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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  • nick armijo
    nick armijo 8 hours ago

    How far did she get?

  • anthony baranowski

    Judges faces, priceless

  • Aroused floppeke
    Aroused floppeke 3 days ago

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

  • Kenneth Terrell
    Kenneth Terrell 5 days 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 days ago

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

  • Normand Duchesnil
    Normand Duchesnil 7 days ago

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

  • aura tetri
    aura tetri 8 days ago

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

  • buri zaemon
    buri zaemon 8 days ago +1

    Go for the Voice....

  • Barbara Ellis
    Barbara Ellis 10 days ago

    Great performance, and much wisdom from all three judges.

  • cautionrj1
    cautionrj1 11 days ago +1

    This is by far the worst version ever

  • Hannah Elizza Eranista

    She made me cry..

  • T Kopp
    T Kopp 12 days 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 12 days ago

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

  • Faith Wheeler
    Faith Wheeler 14 days ago

    Vocally she was by far the best.

  • Berna Ndindi
    Berna Ndindi 15 days ago

    Wow 😯

  • S. Maman
    S. Maman 17 days ago

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

  • mike
    mike 18 days ago

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

  • love music54
    love music54 19 days 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 19 days ago

    This is my favorite performance from her!!

  • Muhammad Fauza Kamil

    More than beautiful Mara. You're incredibly talented!

  • Chantal den Outer
    Chantal den Outer 22 days 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 23 days ago

    she's teeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeem goooooooooooooooooood

  • V RM
    V RM 23 days ago

    I love you Mara

  • Faith Brigham
    Faith Brigham 24 days 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 25 days ago

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

  • beaky 317
    beaky 317 26 days ago

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

  • Aayat Altamimi
    Aayat Altamimi 28 days ago

    Isn’t that gabby’s dress?😂

  • Fred van t padje
    Fred van t padje 28 days 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 29 days ago +1

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

  • PJ ChJ
    PJ ChJ Month ago

    More mature voices

  • mice2012
    mice2012 Month 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 Month 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 28 days 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 Month ago

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

  • Rolando Anes
    Rolando Anes Month ago

    Myra you should have won American Idol he just said you're young lady outstanding voice of an Angel and I know God is in your heart and I know did America in the whole world know who you really are God bless you don't ever give up

  • Don Berry
    Don Berry Month ago

    I hate the judges for picking at her style.

  • Marceline
    Marceline Month ago

    I just remembered jessica sanchez ❤️😭

  • Music
    Music Month ago

    Perfect performance !!!!!!!!

  • William Aldridge
    William Aldridge Month ago

    She is such a powerful singer. My vote is for her to win. Mara, I can’t wait to buy your albums. Good luck.

  • John Culley
    John Culley Month ago

    This wonderful performance is comparable to 12 year old Diana Donatella's superb second place performance on the German show The Voice-Kids..

  • Tanya Huerta
    Tanya Huerta Month ago


  • Gordon Porter
    Gordon Porter Month ago +3

    She puts all she has into her singing. Puts lots of emotion. I personally think she is outstanding.

    RHINO WALT Month ago


  • Slay
    Slay Month ago +2

    Katy and Luke’s face though ahahha great performance

  • Deonilo Tiguelo
    Deonilo Tiguelo Month ago +2

    She nailed it.. she has her own way of performing that kind of genre..

  • Dixie Hull
    Dixie Hull Month ago +3

    This was the best on AIthis season. America got it wrong. I love Maddie but this girls voice out shown every other voice on the the show.

  • Dixie Hull
    Dixie Hull Month ago +1

    Gorgeous voice

  • Dr.Drake Ramoray
    Dr.Drake Ramoray Month ago

    she sounds great but she has GOT TO STOP CRYING

  • Cierra Downing
    Cierra Downing Month ago +2

    I truly believe up above Whitney is crying for tears of joy 🤧🧡

  • Cat's Incredulous
    Cat's Incredulous Month ago

    I hate that saying the phone book and address is in the phone book and then words in the phone book and the names in the phone book, Etc. Get new material. Judges suck.

  • Mia Notsil
    Mia Notsil Month ago

    she def made Whitney proud. 😊👍💗

  • victoria nojang
    victoria nojang Month ago +1

    Is she Mara Justine from America's got talent?

  • Mars G
    Mars G Month ago

    If she were to do songs like this and change it up a little she could go far....songs like suit her

  • Lachi
    Lachi Month ago

    She's so much better than Maddie Poppe

  • Livi Talmage
    Livi Talmage Month ago

    Is that the same dress that gabby wore for her duet with sugar land?

  • Susan Feltey
    Susan Feltey Month ago

    Idol is garnering a lot of fans for a lot of artists and she is one of them. She'll be back with an album..stunning.

  • Damaris Santiago
    Damaris Santiago Month ago


  • Frank James
    Frank James Month ago


  • AJ
    AJ Month ago

    Is that kaepernick on the drums?

  • Rolando Anes
    Rolando Anes Month ago

    Mara Justine I hope to see you on the voice don't ever give up because you have one of the most beautiful voices I've ever heard that make me emotional I'm blind but I can hear very well and God is going to be on your journey always so don't give up I want to hear you on The Voice show the world who you are how much time you got because you are the one of the most beautiful singers I ever heard in my life I'm 55 and I heard I seen yours but you are very beautiful scenery I hope to see you in the future and I know that I would love to hear you music everyday it really texted me when you sing thank you for being so talented and sharing your talent the world don't stop keep on

  • Janice Carroll
    Janice Carroll Month ago

    So much control. She is great.

  • Ryan MacPhee
    Ryan MacPhee Month ago

    How is she not the next American Idol?

  • mally32gs
    mally32gs Month ago

    She sucks

  • Valerie Camina
    Valerie Camina Month ago


  • Erik Ramos
    Erik Ramos Month ago


  • brett allen
    brett allen Month ago

    kid has some serious emotional problems. unstable

  • mandy frevele
    mandy frevele Month ago

    This this girl is in a league of her own. Amazing!

  • roxyest7
    roxyest7 Month ago +1

    Katy has yet to bake her own cake. This 15-year-old should be Katy's vocal judge! Katy has never sounded half as good as Mara.

  • Claudia Almeida
    Claudia Almeida Month ago

    Omg she is good

  • Eric Stevens
    Eric Stevens Month ago

    The bad thing in this video is that the song is so short... 😭 Damn! 😳

  • Kitty Hepburn
    Kitty Hepburn 2 months ago +2

    She picked a big song to fulfill and she took this song and did AMAZING!! She didn’t over do it or under do it!! Whitney would be so proud!! She dropped jaws YASSSSSS I hope she gets signed!!

  • Lonelle Alcaide
    Lonelle Alcaide 2 months ago

    I don't why people are so hard on her. They like overrated people so much that talents like her get shunned.

  • Bologna Ancheez
    Bologna Ancheez 2 months ago +1

    Pink, elvis, whitney, oprah. and now we,as americans, have another voice that is recognizable by just a first name. Mara.

  • Ani Garcia
    Ani Garcia 2 months ago


  • Lil JJ
    Lil JJ 2 months ago

    She is amazing. I still remember AGT

  • Caio Pereira
    Caio Pereira 2 months ago

    I am almost crying helppp

  • BriannaMSanchez
    BriannaMSanchez 2 months ago

    Wow!!! I can’t even imagine how much better she’s going to get as she matures. She was defiantly one of my favorites

  • Donna Ballance
    Donna Ballance 2 months ago

    hopefully Mara will come back next year.. she is AWESOME

  • Winfried Seybert
    Winfried Seybert 2 months ago

    I had tears in my eyes and goosebumps as I saw and heard she singing. That is rare and an unequivocal sign for an very good singer with heart in her voice and beautiful song.

  • Janis Bell
    Janis Bell 2 months ago

    Can't believe people actually didn't like this.

  • Laura Henry
    Laura Henry 2 months ago

    She has great tone!

  • Wilmary Gonzalez
    Wilmary Gonzalez 2 months ago

    Holy shit!!!!! Wow!

  • Shelly D.
    Shelly D. 2 months ago +1

    Utter perfection. She should have won.

  • Simply Zee
    Simply Zee 2 months ago

    No way should she have gone home. We’re in the top three and she definitely deserved a spot

  • Chubi Del Rosario
    Chubi Del Rosario 2 months ago

    Christina was better at 15.
    Charice also

  • Chubi Del Rosario
    Chubi Del Rosario 2 months ago


  • Sarah De Jesus Santos
    Sarah De Jesus Santos 2 months ago

    O talento dessa moça é incrível!

  • Hana Ivena
    Hana Ivena 2 months ago


  • Trav Nobl
    Trav Nobl 2 months ago

    It's a crime that she isn't still in the competition

  • Libeno Ezung
    Libeno Ezung 2 months ago

    Gabby barret wore the same dress

  • Domie Martinez
    Domie Martinez 2 months ago

    She's so pretty and talented OMG ❤️😻

  • Lady Miss
    Lady Miss 2 months ago


  • Don Berry
    Don Berry 2 months ago

    So sing in english and don't insult Us and you get votes or maybe just sing your butt off.

  • Pat Wiley
    Pat Wiley 2 months ago

    Mara should have won American Idol. I know she has wanted to be on Idol for a long time. Love the judges faces. Really good vocal. Fifteen years old??? She was so into the song and words. Her vocal range is wonderful. She can sing anything. Fifteen--wow! Mara does seem a bit fragile but she loves singing. Saw her at 11 on America's Got Talent. You judges could have saved her-- What happened? Not even into the top 10???! Disappointed in you.

  • Robin Alcorn
    Robin Alcorn 2 months ago


  • Victor Guerra
    Victor Guerra 2 months ago

    hOLY SHIT wow.............

  • Victoria Arispe
    Victoria Arispe 2 months ago

    American idol shows use to be bigger than these small show

    RHINO WALT 2 months ago


  • Johnny Bristol
    Johnny Bristol 2 months ago

    Katy you sabotaged this girl by telling her to not be herself...terrible suggestion...she lost the viewers by singing with your stupid calmed her down right off the show...twas jealousness I believe...if a male judge reacted to the beautiful girls the way you react to the young men...theyed be off the show...oh I sold your soul to the devil...

  • Keith Purdue
    Keith Purdue 2 months ago

    Remember when she was 11? How scary to think of when she's 20.

  • Sherry McCowan
    Sherry McCowan 2 months ago

    I don't think this could've been more perfect!