Mara Justine Sings "Run To You" by Whitney Houston - Top 24 Solos - American Idol 2018 on ABC

  • Published on Apr 16, 2018
  • Mara Justine sings "Run To You" by Whitney Houston for her Top 24 Solo performance in front of a live audience and Judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie on American Idol 2018.
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    AMERICAN IDOL, the iconic series that revolutionized the television landscape by pioneering the music competition genre, will return to airwaves on SUNDAY, MARCH 11 at 8|7c, at its new home on ABC.
    The nationwide search for the next superstar kicked off in August 2017, 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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  • Judy Landis
    Judy Landis 4 days ago

    Brilliant young teen.......

  • Becca Full
    Becca Full 14 days ago

    her natural talent is just so beautiful

  • Beans
    Beans 18 days ago

    Wow she keeps getting better and better.

  • RonnyPotatur
    RonnyPotatur 23 days ago

    Holy HELL! SO FREAKING AMAZING! Love her with all my heart

  • mihai huja
    mihai huja Month ago


  • Future Mrs. Neiswinger

    Wait a minute.... Didn't she appear on AGT a few years ago???? Man she's improved so much!

  • Melanie Kristana
    Melanie Kristana Month ago

    Loving it!!

  • Ashlee Johnson
    Ashlee Johnson Month ago

    She's has a similar sound to jhud

  • Jackie Cole
    Jackie Cole Month ago

    She wears her heart on her sleeve, young, fresh and raw, we will see more of her in the future, she's a star. I love her voice.

  • lolwa alobaidli
    lolwa alobaidli Month ago

    She has an angelic voice.. bless her

  • Lyn O
    Lyn O Month ago

    All I can say is WOW!!

  • L P
    L P Month ago

    I prefer this version...LOL

  • Alyssa Silva
    Alyssa Silva Month ago

    she sings so beautifully

  • Alyssa Silva
    Alyssa Silva Month ago

    the judges reactions where everything

  • erwin sonne
    erwin sonne Month ago

    this voice is a dream

  • shi482
    shi482 Month ago

    You are AMAZING 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 keep it up girl!!! Consider me your fan ❤️

  • marty vaughan
    marty vaughan Month ago

    Not the top 24, She should have won and will in the long run

  • seansound
    seansound 2 months ago

    catty perry is such a bag of piss. so not important!

  • Shannon stewart
    Shannon stewart 2 months ago

    How did this girl not win?! Smh

  • Oculus Rift
    Oculus Rift 2 months ago


  • Beverly Beale
    Beverly Beale 2 months ago

    Just pure and beautiful!

  • Pat Wiley
    Pat Wiley 2 months ago

    Just heard a woman on The Voice singing this song and she was good but I think Mara was better singing this song and wished she had gone on The Voice. They would have loved her. They love these kinds of songs and building to those notes.

  • Michelle smile
    Michelle smile 2 months ago

    Why didnt she win wow!!!

  • FunnehDinoPlayz
    FunnehDinoPlayz 2 months ago +1

    *i am jelous..*

  • Reagan Lanier
    Reagan Lanier 2 months ago

    Anyone notice that she’s wearing the same dress as Gabby😂

  • sorellman
    sorellman 2 months ago

    Not that it matters but she is 16. She is fantastic, and she was fantastic when she showed up on AGT and she was only 11. I've been a fan ever since. Look up the video and her channel.

  • Xxbax Kennedy
    Xxbax Kennedy 2 months ago


  • Hunter Roy
    Hunter Roy 2 months ago

    I think every time you sing a song you should do it justice and if you can’t do it the right way or make a cool version of your own then don’t do it. Especially if it’s out of range. I bet in 3 years she’ll be amazing and will be able to sing it if she gets her technique right.

  • Deanna Ramos
    Deanna Ramos 2 months ago

    the song calls for alook that is appealing to all ages. the song is a ballad i don't see her carrying the song is leather pants and a fancy bralette! Its about an emotional response to feelings.

  • Henry Chuailou
    Henry Chuailou 2 months ago

    America idol performance are so poor in view than other shows not only her every performance

  • Andrew Gemus
    Andrew Gemus 2 months ago

    This girl has a future!

  • Ayyoush sb
    Ayyoush sb 2 months ago


  • Xxbax Kennedy
    Xxbax Kennedy 2 months ago

    So talented i have no words

  • Jon Bishop
    Jon Bishop 3 months ago

    Love this little Lady, she sings not just with her voice but her Face her Whole Body. I hope She goes on to international success ! Go Mara !

  • cetnelo
    cetnelo 3 months ago

    Voice Not good

  • James Strothers
    James Strothers 3 months ago

    All face .. They make these cute white girls into stars .. This girl can't sing

  • dave dunton
    dave dunton 3 months ago

    I hope she goes on the Voice and kills it. I can't believe Idol dumped her.

  • Pat Broadway
    Pat Broadway 3 months ago

    A star in the making

  • Raquel Lanigra
    Raquel Lanigra 3 months ago

    I LOVE this audition! Mara is just amazing.

  • Chynae Thomas
    Chynae Thomas 3 months ago

    Katy and Luke's face at 1:29! Hilarious!

  • guy sumpthin
    guy sumpthin 3 months ago +1

    This would b a landslide if the voting wasn't manipulated

  • guy sumpthin
    guy sumpthin 3 months ago +1

    Who's good enuf to judge or advise mara ,,,,, no one especially not katy

  • Frank James
    Frank James 3 months ago


  • Candi Dali
    Candi Dali 3 months ago

    Very talented young lady. When I first saw her I thought she was Debbie Ryan from the Disney Channel. She is very pretty and very emotionally expressive.

  • Pat Wiley
    Pat Wiley 3 months ago

    I would buy her version of this song right now. We will hear from her in the future. Such a good performer.

  • Lebogang Modiegi
    Lebogang Modiegi 3 months ago

    shes damn amazing😍😍

  • 78desertgirl
    78desertgirl 3 months ago

    She was robbed! She's absolutely amazing!!!

  • Brett Jones
    Brett Jones 3 months ago +1

    Mara you are the original reincarnation of Janis Joplin true Superstar material you can't fake what you do hope your dreams come true

  • Michael Poyntz
    Michael Poyntz 3 months ago +1

    I love this young singer! So much passion, so much talent and eyes that just stop you in your tracks! Just 15 but I feel like I watched her grow up on stage. She is just a wonderful source of what makes me smile,

  • Pat Wiley
    Pat Wiley 4 months ago +1

    Hope she gets a record deal and more shows to go on to be seen and heard. It is quiet right now and have not seen her since she left Idol. She got robbed on the show, though. Should have been in top 10 at the least and got to tour with the rest of them. What a shame. What was wrong with the judges--they could have picked her. Instead they picked VOX.

  • Ivan Rosas
    Ivan Rosas 4 months ago

    Katy perry is shoooook gurl

  • Lesa Reek
    Lesa Reek 4 months ago


  • M Ilham
    M Ilham 4 months ago +1

    She so fuckin beautiful

  • Sherry Miller
    Sherry Miller 4 months ago


  • João Manuel Costa Sousa

    Uma voz lindíssima e que nos contagia mediatamente !!

  • Lacey Jackson
    Lacey Jackson 4 months ago

    Tbh I like this better than the original. But I LOVE Whitney. Don't @ me.

  • Stand Alone
    Stand Alone 4 months ago +1

    How the hell isn't this girl huge right now?

  • verna-sonja gianan klimowicz

    kinda has a judy garland voice.

  • verna-sonja gianan klimowicz

    I am so sick of the crying .. great voice

  • Donna Locke
    Donna Locke 4 months ago


  • Pat Wiley
    Pat Wiley 4 months ago

    I love emotional singers. But where does she get all that at fifteen. I really liked the way she did this and hit the high notes. Love it! Loved the looks on judges faces. Katy's eyes. ha And Luke's face. Lionel says to Katy--"that was good."

  • Pat Wiley
    Pat Wiley 4 months ago

    She did not make the top 10??? She needs to get a big break, next. I think they think she is still too young. But they need to pick the best voice. Hope she keeps coming back and hits it big one day. Nice girl and family.

  • Barbara Ellis
    Barbara Ellis 4 months ago +1

    I keep coming back for this video, because it's a perfect beautiful.

  • Leonardo Henrique
    Leonardo Henrique 4 months ago


  • Violet Williamson
    Violet Williamson 4 months ago +1

    The look of astonishment on the judges face is priceless!

  • Polish redneck
    Polish redneck 4 months ago +1

    a truely powerful voice for such a young lady

  • mc Dans
    mc Dans 4 months ago


  • Barbara Ellis
    Barbara Ellis 4 months ago +1

    Could of heard a pen drop

  • nick armijo
    nick armijo 5 months ago

    How far did she get?

  • Aroused floppeke
    Aroused floppeke 5 months ago

    No emotion at all. I prefer miss Grace's performance much better

  • Kenneth Terrell
    Kenneth Terrell 5 months ago

    Still can't believe you lost out on the first America's vote. Easily one of the four or five best contestants.

  • Evgenia Bragantseva
    Evgenia Bragantseva 5 months ago

    !!!!!!!! VERY VERY!!!!!!

  • Normand Duchesnil
    Normand Duchesnil 5 months ago

    She did America' Got Talent 4 years ago...

  • aura tetri
    aura tetri 5 months ago

    Love her voice, I thought she will be on top 10.

  • buri zaemon
    buri zaemon 5 months ago +1

    Go for the Voice....

  • Barbara Ellis
    Barbara Ellis 5 months ago

    Great performance, and much wisdom from all three judges.

  • cautionrj1
    cautionrj1 5 months ago +1

    This is by far the worst version ever

  • Hannah Elizza Eranista
    Hannah Elizza Eranista 5 months ago

    She made me cry..

  • T Kopp
    T Kopp 5 months ago

    Mara sure blows Maddie out of the water and she still won. Who was voting for people that really can't sing? Maddie has nothing on Mara! Mara should now try for the Voice. She will win someday.

  • busy boy
    busy boy 5 months ago

    this soul I can't get enough ,
    she IS LIFE !!!!!!!!

  • Faith Wheeler
    Faith Wheeler 5 months ago

    Vocally she was by far the best.

  • Berna Ndindi
    Berna Ndindi 5 months ago

    Wow 😯

  • S. Maman
    S. Maman 5 months ago

    I can't stop listening to Mara!! What a voice!! Amazing!!! Please make more music!!!

  • mike
    mike 5 months ago

    wow wow wow wow wow wow wow holy crap she is good.....

  • jane myers
    jane myers 5 months ago

    She has a great talent. I can't believe she is only 15. That is a difficult song to sing. She did a beautiful job!

  • Taylor Kazama
    Taylor Kazama 5 months ago

    This is my favorite performance from her!!

  • Muhammad Fauza Kamil
    Muhammad Fauza Kamil 5 months ago

    More than beautiful Mara. You're incredibly talented!

  • Chantulientje
    Chantulientje 5 months ago

    If you think this is good? Check out this cover of Glennis Grace! The producer of AGT invited her to participate for this show.

  • John Kenny
    John Kenny 5 months ago

    she's teeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeem goooooooooooooooooood

  • Queen RV
    Queen RV 5 months ago

    I love you Mara

  • Faith Brigham
    Faith Brigham 5 months ago

    Forget the cake and the well meaning advice, this little lady rocks. She's really real. Please don't mess with her. She's a class act. Leave her be. I for one love it when she lets loose, flips that gorgeous hair and spins around on stage. She's brilliant! Don't mess with her unique style. Just let her rock!

  • Adrianna Ferrari
    Adrianna Ferrari 5 months ago

    She makes a lot of ugly faces lol but she’s amazing get it girl !!!

  • beaky 317
    beaky 317 5 months ago

    She’s grown so much & so beautiful 😍 since her days on America’s Got Talent!’

  • Aayat Altamimi
    Aayat Altamimi 6 months ago

    Isn’t that gabby’s dress?😂

  • Fred van t padje
    Fred van t padje 6 months ago

    You have to see Glennis Grace at that age. I think she was better at that time. Glennis Grace sound mix show.

  • Barbara Ellis
    Barbara Ellis 6 months ago +1

    Amazing! She has a very beautiful voice! I sure hope she keeps on keeping on!

  • PJ ChJ
    PJ ChJ 6 months ago

    More mature voices

  • mice2012
    mice2012 6 months ago +1

    The look on the judges faces throughout the rendition is, priceless!! These b*tches are shocked to shit! Mara you are the bomb!

  • Tanya Dillon
    Tanya Dillon 6 months ago

    REDICULOUS!! I'd said before, 15 yrs old, wearing a formal AND for fitting dress, she's a child not a woman. N what really pissed me off, her FAKE quivering chin, her arm across her chest like "oh I know, I'm lovely aren't I, thank you, thank you...keep feeding my ego" feckoff!! She managed to squeeze out 1 crocodile tear per eye that didn't even roll down her face. She's arrogant because she it fake. Now her voice, WOW...BEAUTIFUL...(I can't believe Lionel Ritchi compared her to Whitney Houston) that was a slap in the face to Whitney and in her death none the less. Asshole. She get rode hard n put away wet. A TIGHT, FORMAL FKN EVENING GOWN...BE DAMNED IF ID LET MY 15 YR OLD DAUGHTER OUT THE DOOR LOOKING 30! BEAUTIFUL SONG, VOICE BUT STAGE PRESENCE WAS A DISGUSTING JOKE.

    • Sergio Meneses
      Sergio Meneses 5 months ago

      so much hate!! and so persona!! geeesh you okay? lol the time you spent writing that huge hate paragraph should've been spent on something positive! go out and enjoy life girl! stop spreading your hate here in the internet ;)

  • Nick Murray
    Nick Murray 6 months ago

    SHE'S 16!!!!!!!!!!!