They’re all incredible. Oh, and she’s English. Oh babe, she is a beaut! Let’s hear what you got there Louis. I’m going to be singing, Hold Me While You Wait by Lewis Capaldi. Thank you. That wasn’t perfect, but. But his voice is tired. Even when his voice is tired it’s
beautiful. It’s still cool. I have chills talking about it. I think that went well. I was such a wreck this morning. Bobby had some really kind words of wisdom for me and really just helped me believe in myself when I didn’t, I wouldn’t be able to do that.

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62 Comments

  1. That was an amazing performance. Up until now I didn't feel like I had anyone to root for. Now I feel like he might be the one!

  2. English or not I am pulling for you. Pain makes the music so sing ,sing sweety with all your heart. Work it out through your voice. You got this! God bless you and your family.

  3. In LOVE with his voice. I can't stop watching this clip and want him to sing the rest of the song. He has the most incredible voice.

  4. I don't care if he isn't a typical powerhouse voice. His voice sounds good and pleasant. I don't need someone screaming songs out each time.

  5. Idk what it is but theres just something about a man with an accent that just gets to me (ex. Lewis Capaldi and James Arthur)

  6. I’m bawling!! We all go through tragedies and it makes us grow. My mom passed away when I was 10 and I’ll never get over it. But it’s how you cope that matters. I pray Louis makes it to the end ♥️♥️♥️👏🏻

  7. WHOEVER ADDED DONT LET IT BREAK YOUR HEART BY LOUIS TOMLINSON HAS MY RESPECT BUT HEY HIS NAME IS ALSO LOUIS
    THAT MAKES THIS MORE EMOTIONAL FOR ME…

  8. I would argue that it's the non perfection of his voice that makes his performance great. I don't want to hear a polished perfect voice when I listen to music I want to hear an honest one.

    His voice takes me on a journey and tells a story… I feel a lot more listening to him than a lot of the performers with more powerful voices.

    Other than Dibesh… my god Dibesh is on another level… but Louis Knight better be top 5 🙂

  9. I hope my mom still alive because I will love her and sing her a beautiful song. I miss my mom but now she’s in heaven 🙁

  10. I’m very particular when people sing Lewis capaldi because Lewis has a very specific tone and grit and his voice that some people can’t match and it takes away from the song but Louis pulls it off quite perfectly with his tone and emotion in his voice. He is amazing

  11. As a fellow Philadelphian I’m very proud of you Luis! I wish you the
    best & hope you become the next American Idol, you so deserve it!

  12. I wish they would have a show where they just sing and not turn every thing into a soapbox. It's like we're seeing less and less singers and more soap operas.

  13. Real men…..
    Real stand-up solid true men.. manly men
    … Have the ability to cry in the presence of compassion and love
    … So well done dad
    I'd say you're a man's man. God bless all y'all

  14. "Why would you put it out of your mind"?

    You would put the loss of anyone you love out of your mind for the simple fact that it makes it EASIER! It makes it easier to cope it simply makes it easier and thats why… :/

    This kids got a beautiful voice!

  15. i always think of louis tomlinson when i see him lmao. and when they played don’t let it break your heart in the background i just about lost it😳

  16. Don’t know why, but I feel nothing when he sings. I don’t find anything special about his voice or tone.

  17. I REALLY LIKE THIS GUY. HE SINGS FROM THE HEART. HE IS ALL READY A SUPER STAR BY WRITING HIS OWN MUSIC. WAY GO.

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